Social media is responsible for greater communication and a wider range of relationships. Social media is made up of a plethora of forums that people use to connect to each other. Social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter are the new wave of communication and are the fastest growing means for meeting people, keeping people updated, and connecting with friends and family. Social media sites remind people of important days and events that they might not have known about otherwise, everything from church events to school closings is communicated via social media. Social media has also revolutionized the way companies and businesses communicate with employees. Employers can even browse social media sites to make decisions about employees by viewing their personal interactions with others. Social media impacts the way our culture interacts.
It is an innate human desire to find companionship, share ideas and even compete with one another. Social media websites were created because people had these desires and they wanted better connections. Social media has opened a broad spectrum of ways for people to fulfill basic and complex communicative needs. Through social media, one can stay in touch with family members who do not live nearby. It is a way to watch their cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren as they grow and not just see them sparingly but also get to watch and interact with them. It also allows the human competitive nature to compare itself to others based on their social media profiles. People in recent decades have connected through phones, mail, and more recently email and texting. Presently, people continue to use these avenues to set up face-to-face meetings or connect via technology. However, with time technology has evolved to include the original functions of these devices while improving ways to connect to more than one person at a time and to share visuals for everyone to see.