Social Media: A trending Force
As we are living in an era of digitization and information technology is progressively growing, we are using websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. Social media is a phrase that we throw around a lot these days, often to describe what we post on sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter etc. The term is used so vaguely that it can basically be used to describe almost any website on the internet today.
There is a positive and negative impact of social media on society. Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate and socialize on the web. There is a positive effect on business, politics, socialization as well as some negative effects such as cyberbullying, privacy, and fake news.
Social media has definitely made us closer to other parts of the world. We can contact anyone around the world at any time, with just a few keystrokes. Since they have paved a new way for interaction between the two. Customers can tell brands exactly what they want. Businesses can then use that information to tailor their products of more appeal. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are a cost effective means of spreading the word and getting support. The social media has gained attention as the most media has gained attention as the most viable communication choice for the bloggers, article writers, and content creators.
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One of the negative effects of social media or network is it leads to addiction. It can divert the focus and attention from a particular task. It lowers the motivational level of people especially teenager and students. Sometimes people share photos on social media that contains violence and sex which can damage the behavior of kids and teens and can involve them in crime related activities. In this, even with tight security, your personal information may leak on social sites. Some people commit suicide due to breakage of their relationship which they have built on social sites. They don’t know them personally and there are people who play with emotions of others.
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Another negative aspect of social media is fake news. There are lots of cases that we have enquired about fake news recently. For example, In Manchester bomb blast, a huge amount of bogus fake news are circulated online. People shared pictures of missing people who weren’t actually missing, trolls created fake ‘missing friends’. So this is highly dangerous for society as if there is real news also then people will consider it as fake news. They will start not believing in social media.
As a coin has two faces so has social media. It has both positive and negative aspects, we have to choose on our will that what is right for us. Technology should be used in making something useful not a waste.