In recent years, social networks have become widespread in the United States and around the world. All this is connected with the development of information and communication technologies; social networks have begun to play a significant role in the life of any society. In today’s world, social networks are a combination of many opportunities, such as communicating with friends, reading posts, watching videos, participating in discussions, creating communities, and more. However, there is a flip side to the coin. Along with the vast opportunities to use social networks can have a negative effect.
Blogging behavior and content
Managing own blog today is a prevalent activity that allows people to communicate, share experiences, earn money by promoting their business on the Internet. Despite the opportunity to make money from blog advertising, most users still believe that the primary purpose of blogging is communication. Bloggers write their posts competently and use a style that will appeal to all readers. Publications are always well designed and usually try to highlight a problem. Social networks users leave comments under the posts to express their opinion on a specific situation (Papaioannou, et al., 2021). In fact, the large number of comments under the posts creates a higher rating of the blogger. That is why most bloggers try to write on valuable and new topics so that subscribers are always satisfied with exciting content and the rating remains high.
The impact of social networks on people’s lives
Actually, social networking is not just a place to converse with friends. They can be used for a seminar, conference – many participants can be invited through Facebook, Twitter, and more. The Internet is a milestone of the future; this is the technological development of society. Today, social networks have become a powerful educational tool. Network technologies are used very well by teachers in the study of certain subjects and topics. Children are organized into a network, for example, from some research projects. Social networks allow students to listen, read or watch the conference online (Proudfoot, et al., 2018). It is not easy to overvalue the impact of the Internet on human life. Social networks create opportunities to quickly inform about events in the world, as well as receive feedback.
Concerns about online social networking
Definitely, social networks are specific technical progress. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn are reasonable means for finding old friends, acquaintances, or business contacts. Although it becomes addictive later on, a person with empty eyes clicks on other people’s pages without even finding them (Werff, et al., 2018). Even working in a mode of a continuous flow of information and changing emotional impressions, the brain is exhausted, and the body experiences stress. The issue of privacy on the Internet is essential; often, the password from the pages on social networks will be hacked, allowing other people to read private messages and view personal photos (Maple, 2017). On the one hand, social networks are an invaluable invention but can become a problem for each individual.
Thus, blogging is not only a means of communication but also a method of making money. Therefore, bloggers pay special attention to the style of writing and the choice of the post’s topic. Also, social networks create many opportunities both for learning and just for finding long-forgotten people. However, the impact of the Internet is not only positive because society often misuse it and obtains problems with health or real life. Therefore, people need to use available resources wisely and not forget about real life.
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