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1 Yan Xueying Yan Amy Leonard LART 211 De Anza College May 17, 2015 Essay #3 Social Networks Deteriorate Our Social Lives Do you feel your social life is surrounded by social networks? In recent years, social networks revolutionized how people communicate and have even created a generation that seemingly stares at their computers and smart phones all the time. The ability to communicate and keep in touch with people has become extremely convenient, but this has also made it excessively easy for us to access the information of others as well as allow others to access our information. As a result, we may constantly look at other people’s social media accounts instead of getting to know the person individually. We may also make the information on our accounts public just because we want others to see what we post in order to attract attention to ourselves. In some instances, this makes us more distant from people in our real life relationships because we care about what is going on online instead of how things are in real life. With this in mind, social networks hurt real life relationships because they make us care too much about what is happening with ourselves and others online instead of being concerned with how we interact in real life. First of all, social networks hurt our real life relationships by making what is posted on the internet the standard for how we make others look at us, and how we look at others. For
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2 Yan instance, a lot of people post a lot of statuses and photos for others to publicly see online because they want online attention. However, online attention does not equal real life acknowledgment and interaction. According to the article “ Facebook Overshare: 7 Things You Might Not Realize You’re Telling The World ”, the author argues, “One study from the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at Harvard found that our brains respond to self-disclosure the same way they respond to pleasure triggers like food, money or sex. In other words, most of us like sharing online, and many of us may even find the act of sharing too much enjoyable. But do
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