July 24, 2024

Berthascafephoenix

General Evolution

Benefits and Pros vs Cons – Moosmosis

If you took a walk through a high school or college, the first thing you would see wouldn’t be students interacting or speaking with one another. Instead, you would see most students hunched over a screen as they walk to class. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t interacting with each other. Unbeknownst to you, those students are in fact chatting with one another and liking or commenting on each other’s posts. Sure, they may not see each other’s face in this type of interaction, but their opinions are heard just as much, if not more.

Social Media Relieves Stress

Social media platforms, or apps on which users can share posts of any kind are commonly used by people to relieve stress. It is much easier swipe through ten posts than it is to work through ten difficult math problems. When worrying things occur in students’ lives, ranging from school-related issues to family problems, social media provides an escape. It allows students to assume an online identity and often only portrays the highlight reel of a person’s life, omitting the difficult parts. This is becoming less and less true, however, as more people turn to social media to share their struggles. Sharing about issues like mental health also allows people to vent and release their emotions without participating in anything reckless or destructive.

Social Media and Popularization of Movements

Social media is also used to spread and popularize concepts or movements. For example, the current Black Lives Matter movement is gaining lots of momentum on social media platforms like Instagram, where many users post their opinions supporting the movement. In this way, social media gives voices to bigger causes, and allows these causes to grow even bigger by exposing it to more and more people.

Social Media as News

Another way social media is used is as a news source. Most students aren’t reading newspaper or watching the news on a regular basis. Social media makes up for that, because somebody who has seen the news will post about it. In that way, information trickles down through everybody who views that post. The importance of this is beautifully illustrated in today’s situation. Most students get their updates on the pandemic and on the protests regarding Black Lives Matter on social media. For many, it is their only source of information.

Social Media and Misinformation

Social media is not all good, though. Just as news and movements can be spread through social media platforms, false information can also spread. This is again, well-illustrated in today’s situation. Many people have misconceptions about the pandemic and how far-reaching it is because social media allows false information to spread very easily. There are entities to prevent the posting of false information on social media platforms. Most of these are artificial intelligent bots, and they are more often than not, ineffective.

Social Media and Cyber-Bullying

Another concern that arises with social media use is cyber-bullying. This is bullying that takes place through posting defaming information about someone else, or commenting defaming information on another’s post. Sometimes cyber-bullying can be even more detrimental than in-person bullying, and bullies often work under false names, making it difficult to identify them and stop the problem. This cyber-bullying can increase stress in students, and severely impact their mental health. Unfortunately, although there are entities to prevent this, they are pretty ineffective.

Social media is also said to not include authentic interactions between users. When you chat on social media with another user, you can’t see their expression or hear the tone in their voice. This raises many concerns and a major one is that students are less prepared for in-person communication because of their reliance on social media.

Rise of Social Media

In this time of uncertainty, when most people cannot see their friends as much as they used to, social media is the only way people can interact and communicate. Many people are also relying on it for their news, and so they can release tension and stress during this pandemic. While there are many downsides, such as misinformation, cyber-bullying, and inauthentic interactions, social media still plays a huge role in people’s lives, and in today’s world, this role is an invaluable one.

Works Cited

Christensen, Jen. “Social media rules. That’s bad in a pandemic.” CNN, 15 May 2020, http://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/health/social-media-negative-impact-covid/index.html. Accessed 7 June 2020.

Fischer, Sara. “Social media use spikes during pandemic.” Axios, Axios Media, 24 Apr. 2020, http://www.axios.com/social-media-overuse-spikes-in-coronavirus-pandemic-764b384d-a0ee-4787-bd19-7e7297f6d6ec.html. Accessed 7 June 2020.

Iwai, Yoshika. “Harnessing Social Media for the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Scientific American, 7 Apr. 2020, blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/harnessing-social-media-for-the-covid-19-pandemic/. Accessed 7 June 2020.

Pazzanese, Christina. “Battling the ‘pandemic of misinformation.’” The Harvard Gazette, Harvard Gazette, 8 May 2020, news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/05/social-media-used-to-spread-create-covid-19-falsehoods/. Accessed 7 June 2020.

