The rise of technology and social media

02 December 2018
2 mins read
Volume 9 · Issue 10

Like it or love it, social networking has changed our lives, in one way or another. There are so many different social media sites, the most commonly accessed being Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat, Reddit and Flickr; and they have changed how we communicate with friends, family, and potentially colleagues. But is it a good thing?

It all very much depends on the individual, and which social media site that person is using. Sites such as LinkedIn, and potentially Facebook, could serve as a great launching pad for a new business or venture, or as an educational tool, but equally can be a source of negative pressure for some individuals, and has the potential for cyber bullying.

For me social media makes it much easier to stay in touch with friends around the world, and also friends and colleagues, both past and current. Equally it means that people I have never had contact with are able to access some details of my life, whether good or bad.

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