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Social Networking Sitesand Well Being
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1BODY..............................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONSocial networking sites such as Facebook are fast becoming an assumed aspect of life formany people. As the use of Social Networking Sites increases, psychological scientists areincreasingly interested in examining the influences that they have on various types of well-being.The topic of present essay is Social Networking Sites and Well Being and in this essay themeasurement of well being and social media sites will be determined. The influence of socialmedia on well-being will be identify in the essay and the relationship between use of socialnetworking sites and well being will be determined. Eventually, with the help of current evidencethe rationale for social media website and its affects on well-being will be provided in this essay.BODYAccording toSampasa-Kanyinga, and Lewis (2015)social media sites are the networkingplatform which are created for users on which they can communicate and interact with eachother. Social media is the form of electronic communication which includes websites for socialnetworking and microblogging through which users can create online communities to shareinformation, ideas, personal messages and other content such as videos. In the present era, withthe increase in digital technologies and internet accessibility numerous social media websiteshave emerged which possess interactive features. Users who wishes to connect on any socialmedia requires internet and digital device like computer, smartphone, etc. They have to sign upby registering their e-mail accounts with it. Facebook is considered to be number one socialmedia website which have over 1.5 billion users connected (Maier and et.al., 2015). Peopledevelop and cultivate existing or new relationship by using such social media websites. Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy.In general terms, well-being relates to the wellness of the individual or group. High levelof well-being refers to the positive relations between groups and individuals and vice versa.Well-being can be measured by measuring the happiness of individuals. In order to measure thehappiness, large opinion survey is mostly preferable by researchers (Park, Song and Lee, 2014).Inception of social media networking greatly influences the well-being of individuals and groupsassociated with it. The initial research conducted by researchers concludes that social medianetworking negatively affects on the well-being of individuals and their social life. Socialnetworking websites like Facebook and Instagram finds that users of such sites have increasedsocial capita, social support, sense of community and improved well-being. Increased1
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