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“The Impact of Social Media on Opinion of People”
“The Impact of Social Media on Opinion of People”
Social Media is a new place for people to learn, teach, and get knowledge or information about anything. This paper focuses on the importance of social media and its impact on the opinion of the people. More than half of the world is now using different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. people spend a lot of time on the social media sites and read the various type of content there. This raises a question that is it influential in any aspect.
Thesis Statement: The social media platforms impact human behavior and their opinion about different things.
Section Heading: Research Question
Question # 1: Do social media affect the opinion of people regarding different aspects?
Question # 2: Do social media affect the opinion of the people positively?
Question # 3: Do social media affect the opinion of the people negatively?
Question # 4: What are the factors that lead to social media influence?
Section Heading: Social Media and Opinion of People
This section of this paper discusses the detail description and definition of social media and people opinion.
Social media is a platform that allows people to connect with each other and share their opinions and thoughts. Social media is in the form of websites and applications. In social media sites, there is content regarding different topics and problems are posted by different people. This content includes social issues, entertainment, history, trend, fashion, events, personal life, and different problems (Lee, 2016).
Section Heading: Connection between Social Media and Opinion of People
This section of the paper focuses on the connection among the social media sites and applications and the opinion of the people that how they are related to each other and what factors of social media impact people opinions.
There are 3.48 billion people in the world who use social media platform to be connected (“Digital 2019: Global Internet Use Accelerates – We Are Social”, 2019). According to a survey, people use to spend approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes a day on social media sites and application, and those people are of all ages. Hence, it is evident that there is some connection between people and the social media sits. Behavior, opinion, and attitudes of people are changes on the basis of their experiences, and social media is a place where people get to know and experience different things, issues, topics on different aspects such as politics, social life, history, entertainment, etc.
Section Heading: Example of a Social Media Influence on the People
This section of a paper gives an example and proves that the use of social media sites and application impacts the opinion of the people regarding different aspects.
We discuss an example of the political aspect. It is observed that 20 % of users of social media state that they have changed their opinion about an issue of political or social approaching description of stuff they viewed on social media sites, and 17 % state social networking that is online-based was the main factor that supported in developing their viewpoints and opinions regarding a critical aspect or issue (Anderson 2016).
A survey carried by The Pew Research Center, directing respondents a period when they can evoke social media becoming an impact of the opinions regarding the presidential elections of 2016. “Several of the answers they collected in that study, considered one of the main presidential nominees being the “social or political problem” they transformed their thoughts. Throughout one out of five social media users stated either Donald Trump, 18%, or Hillary Clinton, 21% or and about one out of ten points out Bernie Sanders” (Kent 2016). In summation to questioning whether people had shifted their opinion in the process because of something they viewed on the social media, internet, the survey further directed respondents to state part in their owns commitments and the time when this shift happened.
“Originally, I planned on voting for Hillary Clinton in the election, but then I found out about Bernie Sanders through social media. I decided I would vote for him instead.” (Staff P.S 2016)
It is visible that there is no lack of difficulties in social networking and freedom intermix. “In August 2017, 67 % of Americans declared that all reach in each case few of their communication by social media by two out of ten satisfying as such often, as shown in a report from Pew Research Center” (Shearer and Gottfried 2016). Remark that this is simply an insignificantly average rise from the 2016 middle during the summit of the primaries when 62 % of adults of America announced stimulating knowledge from social media sites.
The social media platforms impact human behavior and their opinion about different things and aspects. Human behavior and attitudes can be changed according to their experiences and things they view frequently. And social media sites and applications provide those experiences, knowledge, information, and news regarding different issues and topics. Social media is a place where people get to know and experience different things, issues, topics on different aspects such as politics, social life, history, entertainment, etc.
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