Although we get to know more people, we are not able to build strong bond with all the people whom we met as our available time is limited.
Hence, there is an upcoming social trend of people with wider social circles, but weaker ties (people we don't know very well but who provide us with useful information and ideas).
In the past, not many adults were able to make more than 500 friends, but with social media, even a child or teenager can get to know more than 500 people in a few days by just clicking the mouse.
Social media has devalued the traditional definition of "friend" where it means trust, support, compatible values, etc.
On the average, people have about 195 friends and they log in twice a day to social networking sites.
However, 55% of the users cannot access their social network websites at work.
They encouraged citizens to share their voices, hold discussion parties in houses and run their own campaign meetings.
It truly changed the delivery of political message.
Thus, does social networking make us better or worse off as a society?
Positive Effects of Social Media Besides having opportunity to know a lot of people in a fast and easy way, social media also helped teenagers who have social or physical mobility restrictions to build and maintain relationships with their friends and families.