Santiago Perez, Mexico, ESOL Grammar V
In the present many people use social media through smartphones, laptops, or both. This has facilitated communication among people people around the world. It has helped them know about events in other parts of the world in a matter of seconds. The social media is a technological advance that has had a significant impact on people but has caused a certain addiction, too.
Many people, mostly young people, use the social media like a tool to express their opinions, feelings, beliefs, likes, and to meet new people as well. This causes users to spend hours in front of a screen using social media like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and many others. As a result, they form an addition to the social media. This addiction causes difficulties to interact with other people in real life because they have little experience doing that. This can affect their relationships and future jobs because they do not know how to talk with another person face to face.
For this reason, I believe the social media are affecting people and their lives severely and we need to do something about this. There are many actions that we can take to solve this problem. For instance, people should use less social media and perform more social activities outside their homes, go out with friends or family and meet new people. These actions would improve the quality of life for many people.
In my opinion, social networks are not bad, but the excess of use turns them into an addiction for people, causing health and social problems. People need to be aware of this and find ways to prevent it. If we can achieve this goal, our future will be better, and we will be happier.