Posted on 16 March 2016

Social media is a huge part of our everyday life, from websites and applications that we use for business, shopping, research, news and connecting and sharing with family and friends, it’s a platform that enables users to create and share content or to participate in social networking..But the big question is are we using it too much and are we getting influenced for the wrong reasons. We went to the streets of Melbourne to asked some people about their views on social media and if being influenced to much buy businesses or influencers is a bad thing.



1. What do you think about social media?

Beth Elisha Melbourne. Great for research purposes, especially when you are a creative. However it’s quite addictive and you can get lost in it for hours.

Jacob Gaylard 22 Melbourne. I think it’s a head ache – same shit over and over. I think it’s good for businesses but it can become like spam if used too much.

Laura france 23. Social media is a good way to improve brands visibility on the Internet and can help companies improve in sales and popularity.

Michelle USA 24. I think it is a constant way to be inspired and stay informed by the world around you.


2. Do you think too much social media is bad and why?

Luke Melbourne- I don’t think it’s a bad thing, it depends on what your focus is. Too much to be social for the wrong purpose out ways the good reasons for being on there in the first place.

Beth Elisha Melbourne. Definitely virtual realities and never quite honest – it’s strange how you can build your persona online which often doesn’t reflect real life.

Laura France 23. Too much social media can annoy people and they can feel intoxicated by too many ads. When there is too much social media on the internet people can get lost and don't pay attention to it anymore because there is too much information.

Michelle USA 24. I think it is bad because people are uploading their “highlights” reel and presenting it as real life. It can lead them to feel inferior and jealous.


3. What’s the importance of not being influenced too much by others?

Jacob Gaylard 22 Melbourne. It gives you a chance to be your own personality – not following into a new fad, it gives you a chance to be yourself.

Michelle USA 24. If everyone were just trying to be like someone else the world would be a very boring place. The thing that makes humans so interesting is their individuality.



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