Below are the most discussed disadvantages of social networking according to these tenth graders, including quotes from their essays.
In a similar format, you can also read reflections on the benefits of social networking in my column at “A couple weeks ago, one of my friends and I got into a fight and she told me all of her feelings as to why she ignored me for two weeks.
We post pictures of us looking perfect and share the good news.
We never post pictures of ourselves when our dog dies, when someone we love leaves, and when we lose a job.
On the occasion that our “roflcopter” is actually put to use at a funny moment, we are replacing actual laughter with, in this case, a simple ten-letter acronym.
According to Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford, the actual physical act of laughter, and not the abstract idea of something being funny, is what makes laughing feel so good.
Now, there is a dramatic decrease in face-to-face communication, which reduces our generation’s ability to interact with others on a speaking level.” Not coincidentally, this same message was echoed by the young people interviewed in .
Youth engaged in their communities claim that face-to-face interactions is what motivates them to make a difference in the world.
Unfortunately, sometimes friends use their phones so much that it is difficult to have an actual conversation with them.
Sometimes friends can get so socially attached to something such as a blog or gaming console that they lose touch with friends, creating small gaps and holes in close friendships/relationships.” “The new socially active era causes laziness because instead of running to your friends you can message them.
The quality of a conversation using social media is awful because you cannot sense the emotion or enthusiasm from the other person.