I think that social media is a way for people to communicate with others on the web. It can be a way of communicating with family, friends, or even a way to follow celebrities and see what is going on in their life.Social media is a great way to keep in touch with others or to just see what others are doing everyday.
Although social media is a great way to communicate and be constantly updated on people’s lives through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., it can also have some negative effects. I recently wrote a paper for one of my other classes explaining how social media can cause depression. Some people have a hard time constantly being updated on the events in others lives. They use social media to compare their life with others. I was able to survey some of the other students in my class and find out what they thought. I found that people usually are bitter about seeing updates on their timeline when others are on vacation or somewhere tropical. I also found that people are jealous of seeing relationship photos on their timeline. I think social media is really just a way of socializing and posting updates about yourself so that you can appear in a way that you want others to see you. It is much different from socializing in person because you can select certain things you want to say about yourself. For example, people may see a vacation picture you posted in the Bahamas of a perfect day and think you are having an amazing time, but what they don’t know is that it rained all the other days you were there and you were fighting with your mom the whole trip. Everyone defines social media differently, but I think everyone can agree that it is just a way for people to share things about themselves, ideas, or to communicate with others.
I also think that a blog is a form of social media as well. It is a place for people to post their opinions or ideas on a specific topic and allows for others to comment on these ideas and give their ideas. Blogging creates socializing on the web in a different way than other social media. It is more informative and more about sharing ideas rather than personal information or photos.
Social media and blogging are also both ways that businesses are able to promote their brand or company.