Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dylan Simon's Perception On Social Media

My perception on social media is that it's changed the world in many different ways. It's helped us to contact people in different ways, gather information easier, less time consuming and cheaper for business. In the past 20 years social media has grown tremendously. We have seen the rise of Google, MySpace, Facebook, MSN, Youtube, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail and many more social media sites. We depend so much on social media and we spend so much time on these sites. Social media has effected the way we humanly connect with people, in the sense that we talk to people through Facebook and MSN instead of picking up a phone and talking to our friends. Social media is also very addicting you can spend alot of your time on these different websites and not even relieze it. Social media is a tool that can be used to ruin relationships. It allows people to connect with others that they wouldn't normally find or locate. Social media makes it a lot easier. I do think that social media is the biggest shift since the industrial revolution because it's changed the world. We rely on it for everything that we do. If we have nothing to do and we are bored we go on Facebook and talk to our friends. If we have to find information for our school projects we use google. Another big thing that social media allows us to do is it's a new tool for people who are trying to get famous or make it through the music indusrty. We have seen people become huge through social media. Justin Bieber made it by posting Youtube videos of himself singing and playing guitar. Social media just makes it easier to make your dreams come true. Social media is a great advertising tool for businesses. You can post your company or your company's product on Facebook or Twitter, to get more people aware of your business/ product. And you can also advertise explaining what your business is about and why people should buy your products.

1 comment:

  1. You make valid points on why Social Media is a good thing Dylan, but what about the bad things of Social Media?? Because of it's time consuming, it can lead to the obesity across the world. People rather sit on the computer then go out and get the exercise that is needed. For the people you meet on Social Media sites, do you really know who you are meeting? The face in the picture and who is talking to you, might not always be the same person. We lived before all these sites, and before internet. Although, I will agree it is convenient for everyone, especially for businesses to advertise, or for students to access research when they can not get to a library. But for social networking sites, there will always be the next big thing. Facebook replaced Myspace, and it seems like Twitter is becoming the next big thing. But what people need to remember is, when posting your "life" online, watch what we post, never know who can access it.