What I have witnessed for the past few years on the internet in terms of my own use

What I have witnessed for the past few years on the internet in terms of my own use, changes in social or digital media has become an omnipresent part of daily life, but this evolution and expansion has been in the works since the late 70’s. In the early days when the internet emerged, the web was mostly used for displaying simple information and communication was limited because it was being experimentally validated. Fast forward decades later, almost everyone I know uses some form of social media to connect, learn, share or stay in touch because of how effortless the process takes. For example, it has enabled the process of sending and receiving messages to work at an extraordinary speed. The internet of today has taken over the world by storm and it has caused us to immerse in a sea of information. Moreover, the internet is not only a source of information, it is now primarily a medium of social communication with Facebook boasting over billions of users and twitter not far behind and rather than mailing physical letters, we’re composing messages through any mail service that can be sent immediately to a recipient. For the downside of digital media, I’ve noticed that the teenage way of life has completely changed from what it was only years ago. Now, there is a substantial decrease in face-to-face communication, which greatly reduced our generation’s ability to interact with one another on a speaking level. Social media has also been used as a way to hurt people. Those people would be classified as Keyboard warriors where by a person would behave aggressively to others online but at the same time does not behave similarly in real life potentially due to cowardice. Overall in my opinion, I feel that the digital era has left a big impact and will forever evolve to change our progressive society. As the rate of technology expands with all the sophisticated gadgets that surrounds us today, we sometimes forget that being fully engaged and not be distracted by social media can help create some memories to have and share with each other. Our ancient ancestors however, perceived things a lot more plainly than we do today. They weren’t nearly as distracted as we are.