So one of my friends is having to write a paper and PowerPoint presentation for one of her classes she has this semester. She has chosen the topic " social media negative or positive impact on sports." She is not involved on cheer, but is wanting to include cheerleading as one of the sports she focuses on for this paper/presentation. I have offered my insight and opinions, but I think getting the opinions of more than one person it will be more insightful, instead of having just a one sided opinion on this subject. My personal opinion on it is that social media has both a negative and positive effect on cheerleading. In some cases it's good for cheerleading to get the exposure it does, and for people to realize that it is more than "rah rah, go team go, high V, and strike a pose. But then on the other hand with the negative side, you have the cheer tumblr world( dont ever go there), the anons on twitter( yes I'm aware they are not all bad and rude.) But when it comes too degrading not only gyms, teams, but individual coaches and athletes, that's where the negative impact of social media comes into play.