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Social Media

Social Media

Student Article by Emily Hall, 8th Grade

        When you think of social media, you think of platforms where you can connect with people and take a look into their lives or businesses. While that is true, there is so much more. According to 'Social Media Today,' an average person spends around two hours a day on social media. When put on a larger scale, that is about 5 years and 4 months in a person’s lifetime. The biggest social media platform is Facebook, with 2.23 billion monthly active users. Instagram, coming in second, has about 1 billion monthly active users.

        Some benefits of social media would include easy communication, real-time news, and the ability to share your own ideas. Social media isn’t all good though. Social media can cause you to be prone to cyberbullying and can set unrealistic expectations. In conclusion, social media is something that can be good or bad but is definitely a must in this day and age in society.  

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