What is Social Media?
Social Media is any digital forum that allows people to communicate with each other and share contents like; music, videos or other documents. Myspace was one of the first online social communities and over time there has been many more online communities such as; Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter...
How does Social Media empower people?
Social media is a media that has developed during the last few years. It has been proved that social media has found the ability to empower people. To empower people means to get the ability to change other people's opinions and perspectives. It means to change someone's style or maybe even own someone's opinion and make them what you want them to do. Some usual things that social media empowers now are; clothing style, music and movie choices, purchases, news awareness ...
It changes others people's opinions and it can also threaten yours. It can influence you in bigger things or smaller ones but it's still empowering you. Mostly the bad thing is that you can't stop it because once something is posted you can't remove it and that will always be represented as your digital footprint.
How much can social media affect you?
Cyber bullying is when people use social media to say bad things to their peers. This is an increasing problems and it affects young people (mostly Middle School/High SchoolThere has been a cyber bully suicide her name was Amanda Todd. She was been photographed in an unexpected time and been threatened to be published online (Facebook). The pictures was published and all her privacy was gone everyone will not want her in any kind of way. She changed schools even names but it still didn't work. One day her parents found her dead with a special video for her funeral.