Week 3: Blog 5- The negative effects of social media

According to http://socialnetworking.procon.org/  “In July 2012 Americans spent 74.0 billion minutes on social media via a home computer, 40.8 billion minutes via apps, and 5.7 billion minutes via mobile web browsers, a total of 121.1 billion minutes on social networking sites.” Time spent away from normal everyday activities like studying if your in college, or meeting the love of your life through dating websites is somewhat disobeying your duty as a human. There are only certain things we can do as a human which I believe are live and love. Living to fulfill our human needs to interact with one another were originally meant to be face to face interaction. With social media and social networking we have created a cyber world where people don’t need to leave their living rooms to meet someone. There are so many sites online that we cant even accurately begin to count how many different forms of social networking and media there are. The only problem is, the more we interact and create profiles on the new and upcoming social media site, the more we make ourselves vulnerable for someone who may be searching us to get a job, or possibly even be fired. Today the workforce is extremely competitive and hard to land a job and keep it. Social media is a great wade to weave out the resumes when a recruiter or HR representative does a search on your name through the common search engine. The best thing you can do is not to badmouth any previous employer or current, you can learn a lot about someone and their personality traits by their twitter alone. This can a down fall for many recent college graduate or the average worker. There are more negative effects to social media then positive when it comes down to the nitty gritty. But there are positive effects too. Just watch what you say, do and post, it can back fire and get you in trouble with the law or keep you from getting a job. 

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