Nowadays people tend to always be connected to theirs phones and consequently, spend more and more time on social media. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook are good ways to connect people of course, but people are using them too much, and this have been causing some problems on how people relates to each other. “If you’re anything like me, you reach for your smartphone as soon as you wake up to check email and respond to texts. The rest of the day, you’re constantly on a tablet, mobile device, laptop or desktop for personal or professional use. You’re messaging, browsing, friending, tweeting and sharing….It’s great that we have the technology to connect with people across the globe instantly, but there’s also a sense of disconnection”, this quote was really meaningful to me, since I saw myself in the same position at the author. However, I believe that technology and social media, can be really helpful as well. The article was written by Bryan Kramer, a Social Business Strategist and CEO of PureMatter. The article was published on September of 2015 at the website “SocialMediaToday.com”. By reading the article at the second time, I realize that Bryan had the intention to reach the teenagers and adults readers, where he tries to interact and put himself at the same position of his readers.
After doing some research for my Inquiry Project, I have noticed that most of my sources are very similar. They talk about the same topic, but in a different way and using different examples. However, I am learning more and more every time that I research for more sources and articles. Reading those last 3 sources, I was wondering to know more about the impacts that social media are causing to marriage couple, as well as the impacts that social media are causing on single people. I would say that my topic is starting to “shape”. After reading and searching for many sources, I understood that my topic should be divided in 4 parts. The first part will talk about the technology and romance, the second part will talk about technology and family, the third part will talk about technology and friends and finally but not least, the fourth part will combine all of three and summary how technology/social media have been changing human relationships.