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How Social Media Has Changed the World? 5 Impacts of Social Media on Our Lives

Updated on March 8, 2014

The Social Networking Platforms

Social media in our modern civilization

Social media has become this significant part of our modern civilization. It is a defining trait of how integrated our social interactions have become. We credit this achievement to the developments that have made in technology to ingenuity of the visionaries among us, who, in creating social networking platforms, have helped write some of the present occurrences being experienced in the world today.

Facebook, Twitter, Google+ - A different world of social networking

With Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks we have become much aware of the world we are living in and this is one of the changes being talked about. Social Networking giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have contributed to create a whole new world where we are free to express our opinion and share it with our friends and peers. This world of social media gives scope to everyone to express and share ideas, thoughts and feelings, who want to be the part of it.

The Giants

The 5 Impacts

News- Social media has become an important source of news. While the credibility of some sources can clearly be contested, news channels tweet or give updates on significant happenings all over the world. Their availability on social networks makes news more accessible. Additionally, news quickly gets passed around the networks in ways never experienced before.

Interaction- Social media has furthered interaction by such a massive scale that is hard not to notice it. It allows people to keep in touch in a more regularly, and sometimes, more intimately, than was ever before because of time and space constraints. People cities or continents apart can keep in touch so effortlessly, creating an opportunity to experience different cultures.

Political Landscapes- Social media has enabled greater political awareness and organization, which has in some cases rewritten entire political landscapes. It has particularly played a large part in the Iran elections, and Obama’s reelection for a second term as US President, and inspired the political unrests in Egypt.

Learning- Social media has also played a large part in fostering literacy. Children who start using the platforms develop early communication skills, and generally become more literate. This is an encouraging trend, and thanks to the huge availability of information, both simplistic and complex on the internet, anyone can become as smart or intelligent as they desire.

Marketing- The whole dynamics of marketing have been changed, and rather than investing in mass channels ads, companies are becoming more consumer-centered through interactions made over social media. They are able to understand the needs of the market from the market itself, greatly altering the way marketing has been done in the past.

Here I Conclude

There are so many ways social media has changed the world, and the above five are among the most significant. Up to this point, social media has a firm place in our future, where it is hoped that the capabilities of these interactive platforms will be extended.

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    • Kevin St Hilaire profile image

      Kevin St Hilaire 

      7 months ago from Lawrence, Ma

      Social media platforms are almost impossible to avoid nowadays. If you are not connected you are falling far behind in social connectedness. The only dilemma with this is that clicking, scrolling, liking, and posting has become paramount to physical connectedness. We have the pros and cons. Marketing, meeting new people, finding old friends, admiring others' timelines, and of course, you have online dating. However, the physical connectedness is lost. Also, a lot of people nowadays are comparing their lives to others who paint a picture perfect life on their timelines. This can actually cause a lot of people stress. Feigning happiness and posting constantly in order to promote that facade. People spend hours glued to their smartphones and computers. People "beautify" themselves on Snapchat and Instagram with filters. They sometimes become self-conscious, potentially introverting themselves and believing that that photoshopped image is actually who they are. Social media is superlative to physical life for some people. At the end of the day, however, I am grateful for social media. It just has its demons.

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      bruh 

      2 years ago

      if there's a skeeter on your peter, whack it off!!

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      Ndina 

      3 years ago

      what an article, I just got a hint on how to start of with my assignment. very helpful.

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      meme 

      3 years ago

      very useful

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      kelsey 

      3 years ago

      It is amazing how mush social media has changed the world. There is so much more information at the tip of your fingers thanks to social media. I try to always stay up to date with the latest topics and latest social media sites. http://www.kcmedia.com/service/social-media/

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      youare stupid 

      3 years ago

      thanks

      not!!!!!!!

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      emma 

      3 years ago

      social media can be an essay is it resilient or not

    • profile image

      bruh 

      3 years ago

      bruh

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      Dani Jackson 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Great Post!

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      Webinar101 

      4 years ago

      I think that. It is a problem but it has many positive changes on our lives. I use an open chat room to help organize my soccer practices and it helps the kids and parents to know what's going on.

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      Simmons Lee 

      4 years ago

      I think that social media is a pretty big problem

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      Ben 

      4 years ago

      true I think the same but some people only think its good.

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      cason 

      4 years ago

      This article was very useful.I now know social media is used for positive and negative.

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      Christina Macpherson 

      4 years ago

      Why has Google shut down its Google Blog Search? Now when looking for news on various topics, we get links only to mainstream media.

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      akp_thailand 

      4 years ago

      social media changed our lives in many ways but it also brings our life negative effect. some people became lazy and more dependent on social media.

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      akp_thailand 

      4 years ago

      social media changed our lives in many ways but it also brings our life negative effect. some people became lazy and more dependent on social media.

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      frederick 

      4 years ago

      very much changed......

    • rachel rose10 profile image

      rachel rose10 

      4 years ago

      Social media has changed not only our lives, but ways of managing our businesses. Every savvy company should have social accounts. We have to put our names out there to be recognized and talked about. If you ever need help with social media AUTOXLOO DMS provider will give your company not only bunch of tools to manage social media, but unparallelled customer support service.

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      Ben Hankin 

      4 years ago

      I'm just here to test the waters.

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      hello 

      4 years ago

      heelooojkhgjuh

    • webseo22 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sonali Guha 

      4 years ago from India

      Thanks Selvina, yes social media is really ruling!

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      Selvina 

      5 years ago

      That's really true social media plays an important role in today's world both positive and negative.

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      Kool Geeza 

      5 years ago

      Yea boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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      hannah brown 

      5 years ago

      too useful article!

    • webseo22 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sonali Guha 

      5 years ago from India

      thanks keri and yes social media is really having a great impact on our lives.

    • Keri Machin profile image

      Keri Machin 

      5 years ago from Miami Florida

      great guide on how social media is changing the world we live in!

    • webseo22 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sonali Guha 

      5 years ago from India

      yes adamsbell you are right..:)

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      adamsbell 

      5 years ago

      The biggest change in the way that we interact due to social media is the sheer number of people that we can interact with.We can interact with people from all around the world. This is why you see people who have thousands of Facebook friends. They would never have that many friends if they had to interact with them in person. This gives the opportunity to share opinions with a far wider range of people.

      In Social media there is no filter on your communication. These are the changes happened via Social Media.

    • webseo22 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sonali Guha 

      5 years ago from India

      yes yogesh, we are really experiencing a new world with social media

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      yogesh 

      5 years ago

      This is very true that social networks have changed our lives and that in a better way.

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