Connected or Disconnected?

Connectivity across social media has become popular to say the least. Looking at factors that contribute to feeling connected in social media is:

1. Human beings are social animals, and need to feel connected.

2. Connection gives a sense of belonging.

3. Social media helps others to feel less alone.

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Algorithms and Cognitive biases

Social media tends to intensify homophily because individuals group up with the people and things they like. This selective bias causes isolation from a social science point of view. Homophily plays various roles in negative social behavior (Hansen, Woo&Zhu, 2015). Behavior such as, spreading misinformation online, and the diffusion of conspiracy theories. A study of social networks, point out that homophily causes aggression, and anti-social behavior. Homophily behavior online, especially used by teenagers; condone separation such as cliques which can ultimately lead to online bullying.

Prevention

Falling into the algorithm trap or having cognitive biases lead to anti-social behavior. The difference in taking on this behavior is common sense. Be an individual, be a leader and not a follower, it sounds cliché; udy of social networks, point out that homophily causes aggression, and anti-social behavior. Homophily behavior online, especially used by teenagers; condone separation such as cliques which can ultimately lead to online bullying.Falling into the algorithm trap or having cognitive biases lead to anti-social behavior. The difference in taking on this behavior is common sense. Be an individual, be a leader and not a follower, it sounds cliché; yet it’s true. Biases such as these a lot of times are supported because it’s the hype thing to do, and a form a delusional power.

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