Should we blame those that post or those that act upon reading/seeing the posts

People make decisions in life being influenced by a wide variety of factors, with social media playing a constantly increasing role. One might be surprised that life, business, relationship decisions done by many people worldwide are influenced largely by Facebook posts. Posting images, videos, opinions, comments, articles and various other materials on Facebook, YouTube and other social media can have profound effects upon people and their actions worldwide. Many people can get self-help but also self-destruction. Is it the fault of those who post stuff that aid others to self-destruct and/or make terrible life or business decisions? Yes and no, depending on age, IQ and state of mind at the time one reads a post, watches a video or seen other types of postings.

In the article article “To post or not to post – that is the question”, a simple, harmless post managed to make someone do something rather silly and perhaps even irresponsible. Maybe those reading the article can help out to find some better words in their replies to describe someone that would do such a thing and then somehow make the person posting the image feel responsible for the posting. Let’s work on making social media a better place where people can learn and benefit their life rather than the other way around!

https://medium.com/@celdan99/to-post-or-not-to-post-this-is-the-question-1f260cb12fdb h

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11 Responses to Should we blame those that post or those that act upon reading/seeing the posts

  1. 曾品斳 says:

    3A651031
    With the advancement of technology, more and more people use the internet to do lots of things. For example, play games, do business or chat with friends through the internet and so on. Recently a lot of people use social media to share their life and information. I think that it is a good thing, because we can learn about some information we don’t know through their sharing. However, too much sharing might get you into trouble. Some people with deviant thoughts will think that you are showing off yourself, what’s worse jealousy make him wants to attack you. Maybe not everyone will be like that, but why should we put ourselves into this risk. For some people who don’t know how to properly use these resources, the internet may become the best channel for them to hurt others or even commit crimes. I think the progress of the internet is pretty good, we should use it to do more meaningful things. What’s more, we should spread a concept to people about being a responsible and rational speaker. We can’t think that it is irresponsible to leave a message on the internet. Before typing or posting, we should think twice.

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  2. 蘇晴 says:

    3A651015 Vanessa
    Social media is a fascinating thing and it become more and more popular in recent years. To most of people social media plays an important role in their daily life. Thanks for the developed technology it makes people easier to get information. We check Facebook instagram every single day in order to follow the news. However when we start to addicted with our phone we might miss some important moments. Some people got justice through social media.for example: a mother post a post about her daughter has been bullied at school,but the teacher didn’t help her instead ignored her.She tried to asked the school principal to help her daughter but principal never done anything . This hopeless and angry mom post the whole thing on a Facebook club which includes 3 million members. Her post gained a lot of comments,peoples were sympathize with this little girl.Some of people called the school demanded that the school must Responsible for bullying.at that night this post becomes a news. The school principal apologized and promised he will clean up this mess. I think this is a positive example for social media posting. If it wasn’t for Facebook maybe the school would ignore this bullied thing forever.

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    • 王可安 says:

      3A651032 Grace
      In the era of information explosion, almost everyone uses the Internet. But is it a good thing? It depends on how we use it. We can use it on a good side like searching knowledge, watching e-books, sharing videos. On the contrary, if we use it in negative ways is inappropriate. For example, copy articles or pictures which have copyrights and leave malicious messages. For me, Internet is a good resource to use if we use it correctly. But nowadays, more and more people use it in bad side in order to earn money or obtain interests. There is also a problem worthy to discuss recent years, it is cyberbullying. Internet is an anonymous world, many people say some irresponsible words easily. They take their action for granted, without any shame and qualm. They cause many people in desperately pain but they don’t have any conscious about what they have done. It is one of the risks on the Internet, and we all need to avoid being this kind of person. So, if you ask me whether the social media a benefit thing, I will definitely answer that ‘’you can choose how to use in a good way.”

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  3. valentinatao says:

    3A651020

    As a modern teenager, social media is a important issue for this generation.
    It’s a two edged sword. If we use it properly, we can get every knowledge we need in a few minutes , building our own power in social media is also a easy thing for people nowadays. Thousands of people go viral overnight.
    But it would cause a high risk if we use social media in a improper way . As I mentioned,
    Overnight sensation is a normality in internet. If someone wants to advocate wrong idea or use the fame to do bad stuff. It’s hard for people to distinguish them sometimes .
    In my opinion, I think everyone should be clearly understand that things in social media could be faked or be beautified. So it’s really important for us to distinguish the difference between the real world and the social media world.

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  4. 陳昱如 says:

    Comparing with the past society, nowadays people have more convenient way to know new information, keep contact with friends, do business and so on because of With the ever-changing technology. In the past, if we want to do these things we could just know from books or by some time-wasting ways. However, we can use some social media such as Line, WeChat,Facebook et cetera to do and know these things now. In my opinion, it is a good way to do that. Because when people have some problems they can just go to google and type the keywords then it will tell us the answer we want to know. Furthermore, there are more and more people sharing some knowledges through social medias. But “there are two sides to every door”. If people addicted to social media , some problems may happen.For example, some children spent too much time in social media so that they failed on their studies; other problems are people who addicted to social media may lose the ability to talk to others without technologies. To sum up, I think to share things in social media is good, but you have to use it wisely.

