SOCIAL MEDIA Good or Bad?

Social Media, The Biggest Trend Or The Biggest Threat?

A blog to understand what a thing or two about social media

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Throughout the years, social media  is very well established and had been the most visited sites with more than a billion users worldwide and it’s not a question as to why it’s a worldwide trend. It has been a companion for most of us, a tool for us to communicate with friends, family or loved ones. especially those who are very far from us. It’s a place where you can post an image or picture on what happened on your day or share a video that you liked or took interest of. A tool to freely express what you want to say. A great way for others to get updated with things that is happening around us. It’s hard to imagine a world without social media. Of course There’s no doubt that social media has many good features. But even though it has many good features there are some cases in which social media are used for bad things.

Pros

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First, we have the obvious: communication. We are living in a time where the world is open to us. We can contact anyone around the world, at any time, with just a few keystrokes. It is free, unlike calling across the ocean, and live. We can also share elements of our life, from what we enjoy to photos of ourselves and those in our lives. It is like being a part of that person’s world, even though distance keeps you apart. There are also causes and information. Social media has made it possible for like minded individuals to discuss important topics, widen their personal knowledge and discover things they never knew before. For example, young people around the world are now more involved than ever in their country’s politics. The last presidential elections in the US are proof of that. Social media has contributed to that increase in a big way.

Cons

But not all consequences of this technology are good ones. Like the way it has allowed us to hide behind screens and limited our social interaction face to face. You get the feeling of being social without having to go out and socialize. In the same vein, it gives you the feeling of being a friend (or having friends) without having to put in any actual work to build the relationship. Just think of how many people you have on your Facebook friends list. How many of them do you see on a semi-regular basis? At all? and one of the most disadvantages of social media, it has been a tool for cyber bullying.

Opinions of People

   We all have different opinions whether social media sites are Good or not, click here  to see the opinions of 31 respondents on social media. as you can see on the survey. Most people think that social media are important but some say it’s not.

CONCLUSION

  so in conclusion. It’s true that social media can be used in many ways such as ; communication, a tool to get updated to the news around us and so much more. But it can also be used in a way that people might get hurt. It is for us to decide whether social media is good or bad. It’s in our decisions on our  every post, every comments every shares that define us whether social media is good or bad.

References

http://www.seochat.com/c/a/social/social-media-and-society-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Wikepedia.com

 

 

 

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