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SOCIETY + MEDIA = Social media refers to the means of interactions and communications among people anywhere in world in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas , facts in any form. With increase in technology, new applications, websites are designed for the benefits of people, so that they can remain in contact with anyone from anywhere. But from the both sides, if anything had advantages then on the other side, it have disadvantages also, if they are not properly used. So, lets check out in case of social media.
1:- Cyberbullying – Most of the children become victims of the cyberbulling. Because anyone can create a fake account and do anything without being traced, it has become quite easy for anyone to bully on the Internet. Mosly people are not aware from these bullyings and get trapped into it.
2:- Addiction – Like any drug, the social media has the power to attract people and to make them addict. Like youtube, what the people search, they can able to see videos of their choices, their interests, so that people dont want to stop watching it.
3:- Fraud and Scams – Several examples are available where individuals have scammed and commit fraud through the social media. Most of the cases are from marketing side like selling and perceiving.
4:- Security Issues – The personal accounts, status are not safe actually. These all informations are linked and anyone with hacking can able to use it.
5:- Cheating and Relationship Issues – Most of the people use the social media platform to find their partners and marry each other. The fake accounts and relationships are part of these cheatings. Some fake matrimonial sites are also included in it.
1:- Connectivity – The first and main advantage of the social media is connectivity. People from anywhere can connect with anyone in the whole world without any problem or complexity. The beauty of social media is that you can connect with anyone to learn and share your thoughts, experiences, ideas, facts, information. The relatives in other countries, other far places can able to connect easily with the help of social media.
2:- Education – Social media has a lot of benefits for students and teachers. It is very easy to educate from others who are experts and professionals. In the field of education, the e-learning, videos, books reading apps and other resources are new inventions. We are able to follow anyone to learn from and enhance your knowledge about any field regarding any topic.
3:- Information and Updates – The other advantage of the social media is that you can update yourself from the latest happenings around in the world current affairs regarding politics, crime, new discoveries, bollywood etc. Most of the time, Television and print media these days are biased and does not convey the true message, but social media is the best option now.
4:- Promotion – Whether you have an offline business or online in any field, the whole world is open for you, and you can promote to you. This makes the businesses profitable , more famous and publicity and less expensive because advertising through mass media is expensive and not connect everyone.
5:- Noble Cause – Social media can also be used for the noble causes. For example, to promote an NGO, social welfare activities, clubs, other organisations and donations for the poor, unhealthy people. With the social media, we can help anyone, from anywhere by paying online money transfer and it is the quick process without any corruption and biasing.
Concluding the whole topic discussed above, after seeing the benefits and limitations of social media, we can say that it have more advantages than disadvantages if we use it in limit and proper way. So its upon only us, that we can make it a boon for us or a bane.