Social Media Impact (Kelly Wang)

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1. Teens spend an average of nine hours a day on social sites and 30% of which or 2.7 hours is spent interacting with others on social media such as Youtube, Facebook or Snapchat. The sum of hours spent on social media is even longer than the time used for eating and drinking.

1.1. This study calculates how much time people spend on social media and breaks it down more specifically into the most popular social media apps.

1.1.1. The study reveals a strong correlation between high frequent use of social media and sleep disturbances in young adults between 19-32 years old. The higher the social media consumption, the more likely it is to be disturbed when sleeping.

2. It is easier for people to bully someone online by commenting negatively or sending hate speeches than doing the same thing in person.

2.1. The different forms children can be bullied on popular social media such Facebook are listed in the following link.

2.1.1. Studies show a strong correlation between cyberbully and suicidal thoughts. This is more serious than traditional bullying at school because the bullying is presented to a larger audience.

2.2. Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty? - some reasons as to why cyberbullying is so prevalent in today's society -Ash

3. Social media like Facebook makes it easier for people to share their personal lives, even very small details like a specific time eating at a specific restaurant by simply writing a post and share it to the public.

3.1. This article mentions how people can easily use social media apps on phones and location services to check in at their locations.

3.1.1. In a restaurant in Las Vegas, New York, Crime Watch Daily shows how easy it is for people, especially young college females to be cyber-stalked when they pinpoint their locations and share them on social media like Facebook or Foursquare.

4. People make comparisons of their own lives with others when browsing through social media such as Facebook, which lowers their self-esteem and make them feel inadequate.

4.1. According to social psychologist Leon Festinger, comparisons on social media is a big contributor of people's misconceptions of themselves in a negative way.

4.1.1. Comparisons with friends on social media sites cause depression and increase stress level. Because people tend to share mostly positive or bright parts of their lives, other viewers have a false perception of them, thinking they are better due to their successes shared online.

4.1.1.1. I agree! Also because humans are naturally prone to comparing themselves to others, when they see other individuals with seemingly perfect lives, they might feel worse about themselves -- leading to mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. -Ash

5. People who are less sociable or suffer from depressions can very likely addict to social media because they use it as a distraction to escape problems in real life.

5.1. Signs and risks of social media addiction is explained in the following link.

5.1.1. Children's addiction to social media makes their personality more introverted and aggressive. They become less capable of maintaining interpersonal relationships with their peers as they keep to themselves.

6. Social media like Facebook is a good platform for companies to advertise their products.

6.1. This is Apple's iphone 8 video on Facebook.

6.1.1. Apple's iPhone 8 Facebook page is now followed by 127,946 Facebook users, which are all potential customers.

7. Social media brings large companies closer to their customers when they keep their Facebook pages updated regularly.

7.1. Manovich claims a similar idea of how social media makes an intimate connection between two parties as he writes that "[g]ame producers, musicians, and film companies try to react to what fans say about their products, implement fans' wishes, and even shape story lines in response to conversations among cultural consumers" (329).

7.1.1. Companies like Kiehl's can easily do a poll and get feedback from their customers regarding their satisfaction of using Kiehl's products and any particular likes or dislikes.

7.2. This also allows customers to stay updated with any promotions or new news for the business. -Christina

7.2.1. How B2B Marketers Use Facebook to Reach Customers

8. The interactive feature allows users to share contents, either newly created or recombined from different sources, which inspires creativity.

8.1. Manovich argues that "creating new web content [is] a tactical creativity, which experts...have to work on things in order to make them its own" (326)

8.1.1. My visual technology professor told the class to use websites like "design inspiration" to get inspirations before or during the designing process, whether it would be a specific color scheme or a general placing of objects on an artboard.

9. Interactive web platforms like Khan Academy breaks the traditional way of teaching students, making learning free and more accessible.

9.1. The following link is a Khan Academy video, teaching limits in Calculus.

9.1.1. Because Khan Academy covers many subjects taught at school, from elementary school to college-level courses, any student struggling in school can simply go to the website with a computer and watch their videos for further clarification as they break down concepts thoroughly and clearly to make users or students understand what they are learning. Sal's videos were downloaded more than 180 million times.

9.2. Redirect Notice

10. Mobile Social media apps "has increasingly become a communication medium" (Manovich 320). This is especially true and beneficial for the spread of breaking news. A disaster that occurs in a state can spread instantaneously and grab national attention.

10.1. Lev Manovich, the author of a scholarly article named "The Practice of Everyday(Media) Life: From Mass Consumption to Mass Cultural Production?" claims that interactive web platforms or social media are now an effective and easy way to communicate with others (320).

10.1.1. A newly created Twitter account called "CAL FIRE" was created to keep a worldwide audience updated on the status of the wildfire in Northern California which killed at least 15 people.

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