Good, Bad, and Ugly: Media Edition

http://www.seochat.com/c/a/social/social-media-and-society-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

This article is similar to the Sherry Turkle video, “Connected, but Alone?”, yet it is much more informal and straight to the point.  The author, Ann Smarty, reflects on the way technology has impacted our social lives in roughly the past ten years. She points out the benefits of social media (Communication, Inclusion, Big Business, etc.), and also points out some negatives (Restricting social interaction, impolite, unproductive).  She goes off on a bit of a rant when she discusses the ugly side of social media however, the rude, the ignorant, the attention-seekers.  This is not a research-backed paper, just some girl voicing her opinion.  But I agree in many ways, social media should be limited because what is more personal than enjoying real life and the company around you?

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