October 11, 2021

How Social Media Changed Our Culture, 6 Ways

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 This article is about how strange social media has become.

You will hear examples from six mainstream social media sites to prove my point.

Here are examples of changes in society caused by social media:

Twitter:
Entrepreneur/billionaire Elon Musk invented dogecoin. People assumed it was a joke, and they were right. Indeed, it started as a joke. Then, he went on Twitter. People took him seriously and the price skyrocketed. Here is more information on the strange history of dogecoin: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/doge-pool/

Facebook:
Did you hear Facebook went down this week? Facebook’s outage lasted six hours. You can read more about the situation here: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/facebook-keeps-stopping/

The same week, within days, former Facebook employee Francis Haug became a Facebook whistleblower and turned on Facebook saying Facebook hurts impressionable teenage girls’ body images. Here are more complaints against Facebook: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/how-to-get-out-of-facebook-jail/

Facebook’s outage resulted in memes being generated laughing at the site. If you want to make your own meme, here you will find instructions for free meme generators: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/best-i-can-do-meme/

Instagram:
Since Facebook owns WhatsApp and Instagram, Instagram also went down this week. Since eCommerce internationally depends on Facebook, finances were crippled for six hours.
Here is more information on the cons of Instagram: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-instagram/

YouTube:
YouTube may be a kingmaker, but it’s also a king breaker. Successful people film themselves doing crazy, inappropriate things. The videos wind up on YouTube and careers are ruined. Do you remember Rob Lowe? Here is more information on the pros and cons of YouTube: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-youtube/

If you, too, would like to add craziness to the internet in the form of text, you will find instructions for putting crazy text on social media sites here: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/crazy-text-generator/

Pinterest:
I found out over the summer that Pinterest gives away free images and videos. Pinterest even provides the download link to give source credit. I spent years creating still images and videos when I could have been getting them for free from Pinterest. Here is more information about Pinterest downloaders: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/pinterest-downloader/

Reddit:
It wasn’t too long ago that GameStop, a Reddit subreddit manipulated the stock market. Did the furor die down? No. Reddit is still used for cryptocurrency trading and information about cryptocurrency trading.
Here you will find information about the connection between Reddit and Cryptocurrency Trading: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/best-crypto-trading-platform-reddit/
Here you will find information about Reddit subreddits: https://www.mostlyblogging.com/r-nsfw-gif-hot-subreddits/

Wrapping Up

In closing, times are changing, and social media sites are part of the changing times.

This article originally appeared at this URL: https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/social-saturday.

Readers, please share so other social media users know how social media affected society.

Related Reading

If you are interested in how social media affects society as a whole, you might be interested in this Mostly Blogging article about how society affects teenagers: Impact of social media on students.

Janice Wald

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