I'm 20 years old and I am a product of the technology age. At university I consume everything online, from TV and world news to cutting edge scientific research. Maybe there weren't tablet PCs when I was a child but i had my first online profile (on MSN) by aged 11. Social media tends to have a bad reputation because it removes the 'personal' from our everyday interactions. However, growing up with a friend with asperger's syndrome, the internet and social became a platform where they could learn and develop conversation skills with out the feeling of being judged and without the discomfort of eye contact. As their abilities increased so their face-to-face interaction skills. Today they live an incredible life with an ever expanding social life and a wonderful partner. They have always said that none of it would have been possible without social media. To me social media, and the internet as a whole, is a place to communicate, share, educate and learn when used wisely.