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Phsy Sim 5 Essay

706 words - 3 pages

Olivia Jones
10/14/2013
English 1301

1. Why do today’s teens feel the need to use social networking sites compared to our parent’s generation?

A. Teens today feel like they need to belong to a social networking site in order to fit in at school, and outside of school
B. Today’s teens chat through social networking sites when not in school, they might feel the need to use the internet, or a social networking site to talk.
2. Why did my parents not use social networking sites?
A. My parents nor most parents from the 70’s had the means to use the internet
B. Computers in the 70’s and in earlier decades were hard to come by
3. How many people today use the internet, and social networking sites?
A. Statistics show today that 58% of people in America use the internet or other social networking sites.
Social Networking Today
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Most people in the 70’s and in earlier generations could not afford to buy a computer, and let alone afford the internet. Minimum wage in the 70’s was at $1.85, and by the late 70’s was at $2.90 (Department of labor pg.1). With that being said there was no way most people from that generation could afford to have the luxury of a computer or the internet. Most people in the 70’s were struggling to pay their bills. They could barely afford food to feed their families. Today’s minimum wage is at 7.25 an hour way more then what our parents got as minimum wage, therefore, we can afford computers, and internet services.
Today statistics show that 58% of people use social networking sites (Statistic Brain pg. 1). This statistic may make it seem as if it’s not a lot of people, but that’s only the percentage of people in America that said yes they use social networking sites. Imagine if this statistic was of the whole world. The percentage would go drastically up. People all over the world use the internet, and social networking sites. Internet is involved in my generation’s everyday use. We use it for school, to communicate with out of town family, and to communicate with friends on a daily basis. Why does our generation need the internet so bad? We need the internet because it has become a part of our everyday lives. My parent’s generation did not need the internet. They never used it for school, or to chat with friends and family. My parent’s generation compared to mine had no need for the internet. My parent’s generation would play outside or go to a game to see their friends and talk with them. I don’t understand all the need for the internet. My parent’s generation is probably way smarter than mine for the sole fact that their brains were not eaten up with the internet and social networking sites, that’s the difference between my generation, and my parent’s generation.
Works Cited:
Department of Labor, “Labor Statistics” Albany NY www.labor.ny.gov/stats/minimum_wage.asp
Shea Bennett, “90% Of Teens Have Used Social Media” www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-teens-study_b24691 , June 27,2012, October 14, 2013
Statistic Brain, “Social Networking Statistics”, www.statisticbrain.com/social-networking-statistics/, October 14, 2013

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