From Homophily to Polarization in Social Media

From Homophily to Polarization in Social Media

Fiber-optics Connected Use

Social networking and social media these are the system that support linkages for personal, business, or goals driven towards career, either in person, a social event, or online as with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+. Homophily is just that an emotional connection supporting a networking and attracting same interest, as this is key. Research shows that networking is related to reducing loneliness, and creating closer friendships Facebook. It has shown that people who attend networking events communicate more with people they know from the internet (Baker, Krieger, & LeRoy, 2016).


FoMO breaks down your integrity speaks to your desires cannot stand the idea of missing something that posted on social media about a social event. Three quarters of adolescents felt anxiety that they could be missing out what their colleagues where up to the emotion of missing out called “FoMO,” which is defined as the fear of missing out” (Baker, Krieger, & LeRoy, 2016, p. 275). Just the knowledge of knowing that your colleagues are having fun in your absent is painstaking. With continuous use of social media, the consequence of FoMO is only the beginning. The desire to keep up with social media will impact ones mental and physical health. FoMO is only connected to social media for right now. More studies on effects of FoMo outside social media need to be investigate and effect on depressive, living in the moment, and physical anxiety associated to FoMo (Baker, Krieger, & LeRoy, 2016). Another problem is system reacting (R). A reaction t to a person that is being bulled and verbal abuse. This form of psychological control toward reaction to feedback information on posting or blogs (Westaby, Pfaff, & Redding, 2014). The development and stability of the network, and impact on cognitive comprehensive need to be better understood in this new technology. With the those that goal driven, and the strivers would show social media behavior in more stable interpretation and there for given better understand of depression and emotion upheaval associate to the deep desire to want to be connected always (Westaby, Pfaff, & Redding, 2014).

Avoid Some Pitfalls

1.Pay attention to what you post, it is public. 2. Avoid given personal details that could later come back at you. 3. We aware of your privacy choices. 4.Understand how social media uses your information gathering techniques 5. Passwords need to be strong mix it up. 6. People can be any one they want on social media, so do not believe everything you see or read. 7. Never click on links you do not know. 8. Always beware that words do hurt (Anonymous, April 28, 2016).


Anonymous (April 28, 2016). Retrieved from

Baker, Z. G., Krieger, H., & LeRoy, A. S. (2016). Fear of missing out: Relationships with depression, mindfulness, and physical symptoms. Translational Issues In Psychological Science, 2(3), 275–282. doi:10.1037/tps0000075

Westaby, J. D., Pfaff, D. L., & Redding, N. (2014). Psychology and social networks: A dynamic network theory perspective. American Psychologist, 69(3), 269–284. doi:10.1037/a0036106