Wallace, Kelly. “The upside of selfies: Social media isn’t all bad for kids.” CNN, 7 Oct. 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/21/living/social-media-positives-teens-parents/index.html. Accessed 7 June 2020.

Check out these popular articles 🙂

Circulatory System: Blood Flow Pathway Through the Heart

Ectoderm vs Endoderm vs Mesoderm

Psychology 101 and the Brain: Stress – Definition, Symptoms, and Health Effects of the Fight-or-Flight Response

Circulatory System: Heart Structures and Functions

Ductus Arteriosus Vs Ductus Venosus Vs Foramen Ovale: Fetal Heart Circulation

Cardiac Arrhythmias: Definition, Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

Upper Vs Lower Respiratory System: Upper vs Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Seven General Functions of the Respiratory System

Digestive System Anatomy: Diagram, Organs, Structures, and Functions

Kidney Embryology & Development: Easy Lesson

Nervous System 101 Study Guide Notes: Anatomy, Cerebrum vs Cerebellum, Brain Stem, Subcortical Cortex, Cerebral Cortex

Autocrine vs Paracrine vs Endocrine: What are the Differences?

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Mule Symbol

Shoulder Abduction Muscles: Medical Anatomy and USMLE

Cell Membrane Dynamics: Flippase vs Floppase vs Scramblase

Cell Membrane Fluidity: Factors That Influence and Increase the Cell Membrane Fluidity

Psychology 101: Crowd Psychology and The Theory of Gustave Le Bon

Introduction to Evolution: Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace

An Overview of Shorthand: History and Types of Shorthand

Calculus: Two Important Theorems – The Squeeze Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem

Symbolism of Shoes in Dreams

 Copyright © 2022 Moosmosis Organization: All Rights Reserved

All rights reserved. This essay first published on moosmosis.org or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever
without the express written permission of the publisher at moosmosis.org.

 

Moosmosis Facebook Community

Please Like and Subscribe to our Email List at moosmosis.org, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube o support our open-access youth education initiatives! 🙂

