Social Media has changed the universe of human interaction. This time, the hosts of The Soul Forge Podcast take on the exciting idea of social media and how it has shaped, and changed society. Sometimes these changes are for the better, but sometimes they are not. Some effects may not be seen for years to come.

What is social media anyway? This is what we attempt to answer and discuss.

There are many types of social media, including: MySpace, FaceBook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, chatrooms, etc., but there are also so many others. And new ones are created all the time.

How does social media improve your life? (connections and interactions) And how does social media and its related applications destract from your life? (addiction, lack of attention span, cyberbullying)

Social Media and its obligations can feel like a part-time job; it can be overwhelming, not seem worth it, and you may decide to delete your accounts and throw away your smart phone. Many social media applications such as Second Life can lead to a false sense of reality.

Dating apps such as Plenty of Fish and eHarmony are also discussed.

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