- deactivating /dee-ak-tuh-veyt/
- participant /pahr-tis-uh-puhnt/
- outcome /out-kuhm/
- well-being /wel bee-ing/
- release /ri-lees/
[noun] the action of causing something to be no longer active or effective
Deactivating my twitter is impossible to me.
[noun] a person who becomes involved in a particular activity
There are 4,000 participants in the seminar.
[noun] effect of an action, situation or event
The outcome will be greater if you put an effort in everything you do.
[noun] the state of being healthy and happy
Jake’s priority was his well-being.
[verb] to allow something to be used in public or to be available for use
She released an important documents they needed for the conference.
The outcome of not using the social site for four weeks increased the participants’ interaction with their family and friends. The study also found that it could improve an individual’s well-being as well. However, it made them less aware of the latest news. Facebook didn’t release any comments about the study instantly, but in a statement from another report, a spokesperson stated said that the network is promoting significant connections through its platform.
True or False:
- Deactivating Facebook for just a day can change people’s mental health.
- There are 3000 participants who were involved in the research.
- Researchers are from South Carolina and Princeton University.
- Staying away from Facebook makes people connect with their family and friends.
- The outcome of using Facebook changes someone’s well being.
- What can you say about the result of the study? Explain your answer.
- Which do you prefer, indoor or outdoor activities? Why?
- What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook?
- Do you think you can find real friends online? How?
- In the digital age, is it still possible to live without social media? Discuss your answer.
Express Your Opinion:
- “We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value.” -Pete Cashmore
- “Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” -Pete Cashmore
- “Conversations are happening whether you are there or not.” -Kim Garst