Facebook was considered as one of the most popular social networking website with having more than 350 million active users throughout the world. It helps individuals to connect with friends, family members around the globe along with sharing other media as well. Just like its positive factors, nowadays it do account for many negative aspects which could not be irreversible. Out of numerous negative characteristics, putting one in a dangerous situation, having depression and loss of sleep are the common ones. At a quick glance, one consider Facebook as an enjoyable and intriguing website, but having addiction to it may chance to have other fatal effects like easy to cope with life-changing or unhealthy activities and in perceptive to minuscule. The paper will analyze how there exists several negative effects in regarding the excessive usage of Facebook.
In today’s society, it was common that individuals share different posts related to hotly debate topics and other issue on Facebook platform. That particular information most of the times shared from unreliable sources as result to which there was more chance of illogical debate upon an issue. Because of such irrational argument, the disparities among the active users also enhanced and there might be a chance that such issue might became international. Similarly, other options in Facebook like forces its user to act unnatural, because the main satisfaction that people receive from Facebook, are the “likes” and the appreciation received from other people online. Such kinds of activities not only make them to just rely upon them but also consider them discrete in nature along with having impact on their minds.
There are millions of user profiles that are been registered on Facebook. Many of those profiles are fake and such accounts are used for different purposes like advertising and increasing friends list to be more popular etc. By using different profiles, these individuals represents split nature behavior like they will not act as themselves and will alter how they act, because they would be thinking of their impression on other people. Similarly, many of those users are the ones who feel the need to feel accepted or “liked.” They would act differently in order to feel more accepted, by not acting as themselves, this will then therefor alter people who are susceptible and will make them act the same way that a certain desirable trend acts, which could change a large amount of people’s personalities to undesirable ones.
In psychological perceptive, the personalities of such addictive users make them susceptible to being easily controlled by other people and they would act based on what they would think someone else would do, instead of acting based on their own morals and decisions, which they would not have anymore. There would then be a mass group of people that would follow a certain trend, which could then be easily used and controlled by the media and businesses in an inhumane and unnatural way.
Correspondingly, using this socializing media website, individuals think more rational than they behave in their daily life routing interactions. Most of the times it forces an individual to makes a judgment on someone profile. So people that create their profiles, make themselves look how they want to look like, but not who they really are. Creating a profile, make people create their personality in an unnatural way, by letting other people decide how they want to look and act, in order to appeal to other people online, since information that people release on Facebook is an online display of entertainment, for other users to see. So, one would consider it to be unethical not only to have different (split) accounts but also to be judgmental based upon the profiles of others.
It was no doubt that Facebook was extremely addictive and many individuals of the society are spending much of their times on Facebook. It develops an ache to belong because there are so many people that are users. Once you become a user of Facebook, there are a few factors that create the addiction. One of the main factors was that one feel the need to log on and see what is occurring in the online community. So, they are not only spending much time in waste but also wanted to know what happening in others person life.
The desire to compare ourselves to others is natural, but Facebook makes comparing extremely accessible and easy. It was similar to feeling the need to communicate with other people and hang out with them, except users are virtually communicating. When one have friends on Facebook, they usually are curious of what those friends have been doing in the past, where they have been, or what they have been posting on their own wall. Similarly, when someone was curious about someone on Facebook, they could be trapped and addicted until finds out enough information about that particular person that they would be curious about. This curiosity makes the individuals to not only bound for the usage of this socializing website but also have huge impact on their thoughts and perceptions based upon other persons profile activity.
Many individuals didn’t have social life outside their homes. They attached more towards Facebook, than to hang out with other beings within society. They believe that they are lonely and only Facebook have a cure for their loneliness. Similarly, being able to communicate virtually online with friends was the same sort of satisfaction as being lonely and hanging out with a friend and communicating with them physically. Such individuals share their feelings like joy, happiness and melancholy on this particular website to have sympathy of others, to whom they didn’t even know about. In this regard, one would consider it more damaging to individual’s perception and believes because their whole life depends upon the imagination nor actual reality of life within particular environment.
According to many psychologists and philosophers, socializing networking websites such as Facebook have created many psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, sleep disorders, ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders (Social Media). In perceptive to Ryan, Facebook was so addictive because when one receives a new notification, friend request, or message, their brain release dopamine (Ryan) which was a neurotransmitter, that provides a message to brain in sense to having rewarded feeling or pleasure. So, by using Facebook, dopamine naturally released, which still not only creates an addiction but have negative side effects, and psychological disorders on that particular individual (Bozarth 6).
In the end, one concludes that despite of having certain uses like communication, integration of individuals belonging to different beliefs, Facebook have many side effects as well. Facebook not only reduces the individual’s social skills but there was a chance that such individuals might not be able to communicate with each other as easily and as clearly. Similarly, many personal and professional individuals are ruining their because of getting addicted to Facebook. Likewise, in concluding statement, one measures that the use of Facebook negatively impacts the way that one communicate with each other naturally in a person to person aspect, but also reduce our social skills and keeping us distracted throughout our days and lives.