While some people have critiqued social media for lessening the importance of face-to-face interaction, some communication scholars have found that online networks provide important opportunities to stay connected, receive emotional support, and broaden our perspectives in ways that traditional offline networks do not.
Watch the following video…
TEDx Talks. (2017, June 22). Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czg_9C7gw0o
Then post your perspective on the following prompt:
Where do you stand? Is social media hurting our face-to-face relationships or is it moving us to be more “social”– to share more or to feel more comfortable disclosing ourselves to others?
Give your perspective, but use materials from the text and video to support your claim. Develop a minimum of 15 to 20 sentences for this assignment.