Social media has several Impacts on our life; some are positive, while others are negative. Social Media are interactive digital technologies for communication that facilitate the formation and sharing of information, profession, ideas, etc., via a network. Moreover, Social media is being utilized by parents, students, businesses, and religious organizations. Social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, are giving people a chance to connect.
Social media is employing many transmission devices, including computers and mobile devices.
Gaining popularity very rapidly
Social media is now becoming the most considerable means of communication and gaining popularity very rapidly. Mainly Social media provides students with the ability to get useful information, connect with learning groups and other educational systems that make education convenient. Also, it allows users to share information, conversations and create web content. Almost everyone, old and young, uses social media in some fashion. However, Social Media and its Impacts, like everything, social media also has some pros and cons.
However, An innovative way to keep in touch with people and keep up to date on social media. Even the effect of social media can be noticed, but every person would agree that it is undoubtedly more pleasing.
According to Research, a percentage of people using social media is;
- YouTube 73%,
- Facebook 68%,
- Instagram 35%,
- Twitter 24%,
- Quora 23%
- Likewise, LinkedIn is used by 25% of people.
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Many of these sites make great chances for businesses to reach leads. Using online social networks also helps students in education develop chances to share information, such as news, happenings, a missing person, etc.
Positive and Negative Effects
These networks have positive effects such as remaining in contact with friends, meeting new people, providing educational benefits, and the fast way of accessing anything. Also, there are some adverse effects: identity theft, cyberbullying, hacking, decreased social interaction, and social isolation. Therefore, an increase in mobile social networking could cause future health problems also.
Advantages of Social Media in 2021
- WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook are useful apps for staying in contact with our loved ones.
- On the other hand, the influence of TikTok on the youth of Pakistan is jeopardizing.
- Nowadays, apps like Zoom, Blogging, Microsoft Teams, Google classroom, etc., have been very beneficial in educational institutions’ lockdown critical times because of the virus outbreak situation prevailing in the country.
- Through social media, we can shop for accessories online without wasting time in the market.
- If there were no social media apps like these, education would have been impossible in this unfortunate time. No social media app is good or bad; it depends on the users how they use it.
Disadvantages of Social Media in 2021
- There are also some disadvantages of social media; sharing location, pictures, and personal information may cause some problems that sometimes cannot be solved.
- It also changes our lifestyles.
- For instance, it can influence too much sitting down in one place, and staring into a phone screen at night can adversely distress a proper night’s sleep.
- WhatsApp, Facebook, etc., bring separations and distance between us from our families.
However, Social Media and its Impacts there is also nothing to worry about on social networking sites; only update software and keep the privacy updated. Furthermore, if social networking is getting down, take a break. After all, when one uses it correctly, it improves your life too.
Hence, the ways of communication have amazingly expanded because of social media. Also, it is because of the advancement of technology that we have become so advanced. Moreover, the world has become a global village. There is everything for every age group, from rhymes to online businesses; social media covers all the aspects of life. As far as we use social media positively and correctly, it indeed has a lot to offer.
However, if we use social media as the ‘dark web’, then the same social media can destroy societies. We should keep progressing by using social media as a constructive tool, not as a means of selling online drugs, weapons.
In the end, it is up to us to keep a balance and make our lives easy or to become social media addicts.