Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I believe that social media is in no way a fad. The technologies that we have seen introduced in the last twenty years in respect to social media are immense. The list of social technologies that have been popping up over the years just keeps growing. It started with email, then facebook and my space, and now twitter, and this is a very condensed list. Social media has a major impact on most peoples lives because of how easy it makes communication between friends, family, students, teachers ect. And the thing about all this new technology is that it is user and age friendly. In the past year my mom has aquired an I phone and is on Facebook daily. The reason that these technologies are growing so fast is because they are so easy to use.

To say that it is the biggest shift since the industrial revolution is a bold statement that I will not agree with. I will say that it may be on it's way though. To have technologies that connect people world wide, from country to country, is really a very positive thing. To say that the growth of social media is a negative thing, is to say that there is an easier more efficient way to communicate worldwide, which there clearly is not.

Overall, social media has had a massive positive effect on society. With the introduction of new and easier ways to communicate and share ideas through social media, we can easily say that not only does social media connect people around the world but it also makes our lives a little easier.


  1. I really like your blog. I think that you have made very good points on your views. It has become a very easy user friendly way to be connected that all age group are using.

  2. Social media is user friendly! When looking at social media with this approach it is very convenient to all users. It makes life a lot easier for long distant relationships, to keep in touch with family members, and to also keep in touch with old friends. My family uses Facebook to keep in touch with one another so that we are not constantly using the telephone and receiving long distance charges all the time. Although, a nice phone call is nice once in awhile.

  3. I like how you put your own twist on you opinion. Not only did you agree with the comment but you also disagreed. I dont believe it is just a fad, like you said it is a much easier way to stay connected worldwide, which is clearly wonderful, but its not as big as a statement as saying " it is the biggest shift since the industrial revolution," now thinking about it I agree with, that is a little too bold I agree.


  4. I agree with you that that social media makes it easier to communicate and connect with people around the world. It makes our lives a little easier but at the same time takes over our lives. No matter how convenient it is, we should learn how to use it as a communication tool without abusing personal interactions.