Essay on Social Media 's Impact On The Human Mind And Body

751 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
The Internet has come a long way since the dawn of the twenty first century. Social media has become a big part of today’s Internet. Social media has been able to bring countries from all over the world to communicate. Thus, social media has altered the way people live, work, and communicate. Although social media has had a positive impact on global communication, it has been detrimental to the human mind and body. With the use of social media, people are more likely to be non-productive, to be cyber bullied, to be physically and mentally unhealthy. People are less likely to be productive with the use of Facebook or other sources of social media sites. These social networking sites tend to take up a persons daily life. According to Lauren Davidson from The Telegraph, “The average person has five social media accounts and spends around 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day, accounting for 28pc of the total time spent on the Internet” (para. 2). The time that is lost from the use of social media is the time that is lost on doing something great such as learning, building, or inventing something new. Looking on a larger scale, people will spend a lot more than an hour a year. According to Dianna Booher, people “Spending an hour a day on social media amounts to nine weeks [in] a year” (para. 8). More than two months of a person’s life is spent on these social networking sites. Social media has created a loss of productivity in people’s lives. In addition,…

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