Effects of Social Media

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Thanaphon Songsawatwong

Scott Guenthner

English 1021

30 April 2014

Effects of Social Media

Stop for a second and think about what you are setting yourself up for by using social media. Social media can be a helpful tool when used carefully, like how President Obama used Facebook to win the presidential election of 2008. It can also be a dangerous tool when using it without care like Ginger D'Amico, a Spanish teacher. She was careless when using social media, as a result, she was suspended 30 days from work without pay. Using social media is like walking on a thin sheet of ice. We need to be careful or the ice will break and we will fall in, and may end up crippling ourselves. Social media is a powerful, yet equally destructive tool; therefore, it should be used with caution.

The social media is a very powerful tool when used carefully.

According to U.S. News, President Obama's use of the web brought up a new playing field not only in America, but everywhere. His use of the web changed the traditional way of campaigning to a new social networking campaigning. As a result, he was able to surprise his competitors by using Facebook to spread out his presidential campaign to a wider range of audience than ever before. By using Facebook he was able to get the attention of younger audience, which won him the presidential election of 2008. When used vigilantly, social media can be a very helpful tool, as demonstrated by Barack Obama. President Obama's use of Facebook to attract a wide range of audience and potential voters shows how powerful of a tool social media is.

As powerful as social media is, it is also a very destructive tool. Social media has the power to possibly...