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Is it bad or evil to use social media?

Is it bad or evil to use social media?

It’s a reasonable question. One that I continue to revisit and reconsider through the years. Because social media is not “bad” or “evil” by any means. It’s absolutely magical. Like email, like electricity, like the clean running water that I enjoy here in my privileged Western bubble, social media is a miracle.

When did social media become a force for good?

I used to think social media was essentially a force for good, whether it was to initiate the Arab spring of 2011, or simply as a useful tool for bringing together like-minded people to share videos of ninja cats.

Why are there so many sad people on social media?

Crucially, I had more of a real sense how my friends were actually “doing”. It’s often struck me that social media is full of lonely, sad people doing a brilliant job of sounding OK and perfectly fine people hoovering up everyone’s attention via faking being sad.

Why do so many people use social media?

It has been argued that the social media effect creates a false sense of self and self-esteem through the use of likes, fans, comments, posts, etc. For many social media users, it is an esteem booster, which explains why so many people spend so much time on social media.

It’s a reasonable question. One that I continue to revisit and reconsider through the years. Because social media is not “bad” or “evil” by any means. It’s absolutely magical. Like email, like electricity, like the clean running water that I enjoy here in my privileged Western bubble, social media is a miracle.

It has been argued that the social media effect creates a false sense of self and self-esteem through the use of likes, fans, comments, posts, etc. For many social media users, it is an esteem booster, which explains why so many people spend so much time on social media.

Can a Facebook post be used in a criminal case?

A Massachusetts appellate court ruled that a Facebook post submitted by the prosecution in a criminal case to be inadmissible as evidence. The State introduced the Facebook post in the form of a screenshot printout without any additional circumstantial evidence to establish authenticity.

How is social media evidence used in court?

The State’s witness admitted it was her Facebook account, but she argued that her account had been hacked and she did not write the comments. The court upheld to exclude the Facebook printouts adhering to Federal Rule of Evidence 901, which requires that evidence provides proof of authorship.