I see so much drama online, lives have been flipped upside down from networking, what do you think?
Answer by AndrewFtNguyen · Jun 07, 2010 at 10:12 PM
Online drama is really dumb and stupid. People say things online that they wouldnt other wise say and word spreads. I try and avoid it all together..
Answer by ageekmom · Jun 07, 2010 at 10:15 PM
People ruin lives, social media doesn't. It's just like the gun analogy. Guns don't kill people, people do. Misusing any tool to hurt others is nothing new to the human race, unfortunately.
Answer by Christina Trapolino · Aug 09, 2012 at 02:17 AM
You're really asking two questions here.
1 - How many lives are ruined because of social networking?
I don't know how you could collect enough data to answer this in any kind of meaningful way, but my gut tells me that social networks probably do not contribute any more to "life ruining" than, well, another hobby/activity/addiction. See how silly this sounds? Social networking isn't, like, a contact sport.
2 - Have our lives been "flipped upside down" from social networking?
Did you know that the Gutenberg printing press was, for the first 100 years or so of its existence, considered by many to be a tool of Satan? Society had never before been able to mass produce the written word. So they didn't hunt for typographical errors or missing commas with as much fervor as they do today. One day, some poor dude printed a gazillion bibles with an error in the Ten Commandments. Work of Satan.
Some people will always think new technology is harmful, especially when it changes the way the masses can communicate with each other and with public figures. There are growing pains. But social media, like the printing press, is contributing to a really significant paradigm shift. So hold on and don't get too discouraged -- keep at it, keep trying to use social networking to understand your own impact on the world. If you give up because of "drama," you're totally missing the forest for the trees.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Aug 09, 2012 at 03:17 AM
I think it's more of a public humiliation that lowers an illusion of social status. It's the emotional impact of that dissonance that concerns me. When people compete for that next rung on the virtual social ladder; they suffer damages from each other that could be likened to the aftermath of a violent confrontation. From the perspective of the outside observer it seems they both lose out. It just doesn't make sense.
Answer by TjWallas · Aug 09, 2012 at 05:46 AM
My life wasn't really ruined by social networking. It transformed into a better one.
Social Networking (Twitter, more specifically) made me a much better person. I became more confident, more engaging and last but not least, more presentable material and well-informed. Thanks to all of that, I managed to nail my B.Sc. presentation, defend my thesis and achieve a computer science degree a few months ago. I really used to have issues with presentations. Surprisingly, now I'm even more social and leading in real life.
Answer by jadtechnic · Aug 09, 2012 at 10:01 AM
first off though the there is an answer chosen to this question its only some what right :)
social media don't ruin life's people do , the social side of the internet, is really for the lack of better word an illness , and the actions more side effects of an addictive drug there is more to it as you might imagine each person is different but behaviors on line give a pretty good picture of people all over the globe.
there are those in the world who are depressed, bipolar and many other problems , put every body together and each personality type starts to more stand out , people behind a microphone or behind a keyboard will always feel free to be more then self then they do in life in most cases :)
this is not a bad things there is a sahying out there it takes all kinds to make up the world and for sure if grouping like facebook are not proof of this nothing is ..
Answer by lasaboy · Aug 09, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Social systems do not destroy lives, people do it to themselves by not being able to control the one part of their body with no sense or aptitude, their tongue. A smart man once said., "think twice before you open your mouth, then think again before actually saying anything." Another said "put your mind in gear before opening your mouth."
"A mouth in gear without the mind engaged, is a fool waiting for destruction" You an quote me!
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