Do Social Networks Really Make You More Social?

Just about everybody uses social media. It’s quickly becoming the main form of communication for some people. Does the ease of using social media encourage more communication though? Do social networks really make you more social?

Think of all the different forms of social media there are. Social networks have progressed right along with technology. For some people, technology is social media because it’s such a large part of what they do when they are online, whether they’re on a PC, laptop, or mobile device. There’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Pinterest, and a host of others. While not everyone uses social networks, there is a large population who does, and they are usually posting, tweeting, or sharing everything every time they touch their device. They post updates, selfies, recipes, and conversations. Are they doing it more because they have a media to share it on?

What about you? Are you more social because you have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? Does it encourage you to keep in contact with your friends more often? Or do you find you just use social media to connect the same as if you weren’t using it?

Do social networks really make you more social?

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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  1. Social networks have led to the increase of verbal diarrhea. They have increased the quatity buy not the quality of posts. People feel free to report on the most intimate minutiae of their humdrum lives.

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