Technology And Social Media: Friend Or Foe?

Technology And Social Media: Friend Or Foe?
Technology And Social Media: Friend Or Foe?

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Technology and social media: friend or foe? Teenagers and their parents often prefer to use the same type of technology and use them with the same frequency. Technology and social networks: friends or enemies?

Opinion on Technology and social networks: it’s a mixed bag! Teenagers contact us through text messages and emails that otherwise would not have been contacted, and I am very grateful for that.

It also comforts me a teenager who struggles with his anxiety and depression and finds a scenario in which he can connect with others and feel alone. But I also see teenagers who are not present even without their phones (adults, including myself).


How often do you go out for lunch and dinner and see everyone eating on your phone! Do we want to lose social skills such as losing eye contact, maintaining the ability to deal with conversations and how to talk to different types of people?

Technology and social media

Social nuances such as greeting someone on the street or losing a cashier in the supermarket are being lost because we are too busy to look at our phones.

As much as I hated sharing a landline with my sister in high school, she taught me to share, be respectful of other times and needs (my sister disagrees).

With everyone having their own phone, when can our teenagers practice that skill? I also remember calling and talking with a friend’s parents to make contact with my friends.

It was not always the most comfortable for me, but I think he taught me manners and how to talk to adults.

  • The same with taking messages for my parents if they were outside.
  • He taught me to be responsible for someone other than myself, and developed my manners again.
  • I once read an article that Google was undermining our social networks.
  • Where we used to contact Joe or Olivia for our knowledge of world history, for our knowledge of pop culture.
  • We now reach Google.
  • The information is usually accurate and fast.
  • But now we are missing the opportunity to connect with Joe or Olivia.

We are also losing the ability to delay the search for satisfaction. We need things now. I think there is some character building about waiting in line (which is horrible by the way) or not being able to see what you want at any given time.

Cyberbullying can occur in its entirety and even after that, so I will not go there, but I have seen incidents of depression induced by Facebook or social networks.

Most people publish their best moments on social networks, not them. Being sad, angry or hurt, so it is easy to assume that everyone has a better life than you.

Teenagers in particular are sensitive to being outdoors or to social status, so looking at a picture of their friends together at an event does not invite them to provoke genuine feelings of despair. Not with as many “likes” as his other friends.

The New York Times published an article on 7/25/15 by Julie Sphelo that said: “Suicide on campus and the pressure of perfection,” which speaks of a college student who ended her life.

Sphelo writes: “Madison Holleran’s suicide may have been the best contrast between a dazzling Instagram feed and inner darkness.

Ms. Holleran posted photos and that looked smiling, sun-drenched or returned to a party But according to her older sister , Ashley, Madison spent her social life as inferior in the online publications of her high school friends.

Our teenagers always observe us and observe how we handle situations. Give them opportunities to practice social skills. Ordering in restaurants, tipping a delivery driver, calling a grandfather are great sad times. Let them practice waiting in line without their phones.

You may be surprised at the things you can do or the people you can meet. Mercy model and price, even in small moments. We spend so much time and energy worrying or admiring the educational or extracurricular achievements of our children, that sometimes we forget the value of kindness.

Just this weekend, while walking with my son, I ran into a branch. My son picked it up and took it out of the way so no one else could walk it. That moment was worth more than 100% on my recent test, and I’m sure I knew it!

There is irony at the end of this post, but we have a new Facebook page, “Teen Line Parents,” where we publish articles or resources that get our attention. “Like” at your convenience.. Adolescents and technology.

Conscious use of guided teenagers’ media, the use of social networks is at a high point among children and adolescents, with more than 75% of American adolescents actively using social networking sites and applications.

 Many adults are concerned about the incident and fear a negative impact on the mental, physical and emotional health of children; Some people think that social networks can be a positive tool for today’s youth.

While many others simply resign themselves to the fact that it has become the main way teenagers communicate with their peers.

Teens and technology

Teenagers and their parents often prefer to use the same type of technology and use them with the same frequency. However, teenagers are more likely to say they think the technology that they and their parents have helped make their lives easier.

While the consensus of teenagers and parents is that technology has helped make modern life more manageable, 18% fewer parents will agree with their adolescence. In addition, although most parents will say that the Internet is good for their teenagers, the number of parents who have damaged it has increased every year since 2004.

