The base of this generation is Social Media. It was the welcoming generation to the social networks and a new life based on the internet. The changing society and perspectives of the people due to media have impacted many aspects of life such as culture, gender, the economy, and me. Social media is redefining everything we do from the way we connect to family and friends, how brands and celebrities capture attention, to the way businesses and journalism function.
One of the main things in life that has changed due to social media has been culture. This is now a part of our daily lives as teenagers. We have even been able to apply it to school use for example, edublogs, gmail, and even twitter. Changing the culture that we live in day by day due to the connections we have made around us. We are able to connect to anyone around us at any time, also find out anything we would like to know in a matter of seconds. This has also improved our ability to learn things and the knowledge we carry in our pockets. As well as all of this people have become more confident, and can say what they feel because they sit behind a screen. All of these aspects have changed our culture and modernized it to an extent.
Secondly, media has had a huge impact on genders throughout the years. Since social medias came to be, women’s right’s have improved as well. Women have more of a voice in Media than on real life. All throughout the medias women around the world have stood up for the equality of sexes. This includes, videos, stories, statuses, pictures etc. all of these have helped the world see how gender inequality is still alive and needs to be stopped. Furthermore in media there is no laws restricting women or men from anything. Yet the world of social media is so immense that both men and women have been exposed in so many different ways and have had negative and positive effects within gender equality and society.
Thirdly, the economy has been driven by social medias for a couple of years. One of the main things Social Medias do is advertise different businesses. With advertisement the businesses grow which means higher economy for many of the different companies and people. The internet over all has helped economy reach a peak that it has never before. Social medias add on to that because more people find out about new things that they didn’t even know existed and this bring more costumers or users into the companies. Overall the economy has been driven by social medias in a positive direction for many years.
Finally, not only has social media impacted all of these aspects, social media has also impacted individuals such as myself. Being a third culture kid and moving around the world every 3 years, and traveling a lot social medias keep me connected to everyone. I have kept in touch with friends since the 1st grade due to the social media. To me that is one of it’s biggest importance and what it has brought to the table. It has also taught me to keep safe from publishing too much or being exposed, along with being able to give me infinite knowledge in just one search. Or even connect with a person thousands of miles away from me in the push of a button. This all has shown me the positive effect that the different social media’s have had in our life and has made it easier in so many different ways. Yes our world has been changed and maybe not everyone may agree with me on this one but in my opinion it has made it better and more interesting. There are people who might be glued to their phones, computers, or iPads due to social medias, but if people use it wisely it can be an incredible source of knowledge, connections, and others.