pga77 pga77 slot suster123 kijangwin ladangtoto rajatogel slot-gopay kakek zeus scatter-hitam scatter-hitam kijangwin suster123 scatter-hitam slot taiwan slot-gopay hoki99 slot linkaja slot ovo nenektogel gasing777 tumi123 bento123 fendi188 gasing777 66kbet scatter-pink scatter-hijau ladangtoto ladangtoto gudangtoto rajatogel nusantara4d ladangtoto scatter-hitam slot-bsi scatter-hitam ladangtoto slot-bri pga77 slot-goceng slot-10k opaltogel scatter-hitam jp188 ladangtoto slot-linkaja slot-cimb slot-gopay slot77 sbankjago sbca slot-qris ladangtoto slot-dana idnslot slot-mandiri slot-maybank ladangtoto scatter-hitam ultra889 sumseltoto medantoto rajampo raja88jp indoslot88 asiatoto88 mpltoto wajik777 tumi123 kembangtoto alexistogel mawartoto rajatogel wajik777 madu303 mpo888 sikat88 gucitoto pga77 pga77 ladangtoto olx188 gacor88 ayah4d pga77 pga77 gemilang4d ladangtoto petir388 kembangtoto sikat88 ying77 slot212 texas88 slot138 rp888 rumah258 cuan88 slot-bonanza scatter-hitam slot-dana kakek-merah rajampo lampung4d alay4d jambitoto manadototo binjaitoto pajaktoto popotogel 888slot jacktoto kaskustoto keitogel laku77 wing4d bostoto laetoto afktoto rudaltoto ojktoto pga77 rajagacor olxslot rajatogel jacktoto bento4d kaskustoto pga77 preman69 mpo808 mpoxtra838 rajatogel rajagacor ladangtoto asiatoto tumi123 olx188 bro138 galaxy77 asiatogel88 gacor88 rajatogel slot77 padangtoto rasa4d sdtoto omtogel ltdtoto dentoto rupiahtoto gacor88 pgbet slot-thailand mawartoto rajatogel rajatogel rudaltoto mawartoto topjitu toto188 mom4d 888slot sdtoto angkasa168 hondatoto 888slot bro138 scatter-hitam slot-zeus kaskustoto rajatogel tumi123 mustang303 api5000 senja777 super33 dewanaga89 hokibet dewa234 sizi99 cuanwin77 liga2000 88mega popi99 bento123 macauslot 888slot hoki178 jackpot108 gadunslot gacor88 king999 rajampo big777 kedai69 rp888 rajapaito ladangtoto rajatogel gtr11 slot99bet alba88 stars77 mangga2bet klik88 rans288 fin4d ceriabet leoslot88 agen108 dewasurga88 dragon222 gacorbos88 medusa88 pga77 pga77 pga77 surgawin homebet88 bento4d pga77 pga77 jago777 sgpslot api88 m77casino m77slot rajatogel bento4d m77casino m77slot hoki178 rudaltoto wajik777 gacor88 rajampo ladangtoto pga77 juragan69 texas88 mahjong69 galaxy77 pga77 hebat303 pga77 pga77 ladangtoto asiatoto inatogel toto88 jacktoto robintogel ladangtoto pga77 888slot wajikslot olx188 olxslot inatogel pga77 gacor88 pga77 bento4d robintogel asiatoto dewatoto gacor88 888slot slot-zeus slot-dana pga77 pga77 zodiak69 licin4d pga77 888dewa asian303 888slot indosultan88 slot-zeus Slot-Mahjong 66kbet rumah258 ying77 betseru pga77 scatter-hitam jayagaming lido88 hoki178 batik77 medusa88 duniabet303 royaltoto indosultan88 wdbos 888slot 888dewa wajik777 royaltoto wdbos gacor88 raja328 planet77 dewi188 slot-zeus slot-dana dewihoki fendi188 hoki178 batik77 pga77 naga138 robintogel surga55 pga77 slot-maxwin rajampo pga77 lotte4d 888slot pga77 angkasa168 pga77 cermin4d bento4d pga77 toto88 operatoto gacor88 olx188 m77casino m77casino pga77 pga77 888slot api5000 pga77 pga77 m77casino pga77 juragan69 pga77 presidenslot bighoki alexabet88 g200m m77casino mentari138 hoki178 olympus88 mega55 pga77 pga77 royaltoto panen77 pga77 garuda4d pga77 royaltoto sultantoto pga77 aksara4d arwanatoto bobatoto pga77 gacor88 m77casino 888slot 66kbet sritoto m77casino iramatogel mantra88 ajaib88 pga77 dewaslot88 pisang123 pga77 pga77 gas138 olx188 muara777 gacor88 dewaslot99 royaltoto pusat4d bos5000 pga77 888slot scatter-hitam pga77 sdtoto wis77 pamanslot meme4d diana4d prada4d neko4d angsa4d sinar777 brio4d pga77 okgas21 scatter-hitam slot-bonanza 98toto kingdomtoto direkturtoto rupiahtoto pga77 pga77 wongtoto akartoto kompastoto sultantoto gacor88 sumbartoto planet4d ngamenjitu 888slot royaltoto pga77 dorahoki pga77 pga77 pos4d djarumtoto kenzototo jejuslot mega777 royaltoto nirwana88 pga77 888slot pga77 pga77 palu4d royaltoto rogtoto omtogel Slot-Mahjong pga77 slot-demo pga77 slot-maxwin slot-zeus shitam sthailand pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 888slot pos4d pga77 m77casino pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 royaltoto sultantoto pos4d api5000 888slot pga77 pga77 m77casino pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 888slot gacor88 royaltoto pos4d 66kbet ying77 rajapaito pga77 pga77 gacor88 scatter-hitam pga77 scatter-hitam pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 pga77 888slot pos4d sultantoto royaltoto gacor88 bintaro88 pga77 jumbo99 biolabet slot99bet 66kbet ying77 rp888 888slot luxury333 orion88 toto-176 slotakunpro