Social media.... Good or Bad??

Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Tumbler, Fickler and so many more are all social media sites. Social media has been in the news a lot lately and well it hasn’t been in the news for good reasons but for bad reasons. So is social media really a good thing. There are advantages and disadvantages of social media sites and I am going to take this opportunity to explore the good and the bad of social media.

Social media have become so much part of modern life to the extent that many wonder how they had coped before they were invented and made readily available to all. According to wikipedia, a social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.

Social media has become for some people a new way of communication. Everything is done through messages on twitter r on Facebook it is very hard to find a person who does not use social media as a means of organising things. I have to say I even use Facebook or twitter to organise things because I find it easier and there is also the aspect that I am too lazy to do it any other way. In many ways social media had caused me to become lazier than I was in the beginning.

So here are so advantages of social media:

  • People can gain social confidence from interacting with other people online.
  • People can become more familiar with new and emerging technologies.
  • Many people find support in online communities.
  • Online communities can be very diverse and expose people to many new viewpoints, ideas, and   opinions .
  • Keeping in touch with family members that live far away can become much easier through the use of online social networking.
  • Social networking is becoming increasingly important in schools things such as Moodle,.
  • Youth can further explore topics that they’re interested in through online social networking.  
  • Teachers often take advantage of students’ social networking abilities to create class blogs, discussion forums, videos, and more.
  • It is easy and Inexpensive to use.
  • You have Unlimited Access to social media sites and must know information.

The disadvantages of social media are:

  • Opens up the possibility for hackers to commit fraud and launch spam and virus attacks.Increases the risk of people falling prey to  scams that seem genuine, resulting in data or identity theft.
  • May result in negative comments from employees about the company or potential legal consequences if employees use these sites to view objectionable, illicit or offensive material.
  • Cyber Bullying
  • People may become addicted to social media sites which may result in them having health problems due to lack of exercise

So what do you think about Social Media? Is it good or bad? I would love to hear your opinion on this topic!!

Sources of information: Source 1Source 2, Source 3 

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angelosam123 said...

It's a very good topic you post, i think now a days social media is very necessary thing to sharing information. it's a very easy way to discuss information.
Advantage of social media

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