Positive Aspects of Social Media

A defining characteristic of recent generations has been their use of technology and, in particular, social media. Social Media has taken the world by storm and that is undeniable. Like anything, social media has its pros and cons, but there are many positive aspects of social media.

“I love social media because I’m able to stay up to date with everything going on in the world, from politics, to what my friends are doing right now, I don’t know what I would do without social media. It’s become a really big part of my life.” Ally Michael, sophomore, says.

Social media originally gained popularity as a way to keep in touch with friends and family, it was a way to keep updated with their lives even if they lived far away.

“Almost everyone I know is on some sort of social media, and keeping in touch with people in my life is really important to me. I like to check up on my friends and make sure they’re doing okay, social media makes it really easy to reach out to someone if they’ve had a bad day.” Ally says.

Platforms like Twitter make it easy to access news quickly.

“I use Twitter to keep updated with news that I think is important, throughout the election, it was super useful, I could check updates whenever I needed, and I just got the important overview so it’s really easy to use.” Sophomore, Ally Michael, says.

Snapchat makes it easy to share photos and videos with friends without having to take up their storage by saving them.

“I think everyone uses snapchat, I basically just use it to text people and I guess because it’s a good way to keep in touch with literally anyone.” Ally Michael says.

Not to mention the multitude of streaming services that have made viewing your favorite shows or movies easy.

“During quarantine I watched Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ religiously. I can watch whatever I want whenever I want.” Michael says.

Social media has revolutionized the way people live their lives, and most of the time it has changed lives for the better.