Applying Sociological Perspective

Michelle Faunce-Carroll HYPERLINK https//ecampus.phoenix.edu/portal/portal/secure/GoToIC.aspxCourseCodeSOC/100strGroupIDAAIQ1IFZN7Orga31strTypeOLstrCourOffNum49319831StartDate09/08/2015UserTypeST SOC/100 – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY AAIQ1IFZN7 CHRISTA RAINES September 14, 2015 I have chosen to take a look at social networking sites and the ways in which these sites can be affected by the different sociological perspectives. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all sites in which our society interacts with each other on a daily basis without having to be face to face daily. We have the opportunity to follow and keep up with friends and family that may not be close enough to visit with on a regular basis. The first sociological perspective to look at is functionalism. This is basically where everything works together and has a function within society, within this perspective change is the proverbial enemy. Functionalism can relate to social networking sites in the sense that they work together to keep people interacting with others all over the globe and keeps society moving forward with each other in ways that may not be feasible without access to what all friends are doing at all times. The next sociological perspective is conflict theory. This is more or less the thought that someone within society is always getting the short end of the stick. Whether it is workers within a union being beat down by the big wigs, or lower class society being beat down by higher class society and government. Within this perspective change is not only a good thing but a must in order for society to thrive, grow, and become better for everyone. This is definitely shown through the changes that social networking makes on a daily basis. There is always something new with in social networking sites. It may be a new group on Facebook, or a whole now social networking site such as some of the group chat apps that groups can use to send out mass messages…