As much as I really like techology and social platforms I also do wonder sometimes if the internet a good thing or bad thing,
The negatives I see
Young people are following trends of what they call fashion, fat lips, implants in their backsides, bigger boobs, smaller boobs, tattoos etc no one is happy with their god given looks because they want to look like some so called reality 'stars' . Social media and the media in general encourages young people to question their sexuality because it's out there all the time, no one seems to want to be what they were born to be. People are using filters on their phone camera to try show people they look different to how they really look. It's harmful for peoples mental health as there are so many nasty trolls out there which to me are dangerous people for the mental health of the young and vulnerable of whom believe what these pillocks are saying. It's harmful to society full stop. It allows, bullying, aggression, abuse and more and it's a platform for paedophiles. I've seen so much racial abuse on both sides, which is ugly to witness and causes so much tension. There are 'influencers' on social media and while some are good influencers there are many that are not so good. It's so toxic because it allows some people to spread disinformation and fake news. The conspiracy thoriest are out in their droves which is making people not know what to believe which in itself is dangerous because so many people are not taking the Covid 19 seriously, thankfully however, for the most part people are sensible. It's dangerous for identity theft, there are so many grooming gangs out there, scammers, the list goes on.
The positive things
I find Social media is good as it allows us to communicate and stay up to date with family and friends around the world. I personally have a very large family in America and I love how I can follow their life over there, therefore I don't feel quite so divided from them. We find new friends through a social network with other people who share similar interests or ambitions. We can join groups who are likeminded people and/or who share the same interests.
All in all it seems to me that the internet has more negatives than positives.
What are your thoughts on this and can you add anything to what I have said, I'd be interested to read your input.