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Viewpoint – Social media sites provide unimportant information

By Jeremy Moore/ campus news editor

Despite its popularity, social media may be doing more damage than good.   

People can find out what their favorite celebrities do on a daily basis by looking them up on Facebook, Twitter and many other social media sites.

Finding out who made Kanye West mad or what shoes Jennifer Lopez decides to wear shouldn’t be a concern for us, especially since we don’t know them.

The main reason it is so easy to find out about almost all of a person’s life on social media is because they decide to post the details. Even if they do post them, we should not look to find out about the personal lives of celebrities or whomever we may run across on social media.

A lot of people feel the need to broadcast their private information on social media for various reasons. Some get an ego boost from likes and retweets from online friends (many whom they don’t really know), and others look to social media to vent when they aren’t feeling well.

Others can spend hours on social media and put off things they need to do.

Many people are influenced by social media and the opinions of others and do not even realize it. Before making a simple post, sometimes people think about the reaction that it will receive. If they think the reaction will be negative, then they won’t make the post. This should never be the case, especially if we really don’t know many people on our friends list.

With social media, many people can almost create another life for themselves, but this should not be necessary.

We do not need to make online friends. We should look to spend as much time as we can with our actual friends, and we should look to meet new friends in person when we can. Social media should be with friends who actually know each other.

I enjoy watching LeBron James play basketball, but I do not follow him on Twitter to get constant updates on what he’s been doing. Whatever he does on his own time is his business, and it has nothing to do with me.

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