• Jun 10, 2019
  • Rank 16 in Group III : Education
Category II : Social Media


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Social Media is reffered to as websites and applications that enable users create and share content on a particular social network or platform. Social media platforms enable one communicate to others over the globe worldwide being able to reach out to all geographical locations. Some of the social media applications include:Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Mastodon, Messenger etc. Most of these applications are used in our day to day life to communicate to our family and loved ones thus giving us an opportunity to post our pictures to have a feel of peoples comments or thoughts about yourself.                                                                                                                         Social media has got a number of advantages that include: communication to one another, being updated or informed about whats happening in the world or a specific country, it is a source of entertainment with a number of videos and pictures, its also a source of advertising where different business owners are able to advertise there businesses and products, it also creates awareness by widening our thinking because of the daily and new things we watch and see on social media.  There also disadvantages that come along with it such as: ponographic materials that spoils the young children and under age children, insecurity of anyone being able to access a persons personal information, it also causes addiction where children get addicted to socail media and tend to ignore other activities, it has also caused family breakups where families fail to create time for each other but instead get glued to there mobile phones or electrical devices.  Social media is a good platform for different activities but also causes trouble to people using it today. More into social media, it facilitates the development of online social networks by connecting a users profile with those of other individuals or groups. Users typically access social media services over web based technologies on desktops amd laptops or services that offer social media to mobile devices as users engage with these electonic services and devices they create highly interactive platforms for people to communicate with one another and organisations can share, co-create, discuss content posted online. Social media has also got networks formed through social media to change the way people, individuals, and different groups of people communicate or interact over the internet. Social media also differs from paper based media like: magazines and newspapers as well as traditional electronic media. Observers have noted a range of positive and negative impacts of social media use are being carried out each and everyday as well as social media can help to improve an individual's sense of communication to one another and connectedness with online communities or we can refer to them as real communities that cause effective communication tools for organizations, corporations, entrepreneurs, political parties, governments, nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups.                                                                                                                                                                                  Over the social media world, concerns have been raised or talked about possible links between heavy social media use and depression. Cyberbullying is also a common activity carried out over social media together with online harassments and trolling that is destroying peoples emotional and physical health. Half of young adults have gone through cyberbullying and they face it on a daily or regularly. Social media is originated as a way to interact with friends and family but also common for businesses as it takes over a popular new communication method to reach out to customers. The power of social media is the ability to connect and share information with anyone on earth or with many people simultaneously. The whole world is using social media mow as a means of communicating to there loved ones any time any where but it is also recorded that the social media world is the young generation of children in the world who always get glued to there mobile phones trying to keep up with the trend of today.