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Social Networking Overuse By Anna LaRochelle and Monique LaBarre
SOCIAL NETWORKING! We all have used it at least once in our lives Facebook Twitter Texting AIM Youtube iTunes
THESIS STATEMENT Social Networking is an overused activity to the American society, and is a waste of time.
73% of all teens and young adults are a member of at least one social networking website The average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook Twitter has 24+ million unique visitors per month, with 500 million tweets per day DID YOU KNOW?
Users as of December 14th, 2010 Facebook: 133,623,529 MySpace: 50,615,444 Twitter: 23,573,178
DO YOU USE SOCIAL NETWORKING? OF COURSE YOU DO! Just by texting, you are using Social Networking Statistics have shown that the more Social Networking that you do, the less your social skills develop
SOCIAL NETWORKING Social Networking makes you care more about what others are doing and makes you stop living in the moment Your “News Feed” on Twitter or Facebook consists of updates from your “friends” In most cases, you don’t know half of your friends
Facebook The main goal of many users is to simply have more Facebook friends than your friends do Generally speaking, once you get addicted to Facebook, you cannot get off People check their Facebook by the minute, seeing what others are doing In some cases, people get envious when they see that they weren’t invited to do something 50% of active Facebook users log on in any given day Everyday, 35 million statuses are updated
Twitter is used as people’s “Journal”
There are over 50 million “tweets” per day
People are regaled by others statuses
You are basically stalking celebrities by following them and paying attention to what they do all day
You follow people that you don’t know just because you think they look cool
The average Twitter user only knows 5% of their followers
TEXTING Fully 72% of all teens — or 88% of teen cell phone users — are text-messagers Cell-phone texting has become the preferred way of basic communication between teens and their friends Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month One in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month. Boys typically send and receive 30 texts a day; girls typically send and receive 80 messages per day. 86% of girls text message friends several times a day; 64% of boys do the same.
AS YOU CAN SEE Social Networking is a waste of time People should live in the now, and not be feckless caring about what others are doing Social Networking has a mainly negative impact on the American society Social Networking is an overused activity to the American society, and is a waste of time.