Social media refers to blogs, forums, networks, wikis, and many other online sites and services. The main idea behind social media is that people around the world can easily and instantly share information and ideas through social interaction.
However, some people dislike social media. These opponents believe that the blogs and wikis, emails and text messages, etc. create information overload. In other words, there is too much information to read and understand. There is a constant fight for people's attention.
In the world of today, social media has become an important part of society, mostly because of cheap Internet, cell phones that let users surf the Internet and send emails, and a wide range of other services to share information. Even with the negatives, it's not likely to disappear.
Discuss your answer.
- How do you use the Internet? Please explain.
- What are the positives of social media? What are the negatives of social media?
- Are you a supporter or an opponent of social media? Please explain.
- Could you live without social media, the Internet, and cell phones? Why/not?