In many families, many rules revolve around the Internet and most of them refer to what your children can do on the Internet and how much time they spend on the Internet. It seems that he uses the Internet and other related technologies a lot when having children.

The percentage of parents who use the Internet is higher compared to the percentage of other adults who use the Internet. Parents who use the Internet regularly include teenage children who use the Internet regularly.

There is another trend among teenagers and parents that in a home, a teenager will have the same devices as parents, but they will often have different types of equipment.

An example of this trend is that the electronic device most used by a parent is a cell phone followed by a desktop computer and is an exact mirror among teenagers, in which desktop computers are more popular than cell phones.

One type of technology is that teenagers are more likely to let their parents have an MP3 or iPod player.

This indicates an interesting trend that parents who buy more expensive and sophisticated electronic technology and equipment for themselves do not tend to buy equally good and expensive technical equipment for their children.

As our world changes and more and more technologies are discovered, technological differences between generations will decrease in size. It is a matter of debate if technology has made our lives easier, but many people would agree that now that we have technology, it is impossible to live with it.

Why we are in the middle of a golden age of Technology

We have no doubts in the middle of the technological revolution. In a span of two decades, we are moving from the Internet to residential homes due to their rarity, being able to access the web from portable devices.

Thousands of new applications are created every day, and Moore’s Law has pushed to exploit our computing power. But why are we seeing such advanced development in this era?

Factors for our success

These are five of the main reasons so far: 

Emphasis on entrepreneurship. Although many people have enthusiastically driven technology, most of the progress comes from the main research departments, companies and organizations. As Jay Suits shows, entrepreneurship is something patriotic that fuels the idea of the American dream.

As a country, we still idolize this notion and the ideals behind it and thanks to that business bias, more people can compete to innovate, build business and bring new and better solutions to the market. It is motivated for. Potential Potential Technology has the potential to evolve rapidly instead of linearity. 

That is, instead of advancing one step at a time, technology takes two steps, then four steps and then eight steps forward. The most popular description of this advance model is Moore’s law. Which proposes that the number of transistors capable of maintaining a surface area per square inch per year be doubled.

However, this rate has slowed down to approximately every 18 months, and may stop completely in the coming years. Technology – There is also the idea that technology can be used to create another technology.

Because we can design machines that manufacture other machines and now, like Google’s RankBrain, algorithms that automatically modify other algorithms, our capacity increases even more.

With each leap in technological progress, we are actually improving our capabilities to achieve greater technological progress.

Mass market potential. While it is something malleable to say, it is quite clear that one of the greatest motivators in the world is profit. We have experienced great growth in technical capacity due to high consumer demand.

The developers discover that there is money to find a new and simple technical solution, and therefore they are motivated to do it better and faster. Genuine human curiosity. Do not discard the true human quality of curiosity that we have achieved so far as a species.

There is something innate in human nature that inspires us to try new things, explore new areas and increase our creativity. It is suspected that this may be an evolutionarily beneficial quality that motivates us to learn more about our environment and gives us more opportunities to survive.

In any case, many of us are hungry for new devices, more advanced Technology and revolutionary new advances due to this quality.

How far can we go?

These factors are responsible for taking us to this point, but what about the next or next point? We have emerged effectively in the last 30 years, but what is the future for the next 30 years?

Will our speed decrease! By examining these factors specifically, we can venture to speculate.

It is unlikely that our inquisitive nature, the fact that technology can lead to a better development of future technology and our appetite for entrepreneurship and profits diminish soon.

However, as stated earlier, Moore’s law is already decreasing and may decrease further in the coming years.

Some financial authorities have also reported that another “technical bubble” has formed; Essentially, we have given more value to technology companies and development than they really deserve and the consequences of this inconsistency can lead to the collapse of the sector.

However, Moore’s law only applies to one characteristic of computer Technology and the collapse of the financial sector will only stop us for so long.

TechnologicalentrepreneurshipTrust in digital will be the next Internet border area and beyond.

After decades of unknown enthusiasm, based on addiction, especially digital, the public may be losing faith in technology. Online information is not reliable, whether it appears in the form of news, search results or user reviews.

Social networks, in particular, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers or foreign powers.

Personal data is not necessarily private and people are increasingly concerned with automation and artificial intelligence that takes over human works. However, throughout the world, people are increasingly dependent on distrust of digital technology.

They do not behave as if they did not believe.

