Thursday, November 3, 2016
Internet and Society
While many people frown on the internet and how social media affects our society, I believe it has affected us in a multitude of ways that are beneficial. In one aspect, we can now communicate with people like never before. I know that this has affected communities such as the deaf or socially anxious community in a great way. Most people who do not belong to the deaf community have very little or no understanding of sign language. Social media and the internet has allowed these people to express themselves and communicate with others more effectively. Those with social anxiety disorders now have ways to express themselves without fear of ridicule or other issues. The internet has also allowed us to, in my opinion, increase the knowledge and awareness of many. For example, many young adults are more involved than ever in this election because of its heavy presence in social media. I believe the Internet has helped more than harmed in our society.