Social media has made an imprint in todays society. Allowing for the ease of communication and simplifying the ability to learn and promote. However with positives comes the negatives as a society which aims to be connected often becomes disconnected.

A negative which has been imprinted within our brains is Social Media’s ease to promote “black magic”. A sort of black magic which leads us as humans to make bad choices.

For example in the reading provided called “What is the problem with Social Media”. by Jordan Hall, it delves into the idea of Supernormal stimuli and the allowance for mediocrity within our evolutionary states.

We are fine with the ability to do “just enough”.

Personally I can relate as when assignments pile up one-by-one, the process of certain assignments are filled with mediocrity and procrastination.

However in saying this, Social Media can also allow for motivation and to spark a drive to do more. So the question is whether the negatives outweigh the positives.



  1. Hi James!!
    It’s interesting that you spoke about Networked insurgencies in your post here. To what extent do you think that social media controls or influences your life? It’s cool how your blog post is related to your own experiences with social media. I find that most of my inspirations and desires definitely found from influences and brands on social media too.


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