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Social media in our modern

civilization
O Social media has become this significant

part of our modern civilization.


O It is a defining trait of how integrated our

social interactions have become.


O Facebook turned 10 this year.

It's harder to lose touch

Facebook and Google+ have made it almost


impossible to lose touch with people we've met in
our lives.

It has
redefined
the way
stories are
told
O It's not just that

you can access


traditional news
sources through
a
Twitter
search, but you
can also find
out how the
average person
is reacting to it.

It's changed the face of media


O

'Facebook' can now be used as a verb, - 'I'll


Facebook you' - it's a clear sign that social media no
longer exists on the fringe of society, but that it is a
fundamental part of it.

It's exposed an uglier side


of humanity
O Unfortunately, for the positive changes social

media has offered, it's also made it easier for us


to be exposed to uglier side of humanity.
O Twitter

feeds hit with racism, YouTube


comments plagued with hate speech and
misogyny.

It could be attributing to
depression
O The more someone uses Facebook, the sadder

they're likely to become


O If someone sees a friend or relative posting about

how great their life is on social media, it tends to


cause them to assess their own life, usually
resulting in them believing others have a
better life than they do.

The future of social media


O In just four years 2.44 billion of the world's

population will be on social networks.


O Portable future of social media