The article mentions about how people make Facebook posts expressing their opinions in the hopes of getting likes. How is that different from posting an article on Bizcommunity hoping that people would respond positively. Isn't that essentially the same thing apart from the fact that Facebook are people you may know as opposed to a more public forum such as this.
I am not intending to attack anyone personally, I just think that social media isn't the demon people say it is. I have not seen anyone or even heard of anyone who has negatively been impacted by social media and therefore do not see the harm.
I have, however, seen people benefit enormously by gaining self worth, reclusive people have their voices heard when they are too shy in the physical world, people have made livings and businesses and real world success through social media.
To weigh up the pro's and con's it would be a landslide.
I was able to re-connect with 2nd cousins who I have never met from Australia over facebook and they flew over to visit. Thanks to Facebook.
Social networking will never go away so long as people feel the need to communicate efficiently and quickly with people. Deleting your FB account is the adult equivalent of running away from home I feel.
That's my opinion and I would put that opinion on my facebook page because an opinion is an opinion and an audience is an audience.
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theresa du preez
Currently in the process of trying to get hold of Google to sort out a client problem. Give that a go - it's actually damn near impossible to find a way to contact them. And you should see the palava to cancel a Google+ page.
I'm not scared of data and databases, but that has been an eye opening experience that has really made me think twice.
However how much are you watching what is happening in society?
My ability is to note trends and patterns, it's just a knack that's developed over the years and I've been involved in a number of social media platforms; this isn't just based on Facebook.
I'm the first to acknowledge the value of Facebook; I mention in the article that I retain my Facebook presence because of the mastermind group I belong to. I understand fully that there is value.
However I'm also saying that there are huge negative impacts that are carrying through to our everyday lives, and they're skewing the way people conduct their lives.
Why does that make my opinion nonsense? Why the need to attack on a personal level? Why not just argue the points that you disagree with?
Did you watch the Guardian piece I linked to? In the lust section, the lady interviewed couldn't make it through the interview without stopping to tweet and reply to tweets. Likewise she's given up on relationships and live-in boyfriends, because her relationships interfere in her twitter time.
It's like the youngsters who all get together at a party and then sit around Facebooking and Tweeting the whole time - those are the extremes that get to me.
My friends and family have not been negatively impacted by social media. It hasn't stumped me or anyone I know socially.
If anything I have made better friends with acquaintances that I now physically see and am friends with.
Yes Facebook provides a soap-box to express opinions, then how different is it to Bizcommunity save that you have the option of anonymity here.
So if anything, I would prefer comment from FB because at least people back their opinions.
7 sins of social media, what nonsense.
Bronwen Del Paggio
"Social media has maybe been an eye opener and built a global village, but its time in the guise that we've known it is coming to an end."
I agree it's changing, it's guise is changing. It won't leave, but like the Internet has always evolved, the role of social media is changing.
Nothing gets left behind and social media has become too interwoven into our lives to leave completely, but it's going to change.
The article however is about how it's affecting and impacting us as a society and the kinds of societal problems that it creates.
That's what we want to strike a conversation about - because when we talk about that we can help it evolve into something useful.
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I also find it extremely irritating when you subscribe to a really good "Weekly" newsletter or blog that instantly evolves into 3+ times a day heap of nonsense.