Social media is a tool that is becoming quite popular these days because of its user-friendly features. Social Media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more are giving people a chance to connect with each other across distances. In other words, the whole world is at our fingertips all thanks to social media. The youth is especially one of the most dominant users of social media.
Social media is a controversial topics in today’s society. Some people thinks that social media destroys human interaction and real life human relationships. While others think that social media is a blessing to humanity. Social media makes human interaction much more convenient and much faster than real life. It makes globalization a reality, gives chance to introvert people for expressing them. It also helps to develop international relationships whether it being business or social.
Social media has made communication a lot more easier than ever before. Now, with a touch of a button, people could communicate with anybody anywhere in the world. Websites such as Facebook makes communication with others an easy task. Facebook improved communication and even made communication a better experience. It allows people to share photos, post comments and view people’s personal information.
According to Forbes, here are about 1 billion social media accounts all over the world and through these accounts all the countries are connected with each other. Social media is considered to be one of humanity’s greatest achievements and accomplishments. Never before humans were connected to each other as in today’s world.
Positive Effects of Social Media
Social media helps us to stay connected to his/her closed ones. It is a web-based platform that enables users to perform interaction with one another. Various social media sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, etc. allows users to form and spread information. Video calling is an increasingly appreciated feature that allows one to stay in touch with close ones anytime and anywhere.
It is one of the best platforms available to showcase talent without any investment. There have been several cases how social media has provided fame and success to many people for their hard-work and talent so conveniently and affordably.
Social media serves as a great channel to build friendships and relations. It gets you in touch with several people of varied interests, choice, likes and preferences. It can be one of the places to find one with the same think patterns wavelength and type. Company of such people fills your life with happiness.
Another positive effect of social media is that it can prove to be a good opportunity to make money. This can be done by various options such as, selling clothes, blogging, affiliate marketing, etc. All these ways are good sources to a generate handsome income.
Social media is a good tool for education in today’s world of online education and teaching. It also ensures a fast transfer of information online and hence, the users can stay well-informed.
Negative Impacts of Social Media
First, addiction to social media makes the youth have bad grades in studies. Because of social media, many students who were excellent students have now, become bad students. Everyday, they come to class but doesn’t focus on studying. While their professors are teaching, they remain busy in surfing on social media apps, like Facebook, Instagram, etc. The same also happens at home, which then, lead to not focusing on their studies.
Secondly. young people who are addicted to social media, seems to live far from reality. These people do not have time for outdoor activities such as playing sports or camping, due to the fact that they are always busy with their cell phones. Instead, of going out with their friends or talk to their parents, these people love chatting with friends on social media. They will just say at their home and talk with people online. In other words, they only seems to live in a virtual world.
Last but not the least, using social media too much have an adverse impact on the health. The people who are addicted to social media, they will go to bed late or read news on Facebook or chat with friends. Staying up late is really harmful to the health, especially the brain. If the young people do not sleep enough, their health will be affected seriously by losing weight or always feeling tired. Moreover, addiction to social media can also cause depression. When the young people use social media, they see other people; if they find the other people better in appearance, they start feeling depressed. Therefore, they feel under pressure, stressed and depressed. These mental problems are very dangerous for the young people as they can cause the young people lose their minds and eventually, choose death.
In short, surely social media has both advantages as well as disadvantages. But, it all depends on the user at the end. The youth must particularly create a balance between their academic performances, physical activities and social media. Excess use of anything is harmful and the same applies to social media too. Therefore, we must strive to live a satisfying life with the right balance.