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  5. 9a651018 says:

    9A651018
    Nowadays, more and more people are using social media and social media is gradually becoming part of our life. This phenomenon is good and bad it depends on how you use it. For me ,I think social media is good because I can contact with my friends and family more easily and can also know if they are doing well. On the contrary,I can share my life to my friends and family , maybe you may think that has the possibility of leaking privacy, of course it has, so usually the content I share won’t have much about 《self》 but like where I go today or which restaurant I eat today is delicious. Only share what I want to share with others.
    My conclusion is: In today’s society, social media is very important we can use it to make our life more convenient and have more fun and its shortcoming is that it will leak privacy and will make people addicted to the world of the internet but I think that as long as it is used properly the benefits it brings us must be greater than the disadvantages.

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  6. 吳存修 says:

    9A451056 Daven
    As a youtuber, I make videos with video games and English teaching skills, I can make my audiences laugh or learn some useful stuff from my videos. It’s quite interesting to do these two kinds of videos, making videos with video games is totally useless on helping people become smarter or learn something that is helpful with improving ourselves ,but sometimes this kind of videos is more useful than the videos which are full of knowledge and so-called useful skills. The videos I made can be seen as the medicine for some people with a terrible day. They don’t need a doctor or pills, they just need to watch my videos with their family or friends then laugh with them whenever they want.The videos are more efficient than any medicine for curing depression . Sometime they are useless and waste our time to spend hours and hours watching them over and over again without making ourselves better from them as the article mention.Actually the answer to this article’s question doesn’t exist, to post or not to post? MY ANSWER IS YES AND NO AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE CORRECT ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTION AND THEY ARE BOTH INCORRECT.

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  7. 吳存修 says:

    9A451056 吳存修 Daven
    As a youtuber, I make videos with video games and English teaching skills, I can make my audiences laugh or learn some useful stuff from my videos. It’s quite interesting to do these two kinds of videos, making videos with video games is totally useless on helping people become smarter or learn something that is helpful with improving ourselves ,but sometimes this kind of videos is more useful than the videos which are full of knowledge and so-called useful skills. The videos I made can be seen as the medicine for some people with a terrible day. They don’t need a doctor or pills, they just need to watch my videos with their family or friends then laugh with them whenever they want.The videos are more efficient than any medicine for curing depression . Sometime they are useless and waste our time to spend hours and hours watching them over and over again without making ourselves better from them as the article mention.Actually the answer to this article’s question doesn’t exist, to post or not to post? MY ANSWER IS YES AND NO AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE CORRECT ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTION AND THEY ARE BOTH INCORRECT.

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  8. 陳昱如 says:

    3A651023 Irene
    Comparing with the past society, nowadays people have more convenient way to know new information, keep contact with friends, do business and so on because of With the ever-changing technology. In the past, if we want to do these things we could just know from books or by some time-wasting ways. However, we can use some social media such as Line, WeChat,Facebook et cetera to do and know these things now. In my opinion, it is a good way to do that. Because when people have some problems they can just go to google and type the keywords then it will tell us the answer we want to know. Furthermore, there are more and more people sharing some knowledges through social medias. But “there are two sides to every door”. If people addicted to social media , some problems may happen.For example, some children spent too much time in social media so that they failed on their studies; other problems are people who addicted to social media may lose the ability to talk to others without technologies. To sum up, I think to share things in social media is good, but you have to use it wisely.

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  9. Sandy Sau says:

    3A651021
    Nowadays people use lots of social media in life. No matter working, chatting, having fun, or anything else, it is used widely. For example, working, people use Microsoft to do presentation.In the past, people just used paper and pen. But now we just need a computer and a mouse then you can do lots of things. And for another example, chatting, most people use Line to chat with each other. We don’t afraid that one friend is in America, one friend in Korea. Social media cuts down the distance people to people. But there are also some bad influences for people. For example, all the websites have their website. And if you input the keyword you want to search, it will appear lots of websites. In sometimes, it is useful. But in sometimes, it is really not suitable. For example, there is a child watching the video, but the child can’t distinguish what videos’ content are good, what videos’ are bad. It may cause the child accept the wrong information. And another example is that if you want to know something you want to know, so you search the online. But there are lots of opinion online, some answers are right, but some are wrong, You can never distinguish which one is the best answer. But I think if you use internet in right way, it is really useful for us.

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  10. Vivian Ho says:

    3A652018
    In recent years, social media and many smart products have become more and more common. However, this trending has emerged lots of problems that have both good or bad sides. On the bright side ,we can use social media to contact our friends and family even from a distance location. On the other hand, many some incorrect informations might spread to everyone who has seen.However ,there are two sides to a coin. In my opinion, I think this is a good invention for many people. We can share information with each other. Although there might be some wrong messages ,we need to learn how to distinguish. Use it properly and do not to use it on the bad things . Enjoy the convenience that social media brings to us.

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