Social media was created to strengthen social ties and not server them an opinion few people hold today. In this era of social media, relationships are built on the internet and lived through on the internet. People now make friends with people they have no intention of ever meeting. Now people prefer to live their lives through a screen rather than savoring the moments, have people lost touch of reality? Has social media made us anti-social?
Before the social media was born people related with one another in a more physical way than the virtual means in the social media world as it is today. When people can actually have conversations with their friends physically and they listened and participated. Real life relationships have been redefined and today it is common to see people spend their day in front of a screen chatting and “socializing”.
Has Social Media made us anti-social?
The idea of social media is amazing; it connects us to the world with no language, location or even racial barriers. Or has it achieved quite the opposite? Now you see people chat and live their lives on the social media with minimal human contacts. Social media has created a new reality that has given license to different kinds of behaviors in humanity.
People now miss important moments while trying to write them on their favorite social networks. Instead of going out with friends and enjoying your time with friends and family, people just use the social media sites. Statistics has shown that there are more social media addicts each year than the previous year. We rely too much on the social media these days; we expect more from technology and the social media and less from each other.
I wonder how the human civilization would’ve survived this long if social media has been around from the onset? Think of it anyhow you like, but the truth remains that we rely on social media and technology so much these days to facilitate social communication but they can as well be deleterious to social interaction. You have to admit that communication through a machine cannot be the same as when face to face with someone.
Other will entirely argue differently, some will argue that social media has boasted their interactions and relationships and has made them more social. Social media can now allow us to know what our friend in other part of the world is doing at any point in time. They have claimed that social media has made it easier to relate with one another.
I don’t want to sound judgmental, I want you to vote and decide in this article if social media has made us anti-social. Use the poll below to vote to show if you agree or not about social media having made us less social.
The vote with the highest percentage of votes wins and if you have any points to argue in favor or against the topic please use the comment section below.