Social Media is making us Unsocial

There is a general feeling that the Social Media is making people more polarized instead of bringing all people together and “bridging the divide.” Here is an increasing trend going on that people believe what they want to believe, and they selectively filter out information contradicting their preferences.

Social Media can be good and also can be bad. 74 % of people say that social media is making us less social (source: debate .org). People are expecting more from technology and less from each other. According to a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Social Media can make you unproductive. How can spending more time on Facebook or Twitter end up making us stupider? The researcher’s ask this question. They say the time that could be spent, say, reading a book and actually learning something is being wasted on Facebook for hours clicking crops in Farmville, one of the game on Facebook. Well, I can tell you that most of my friends are always taking new courses on Coursera and Edx platforms and learning new skills and always upgrading their knowledge and watching current business trends instead of getting addicted to social media sites.

Aslam Jeelani

Senior Business Writer

& Web Contributor

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