There have been a number of articles written over the past year talking about social media and some of its negative effects upon us. The first article I came across and read in 2012 spoke about people feeling lonelier in spite of having hundreds of “friends” on Facebook. I didn’t find the aspect shocking and began to consider if it was true or not. I’ve been mulling over this (off and on) for many months and have read more articles. Some of the articles address the loneliness, jealousy, and narcissistic factors promoted by social media. Meanwhile, some articles lean the other way and state that all that negativity about social media is probably unfounded and not true.
Through my personal experience, the following is what I’ve concluded about this matter.