The Influence of Social Media on our Ever-Evolving Society

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  • 1. The influence of social media onour ever evolving societyImage: viking_79 via Flickr
  • 2. In the last 14 or so years, social network siteshave changed our societyimmensely.Image: CrazyFast via Flickr
  • 3. It all started in 1999 with the creation ofsixdegrees.com – the world’s first socialnetworking site.There’s been no looking back since.Image: Fran Simo via Flickr
  • 4. For many people, sites like Facebook andMyspace have been a part of their livesfor so long that they don’t remember what itwas like without them.Image: Steven Vance via Flickr
  • 5. Do you remember life before social networks?Image: youngthousands via Flickr
  • 6. It surrounds us wherever we want it, notnecessarily when it wants us……we dip into it whenever we like.Source: How Social Media has Changed Us by Mike LaurieEver since the introduction of social media,communication has become so convenient,that its actually become ambient around us.Image: Kris Olin via Flickr
  • 7. Out of all the changes that social media hasbrought to society, many have been good.Image: hdzimmermann via Flickr
  • 8. The National Literacy Trust performed a surveyand observed a correlation between childrensengagement with social media and their literacy.Simply put, it was found that social media hashelped children become more literate.Source: How Social Media has Changed Us by Mike LaurieImage: Mark Stosberg via Flickr
  • 9. A recent report by PEW found signs that socialnetworks may be encouraging youngerpeople to get involved in politics.-Source: How Social Media has Changed Us by Mark LaurieImage: Tom Raferty via Flickr
  • 10. After all, 35 global heads of state, every USCabinet agency, 84% of US state governors,every major candidate for US President,and more than 40% of top globalreligious leaders are on Twitter.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society? Via procon.orgImage: tveskov via Flickr
  • 11. Marketing and advertising is also transformingitself from an industry reliant on massmarketchannels.It is now focusing on many much smaller, nicheand people-centric activities.Source: How Social Media has Changed Us by Mike LaurieImage: [ebarrera] via Flickr
  • 12. Because of this we now have morepowerandmore choice.Image: tubefilter via Flickr
  • 13. Were no longer lazy consumers of passivemessages.Instead were activeparticipants.We now get news through thenetworks weve created, and the news we pass toone another says something about us.Source: How Social Media has Changed Us by Mike LaurieImage: mateus_27:24&25 via Flickr
  • 14. We can now also see that social media is beingused as a force for good that leads people toaction.Image: marsmet546 via Flickr
  • 15. The Kony video of 2012 had over 97 millionviews on YouTube after just a couple months ofbeing posted.Few, if any, times before have initiatives pre-social media era had that much attention so fast.Image: the perplexingparadox via Flickr
  • 16. But with all the good that seemingly comes withsocial media, there is just as much bad.Image: MastaRiot via Flickr
  • 17. In 2012,49.5%of students reported being thevictims of bullying online,and 33.7% reported committing bullying behavioronline.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society? Via procon.orgRecently, cyberbullying has become a massiveissue.Image: kid-josh via Flickr
  • 18. Social networking sites have also been knowntolackprivacyand expose users to governmentand corporate intrusions.The US Justice Department intercepted 1,661pieces of information from social networking sitesand e-mails in 2011 alone.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.orgImage: Adam N. Ward via Flickr
  • 19. Studies have also shown that children who spend alot of time online have poor interactive skillslater on in life, and often end up feelinglonely.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.orgImage: monkeyc.net via Flickr
  • 20. Regardless, social media is becomingincreasinglyinvolved in our every day lives.Image: kristiewells via Flickr
  • 21. Social networking sites are now the top newssource for 27.8%of Americans, ranking onlyslightly below newspapers (28.8%), and aboveradio (18.8%) and print publications (6%).Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.orgImage: chollingsworth3 via Flickr
  • 22. Young people are now so addicted to socialmedia via mobile devices that they feel asthough they’ve lost a limb when they don’t havethem.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.orgImage: Corrie… via Flickr
  • 23. It’s also been found that 10% of people youngerthan 25 years old respond to social media andtext messages during sex.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.orgImage: Mely-o via Flickr
  • 24. In July 2012 alone, Americansspent 74billion minutes on social media via ahome computer, 40.8 billion minutes via apps,and 5.7 billion minutes via mobile webbrowsers…a total of 121.1 billion minutes on socialnetworking sites.Source: Are Social Networking Sites Good for our Society? Via procon.org
  • 25. So is social media changing us for the better?What doyouthink?Image: vincos via Flickr
  • 26. As the debate continues to rage on,why not just sit back and enjoy the HDretina display view.Image: Zadi Diaz via Flickr
  • 27. All images come from Flickr’s Creative Commonsand have Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike licenses.Image: jayallen via Flickr