One difference between communications nowadays and 5, 10,


One of my good friends was talking about difference between
communications nowadays and 5, 10, 100 years ago, said: “In the early 20th century was easy to talk- sent a letter and wait until the answer was
coming approximately month. But then it became easier- the telephone was
invented, answering was immediate provided that your conversationalist was on
the line waiting the call. Wasn’t it enough? No, the technologies went further
and led communication on the next level. Mobile phone one of those devices.
This «magic box» had SMS, MMS, phone calls and other different options for
hanging out. Mobile phones were replaced by smartphones with Internet and, with
it, social networks and messengers which automatically allow you to go through
your profile, view online you or not, whether you want it or not. Constantly
chasing after the likes, comments from people whom you admire to, whether you need
it or not. The borders have completely worn out, but does it mean that
communication has become simplier?” By matching some arguments below I will try
to prove why it is important to keep balance in using social media.

People, especially young generation, by mention aspects of communication
networks don’t often notice their negative side. Yes, expressing yourself,
exposing your photos from journey or even from restaurant, posting quotes you
liked, and last news is appearing every minute can help you to be more open or
discuss subject which in real life you afraid to talk about. However simple
things like not setting your privacy settings properly or liking someone’s
photo can have bad results The positives and negatives of using social
networking sites(BBC,2013).  For instance, cyberbullying is the use of
technology to harass, threaten, embarrass or target another person Cyberbullying(Larissa Hirsch, MD,2014).  According to a
new report published by Pew Research, 3 in 4 adult internet users in the U.S. have
witnessed someone being harassed online and 40% have personally experienced
online harassment. This issue affected all social media users, in particular,
young people. For any type of harassment, the percentage of 18-29 years old who
personally experienced it is much higher than it is for the online population
as a whole Young People Are More at Risk to Be Harassed Online(Felix
Richter,2014).  

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As it was noticed before social media has no barrier in communication,
moreover it a huge store of different sort of data from which users can take the
essentials. It gives a great opportunity to be well knowledged in various
spheres and find answers for scientific questions or even homework tasks.
Nevertheless sometimes go and watch some photos with cute kitties in Pinterest
and “Gangnam style” clip-videos on YouTube much easier and doesn’t require
strong efforts from you. Wired.com posted two studies which demonstrated damage
to productivity caused by social networking. Nucleus Research reported that
Facebook shaves 1.5% off office productivity while Morse claimed that British
companies lost 2.2 billion a year to the social phenomenon Social Media – A
Good Thing or a Bad Thing?(Syed Noman Ali,2012).

To sum up, I have mentioned some positive and negative aspects of social
media by comparison to give understanding of importance keeping balance in the
use. Because everything in the life requires balance.

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