BY: CLAIRE KIM
Social media is a creative outlet or platform that lets individuals express their feelings through media content. In this generation, many teens to young adults are active on these platforms and it’s slowly growing to be a massive community. Although it may let young minds flow with creativity it may give them too much freedom and personal will in public.
Many people don’t realize how social media can damage one’s career plan if not even put it at risk. The general idea and objective of social media aims to widen people’s views on the internet and give them a personal background to mark themselves. “Many people in my generation fear that without a social media presence, they would be invisible to the job market.”
This chain idea has been thought of ever since the beginning of social media’s rising days, however now, it seems that it is going the opposite way. Instead of pushing for success, it may actually drive them away.
To avoid this mishap from happening as much as possible, many experts have been recommending young adults and teens to quit using these apps to keep them from any risks that they may have to encounter in the future.
I have mixed feelings in this particular situation. As a blogger and a social media user, it does concern me to hear that this could harm my job plan but I can say I do agree with some of the points that the writer has mentioned. “These networks are fun, but you’re deluding yourself if you think that Twitter messages, posts and likes are a productive use of your time.”
I can’t say that I agree and I can’t say that I don’t, but I do support the idea of giving people the choice to decide if it will be best to act upon it or not.