Recently, the use of SNS has increased radically. Hence, many people have participated actively in heping SNS grow, by making their own ID on Twitter, Facebook, or Me-today. People usually use these services to express their different opinions about various subjects and to maintain relationships with friends by exchanging their thoughts. The active use of SNS has made for a speedy transmission and spread of news compared how news spreads in other mass medias. Is it best to use SNS actively and just follow your friends or a general trend? Is the influence from this behavior really positive?
Many people recommend you use SNS, because they can communicate with others internationally. In spite of these assertions, I don’t encourage you to use SNS very actively. I have three reasons for this view.
First, excess use of SNS can deepen one’s consciousness of wanting to be seen. For-example some people make pictures of dangerous situations and intentionally try to get other’s attention. Some people go so far as to scar their bodies to express their hurt. Frequent use of SNS can also bring out mental problems.
Second, one’s daily mention could be distorted to somebody into various aspects. For-example if you post “I hate you you”, your friends can think that word “I hate you” mean them. So they would be hurt by that mention personally. This can bring bigger conflict and break their relationship too.
Lastly, SNS can bring out feelings of relative deprivation in individuals. People usually update their newspped when they ate delicious food or have visited special places. Most of all they post happy experiences that they want to remember.
So, although you had special experience in the past, you may feel envy or loneliness when checking on other’s SNS posts. This could lead you to have feelings of inferiority and lack of confidence in oneself.
Because, the use of SNS has already greatly increased, it has became an important space for people to record their memories or to share their lives. So, no one could be prevented from using SNS or only emphasizing its negative influence or positive influence. We must use SNS as a media within our society while effectively understanding its limitations. This should be an understanding between SNS users.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >