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Has social media changed society for the better or worse

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Far more credible are complaints about Twitter’s slow response to the explosion of misogynistic trolling three summers ago. This was not just Twitter’s problem: a few years back, the aforementioned Calacanis sat down opposite me in a restaurant and asked bluntly, “Why are you such as a**hole?” I blushed. He blushed. And this, he explained, was the point, because while saying what he’d said confused and unsettled me, it also cost him. “Now the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up,” he said, “because I’ve said something I feel I shouldn’t have.” Online, this human reflex is lost.
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There is no universal definition of better or worse.

This question is pointless

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Worse obviously, must be so peak growing up in this era.

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Its worse for people who don't take time to think, better for people that do.

 

Means people have way more sources of information that get around controlled media (ie big corp and government), but also means there's way more false sources of information.

 

People have less privacy but they're connected to more people.

 

I don't think you can clean cut say its better or worse, its all about perspective.

I'd say at the moment for me (because I don't really enjoy its entertainment benefits any more) its not at its best.

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Of course it has the Internet in general has i remember the days with no internet and computer, no sky tv, no mobile fone, no video game console. Best days tbh the era where people would go to Trocadero, where u would see people playing ball in the park/estate, where people would go to  youth clubs, where u had to chat face to face with a bitch to draw her

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It's fucked

Was sitting in McDonald's there was a group of around 6/7 boys 14-16

Every singe one of them - head down glued to their phones not speaking to each other for a good 5 mins

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Yeah, it's likely been detrimental to society as we knew it.

People now have less communication skills as Kerser exhibited

Less manners in certain situations

Sex is easier to get so relationships have been affected

A new type of icon has emerged in the selfie era etc...

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Ignorance was bliss to be honest. I was more content in life when the world revolved around friends, family and Manc. Seeing how messed up the world is hasn't been good for the soul.

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They do have a detrimental effect on behaviour and mental health. Humans are naturally social creatures that require real social interaction. 

 

It’s doesn’t surprise me atorr about the amount of people (young especially) that suffer from social anxiety. Social media is a fake replacement for real social interaction, and the same way that porn rewires your brain negatively, too  much social media does as well.

 

Mobile phones have been the real game changer anyway, we had such mediums like face-pic, msn messenger, chatrooms, faceparty, profile-pic etc when we were growing up. But we were limited to using them on a computer, on dial up limitations. And they all came along when we were already in our teens and were already used to socialising outside. These kids now know how to use a tablet long before they know how to ride a bike.

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Glad I deleted Facebook a year or two ago, took a break and didn't go back.Can see how people use it as a substitute. Smh.

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Tempted to delete mine many times but I won't deny it's played a valid role in other aspects. Keep in close contact with my family in Belfast and NZ etc. Even got in touch with my lil primary school Mexican sweetheart after she left the country in the early 90s lol.

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Tempted to delete mine many times but I won't deny it's played a valid role in other aspects. Keep in close contact with my family in Belfast and NZ etc. Even got in touch with my lil primary school Mexican sweetheart after she left the country in the early 90s lol.

You get her deported?

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^ lol

Better. If yo want to block out all the useless yolo shit it's easy to not pay attention to, but for spreading information in a way that wasn't possible before it's amazing

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I never forget turning up to my friend's 25th birthday with more people than he had. Invited at least 30 and only 9 showed up.

He has over "2900" friends on Facebook.

One does to to rethink their life in my opinion

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I hate these bitches who if u approach them on road they act like u are some serial killer yet the same bitches are quick to talk online, send pics online, post countless semi nude pics on insta

 

:lolno:

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