Essay on Does Social Media Create Isolation?
Social isolation seems to have varying causal factors. Some of these factors can be contributed to life-altering transitions that can put strain on a person’s social network such as retirement, declining health, and the death of a spouse, partner, or friend.
SOCIAL ISOLATION INCREASES WITH AGE. Social isolation can occur at any age, however research shows that it is highly correlated with our age. There are a number of reasons that contribute to increasing social isolation as people age, from mobility, living far from family, lack of familiarity with new technology and communication channels, and death of a partner or lifelong friends.
Technology and Isolation includes chapters on the philosophy, history, sociology and economics of technology, and contributes to such diverse topics as the historical emergence of the term 'technology', the sociality of technology, the role of technology in social acceleration, the relationship between Marx and Heidegger, and the relationship between technology and those with autism.
Isolation from using social media Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace and Pinterest has taken the internet by storm with its popularity in demand and usage. It is a medium to stay connected with friends, families and acquaintances developing a virtual bond by sharing one’s likes, interests and hobbies, having discussions and voicing opinions on contrasting topics.
The paradox of social technology that reduces our social in- volvement does affect a lot of people, and can lead to social awkwardness and loneliness. As big as the media itself, it connects all of us in every single aspect, but makes us to be alone together.
Even though social isolation has been a leading cause of pain and suffering for many centuries, and there is no known cure for any of these disorders, medical technology has come a long way in treating the symptoms and helping these disorders not be as common (Hawthorne et al. 148).
Technology offers us many positives and can help us become more social, but it is my opinion that social isolation outweighs all the ways in which technology can make us become more social. We need to maintain technology in our lives, because without it many things today would become impossible because of how present technology is, but we need to limit our exposure to this technology.