Instead, people are using technological tools with greater intensity in all aspects of daily life. In a recent research on digital trust in 42 countries (the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Where I work, and MasterCard), my colleagues and we discovered that this paradox is a global phenomenon.

If today’s technology giants do nothing to overcome this concern in an environment of growing dependence, people can start looking for more reliable companies and systems to use. Then the powers of Silicon Valley could see a stir in its commercial boom.

Economic power

There are some concerns about the role that Technology companies and their products play in people’s lives.US residents already spend 10 hours a day in front of some kind of screen.

One in 5 Americans says they are “almost persistent” online. Technology companies have great reach and power.More than 2 billion people use Facebook every month. Ninety percent of search queries worldwide go through Google.

The Chinese electronic retailer, Alibaba, organizes the largest purchases worldwide on November 11 of each year, generating $ 25.3 billion in revenue to the United States this year, sold by US retailers between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday last year.

It leads to abundant wealth. The six companies in the world that are worth more than $ 500 billion are technology companies. The first six are also in technology to work for the most demanded companies.

Technological actions are booming, recalling the vertiginous days of the dotcom bubble from 1997 to 2001. With emerging technologies, the “Internet of things”, driverless cars, blockchain systems and artificial intelligence attract investors and entrepreneurs.

It is likely that the scope and power of the industry will only increase. This is especially true because half of the world’s population is not yet online.

But the giant of Cisco networks says that 58 percent of the world will connect online by 2021 and the volume of Internet traffic per month per month will increase by 150 percent from 2016 to 2021. All these users will decide how much to rely on Digital Technologies

Even now, the reasons for the collective concern about technology are coming to the fore. Consumers are learning to worry about the security of their personal information and news about data reports involving 57 million Uber accounts, plus reports of 145.5 million records of consumer data that are violated in Equifax, and 3 billion in each Yahoo account.

Russia was able to win medals with Facebook, Google and Twitter during the 2016 election campaign. It has raised concerns about whether openness and access to digital media is a threat to the functioning of democracies.

Another technical threat to society comes from the automation of the workplace.

Management consulting firm McKinsey estimates that it could displace a third of the U.S. workforce by 2030, even when a different set of technologies creates new “concert” opportunities.

The challenge for technology companies is that they operate in world markets and the degree to which these concerns affect online behavior varies widely throughout the world.

  • Mature markets differ from emerging ones. Our research reveals some interesting differences in behavior between geographic regions.
  • In areas of the world with a small digital economy and where the use of Technology continues to grow rapidly, users show more reliable behavior online.
  • These users are more likely to adhere to the website, even if it loads slowly, is difficult to use or requires several steps to make an online purchase.
  • This may be because the experience is still new and there are less convenient options both online and offline.
  • However, in the mature digital markets of Western Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea.
  • People have been using the Internet, mobile phones, social networks and smartphone applications for many years.
  • Users in those locations are less reliable, fleeing from sites that do not load fast or are difficult to use and leave online shopping carts if the purchase process is too complex.

Because people have less confidence in more mature markets, I would expect technology companies to invest in building trust in more mature digital markets. For example, they can speed up the processing of electronic commerce transactions and payments.

More explicitly label the sources of information presented on social networking sites, as the Trust is projecting authentic and reliable news. Helping to identify sources.

However, to the company’s operations in 2018 from tSuch as hiring more humans to review the construction and hiring more humans to artificial intelligence systems.

Those costs will reduce Facebook earnings. 

Future of digital distrust

As the boundaries of the digital world expand, more people become familiar with Internet technologies and systems, their distrust will increase. As a result, companies that enjoy consumer confidence must invest to be increasingly reliable worldwide.

Those who see it will likely see a competitive advantage, earning more customer loyalty. This runs the risk of creating a new type of digital divide. Even when global inequality disappears (more people have the opportunity to connect online).

Some countries or regions may have significantly more reliable online communities than others.

Particularly in areas of low trust, users should implement strong digital policies to protect consumers from fake news and fraud scams, as well as carry out regulatory oversight to protect the privacy of consumer data and human rights.

Heavy officials or autocratic governments rely more on all consumers, especially in parts of the world.

Where consumers are new to the use of technology and they must be attentive to companies, to ensure that they invest equally in building trust around the world, even in less mature markets.

Fortunately, Digital Technology facilitates the work of the watchdog and can also serve as a social network, such as a megaphone, to issue alerts, warnings or compliments.


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