Social media has become such an important part of our lives that it’s easy to think it has always been there. However, knowing that social media can’t exist without the internet, some simple math should tell us social media can’t be more than 30 years old (the internet started becoming mainstream in the early 1990s).
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We all remember the first time our parents sat us down and told us not to talk to strangers. It might not have made sense at the time – as kids we live in a fantasy world where everyone is our friend – but as we get older, it’s easy to see all they were doing was trying to protect us.
How do you access the internet? Do you use a mobile device or a desktop computer? How we access the internet is changing. We’ve compiled all the latest 2021 data and statistics on mobile vs desktop internet usage.
In 2019, social media is one of the best ways for people to connect with one another. It allows for people to stay in touch across continents and time zones, but also with friends who live just a few houses down. We’re connected today in ways previous generations couldn’t even have dreamed about.
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However, the ease with which Google provides us with the information we want to know should give us pause. Providing this information requires us to make tremendous sacrifices to our personal privacy, and we still don’t know the wider implications of this development.
A fast internet connection is a necessity of modern life. The UN declared a connection a human right. Schools expect students to have one and a fast connection is required to enjoy most of the technological benefits of the last two decades. Yet how fast of a connection do you have?
However, the role social media plays in our lives is continuously changing, and it's not always positive. We've seen social media used as a tool to spread misinformation, divide people and sow negativity.
When dealing with children, there is a constant struggle between trying to keep them safe while also allowing them the freedom to explore and learn about themselves and the world. This has always been a challenge, but it’s become even more difficult thanks to the internet.