This infographic discusses the impact that social media has on teens and even adults on their everyday life. Stated in the article by Britney Fitzgerald it says, "We test 75% of the day, Facebook 51% of the day, and 11% of the day we tweet a tweet." (Britney Fitzgeald 4). Said through out the inforgraphic is statistics on how social media is overused in our everyday life and that social media is taking over. Britney states that social media is taking over time that could be used for productive things. Teens and adults are overusing social media rather than doing productive or things that should overview social media by a far. Also stated in the article by Britney it says, "75% of social media users, use social media in a professional way." (Britney Fitzegerald 4). These statistics show how teens and adults are using social media in a way that shouldn't be necessary. ***Fitzgerald, Britney. “Social Media Is Hurting Us More Than It Is Helping.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 7 Dec. 2017, www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/teens-and-social-media_n_1628442.html.
In this article it discusses that social media has a huge impact on teens and adults mental health. The article states, "The study finds that teens who use social media sites for two hours or more per day are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health, psychological distress and suicidal thoughts." (Carolyn Gregorie). This study is trying to prove that the amount of social media that teens and adults use are having intense impacts on them. Through out the article it also states that social media is causing bad social media habits and not supporting mental health. Thus providing more evidence that social media is hurting the society. ***Gregoire, Carolyn. “Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 28 July 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/social-media-mental-health_us_55b129d9e4b08f57d5d3eedf *** (PICTURE)“Teen Obsession with Social Media.” Diablomag, 15 Mar. 206AD, www.diablomag.com/August-2014/Is-Your-Teen-Obsessed-with-Social-Media/DM1408_100_DIG800.jpg.
During this TedTalk, Dr Cal Newport discusses his theory on social media. His theory is described as to how social media is only for entertainment purposes and there is no real need to have social media in our life constantly. Through out the video, Dr. Cal Newport constantly restates that being without social media isn't the worst thing in the entire world and your are not going to miss anything because you aren't on social media. Another thing that Dr. Cal Newport states is how the makers of social media make it so addicting so that you buy and use their app, thus pulling you into using their social media network. The final point of Dr. Cal Newport's theory is that you don't need social media to have a successful professional future. Dr. Cal Newport continues to prove that social media has no real significant purpose to our lives and that social media doesn't help you in any way and is only used for unnecessary purposes. ***EHow. “Negative Impact of Social Media in the Workplace.” YouTube, YouTube, 26 May 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYQ7LRCVzg.
In the article is states 6 way social media is hurting us emotionally. 1. Friendships and relationships are falling apart and we don't have genuine actual friends, we have more internet friends rather than real friends. 2. We emotionally set ourselves a part from people because we can't be the "perfect person". 3. We desire to "look good" to show other people what we are doing thus setting the mind set of, "if you didn't post it on social media did you do it all?" 4. We develop the sense of we always have to be in the "spotlight", making are emotional state unstable if we aren't the "spotlight". 5. We feel the need to consume social media everyday, hurting our mental and emotional health. And finally 6. Social anxiety has basically turned into the normality of the society. All 6 of these things are supporting causes, stated by the author of this article, that social media is hurting out emotional state of being. ***Wiest, Brianna. “6 Ways Social Media Is Hurting Us Emotionally.” Bustle, Bustle, 25 Apr. 2018, www.bustle.com/articles/103636-6-ways-social-media-is-hurting-us-emotionally-despite-all-the-ways-it-helps
Now a days social media is destroying the way teens are using English skills and formal writing. Because teens are so immersed into social media now a days, it is leading to a destruction in the way they talk and write. In the article it states, "Students are more likely to commit certain grammatical errors because they use the conventions of texting, tweeting and Facebooking in their formal academic essays. " (Ruth Campbell 2). Following this statement, it is proving social media is hurting teens ability to write formally and speak formally when necessary. Teens and even adults are not having the ability to change from informal writing and speaking to formal writing and speaking because of social media. ***Campbell, Ruth. “Social Media May Wreck Your Kid's Writing.” Gale- Opposing Viewpoints in Context, 15 Nov. 2016, go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Fe aturedContent&resultListTy pe=RESULT_LIS T&searchResultsType=SingleTab&searchT ype=TopicSe archForm¤tPosition=4 &docId=GALE%7CEJ301074 4226&docType=Viewp oint+essay&sort=RN_DISP&conten tSegment=&pro dId=OVIC&contentSet=GALE%7CEJ 3010744226& topicId=00000000LVY8&searchId= &userGroupNa me=j084910011&inPS=true.
This article explains the addiction of social media and the toll it has on teens and adults. In the article it goes over how not only does social media cause addiction problems as to it also causes symptoms of addiction such as withdrawal, health problems, and time management issues. These symptoms also include depression, anger, and anxiety. Being so addicted to social media can also result in loss of sleep, being late to everything, and skipping face-to-face interactions. These symptoms are becoming such an issue to teens and adult that are using social media constantly everyday. Also addressed in this article it states, consequences of technology addiction are similar to the consequences of chemical addictions such as drugs or alcohol. The article is suggesting that social media is becoming so addicting that it is on the same line of addiction that drugs and alcohol are. ***Larry, Rosen D, et al. “Social Networking Is Addictive and Can Lead to Psychological Disorders.” Gale- Opposing Viewpoints in Context, 16 July 2015, go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?tabID=Fea turedContent&resultListT ype=RESULT_LIST&searchResultsType=Singl eTab&searchType=TopicSearchForm¤tPositi on=6&docId=GALE%7CEJ301074422 3&docType=Viewpo int+essay&sort=RN_DISP&contentSe gment=&prodId=OVIC &contentSet=GALE%7CEJ301074422 3&topicId=00000000 LVY8&searchId=&userGroupName=j0 84910011&inPS=true+.