The Positive Role Of Social Networking In Modern Life

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Social Networking in Modern Life Social networking is a phenomenon which has existed since society began (Barabasi). The humans have always been looking and seeking for social contacts among each other. As the historical experience shows us, we have managed to reach our destination and create a society with the strong feeling of belonging to the society. Our relationship with other members of the community have become extremely important to everybody. However, new times have come, and we found ourselves to witness the great changes in every person's lifestyle. The arrival of new advanced technologies has brought our society up to the other level of relationship. This is now possible through almost everyone's access to the Internet and social networks, many of which have gone the period of active developments recently.…show more content…
The positive effects of communication through the means of networking are obvious. For example, as Trisha Dowerah Baruah defines them in her study, those are the possibility for sharing ideas, a tool for communication, a bridge for communication gap, a source for information and an important marketing tool. In accordance to that study, social networking is also low cost and less time consuming means of communication (Baruah, 9). However, social scientists and psychologists indicate also the existence of negative aspects connected with the communication within the virtual world created by millions of users across the globe. One of the main problems of social networks nowadays is that they are providing the opportunity to create an illusion of communication instead of providing means for establishing real social

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