Social Media has played a very important role in our lives both negatively and positively. I will start with the negative impact of social media. According to Qualman,34. Students are experiencing expulsion from universities for collaborating on Twitter, hi5,Facebook. I think students turn to over share information and teachers and employers do not take the information kindly hence expulsion. The point that Qualman mentioned the advantage of parents being able to follow their teenagers through social networking. Being my sons network is ok but its not worth it. I feel as a parent kids should be free and be guided. Being in my son’s network cannot change anything especially that there will always preventative behaviors knowing mom is on his network.
Social media can destroy both a person’s and company’s reputation because it enables frustrated customers to instantly post their frustrations. The paparazzi can follow celebrities to an unwelcoming settings like when they even follow a person to cause accidents and death. An example would be the late princess Diana’s tragic accident which was caused by the paparazzi.
On a positive note effective companies spend time addressing and resolving customer complaints. Effective companies relish critical feedback via social media. Customer comments that identify areas for improvement are valuable because it helps companies to improve.
Social media allows people to take an introspection of their lives and this is a positive way of improvement. Society benefit in the process because more people get involved in productive activities. Social media helps consumers to brag their product.
Baron: My most interesting part on Baron’s passage was the Goffman’s notion of “presentation self” I find his argument very interesting. He said, “people consciously or unconsciously present themselves to others as if they were actors on stage”.
On the type of messages which sometimes are intentionally mispresentation I thought that could be another reason why social media can destroy people.
I liked most in this passage the intertainment messages
Boyd and Ellison: I like the fact I got from their passage regarding facebook use. According to Ellison,Steinfield and Lampe(2007) Facebook is used to maintain existing offline relationships or offline connections, as opposed to meeting new people. I think this is true.