Social media does not have long-term problems
Social media does not have long-term problems:- Using the various online social media does not lead to have long-term problems with our ability to concentrate, according to new research.
The advent of the social media and social networking has been phenomenally rapid, researchers said.
“These networks have become an imprint of our everyday life and also a part of pop culture, revolutionising the way people further communicate and in the way organisations act,” said Deborah Carstens from Florida Institute of Technology in the US.
“With the abundance of some technological devices, an increasing number of users of all ages rely on technology and specifically social media,” said Carstens.
There are, however, worries about the impact such the tools have on our psyche and our ability to concentrate, for instance.
The study by Carstens and colleagues have demonstrates that despite the often skittish and transient nature of the online social interactions there is no difference to be seen in the attention span or “offline” sociability of occasional users and frequent users of online social media.
Modern communication tools does not interfere with our primal instincts
These modern communication tools do not, it seems, interfere with our primal instincts, such as long-term attitudes, time appreciation, and also concentration, in the way that many critics have further suggested in recent years.
“Social media is not just a fad as it continues to further play an increasing role in the individual’s lives. Understanding how to utilise this social media epidemic to enhance learning, relationships and also business knowledge is essential as individuals are spending an increasing amount of time on these networks,” the researchers said.
The study was published in the International Journal Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.