SOCIAL MEDIA not so NEW VIRUS.
By Maria Flores
The not so new virus that would end the human race and society, as we know it.
This not so new virus is killing our independent and freethinking society. Social networks make people fall more readily into dependencies, since they await approval from other people. A like, comment, tweet, sends a signal of gratification to people's brains, which makes them addicted to these responses.
If we think carefully about what technology is offering us, and leave aside all the benefits with respect to education and information that these advances mean for young people, what we call technology today is reduced to the use of social media platforms.
It is important to keep our control, especially for the sake of our children. The influences or demonstrations that appear in these sites and platforms can lead to a lot of social pressure, and as we know this can be very harmful for both pre-adolescents and adolescents.
While it is true that today the community is more interconnected than ever, the dependence that human beings have developed with respect to these absurd platforms is worrisome. Studies show that more than half of people check their cell phone in the first five minutes after waking up, for some indication of information to them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, among others.
Sources retrieved on January 26, 2018:
Studies show that more than half of people check their cell phone in the first five minutes after waking up