In this modern world, social media is a very important tool that every person used to connect with others. There are many platforms of social media like Facebook, what’s app Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Th use of social media is continuously rising in every country because it helps in connecting with many people with an only single touch. Every child, mother, father, grandparents are now busy using social media.
It becomes a necessity in this technological world and no one can stay without using social media even for a single whole day. With the continuously increasing use of social media, every person forgets the real world. They totally dependent on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. to connect. Even in a single home, many people used these tools for talking instead of spending time with each other. It has very good sides but with this, there is some negative impact of social media.
For example, if a person sitting in India can easily connect, communicate, with the people who are sitting in America by using many social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. and social media provides many facilities including video calling, voice calling, chatting, etc. So, it helps to build relationships between persons. But with these, continuous use of social media becomes a habit of people which adversely affects the living style of person.
Why do we use Social Media?
We use social media platforms for many differential purposes. In other words, it can be said that its uses lie from person to person because many people use social media communications with each other, some people used for the purpose of study, for entertainment, for the time pass, relaxing their mind, for news, etc. So there are many facilities provided on social media which everyone can use.
Merits of Social Media
In this modern world, everyone uses social media and no one can stay even a single day without using social media. It is all because of the facilities provided on social media. There are many merits of social media some of the major merits are:
• On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp we can easily communicate with long-distance people with only a single click and by sitting at our home. We can video call them, voice calls them, etc. It helps to remove the distance between the people.
• Many students use the social media platform for their study purposes because many teachers provide classes by using the social media and sending their notes on WhatsApp etc. There are many online pages are available for the study purpose of the students on the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc.
• Many people use social media for watching the news because there are many channels, pages, etc. that provide news regarding everything which we want to see on the social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. So we can easily be aware of the whole world with only a single touch.
• Many producers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs use social media platforms for advertising their products. There is not any cost for advertising on social media because they can post their advertising on their own channels. There are many other merits of social media like it helps in getting Employment opportunities, it helps in getting awareness about social issues, etc.
Demerits of Social Media
With merits, there are many demerits of social media also, as some of the demerits of social media
• Continuously using social media becomes the habit of people and it directly affects their body like it has a negative impact on the eyesight of people, loss of peace in mind, etc.
• Many people forget the real world by using continuously social media. Many children don’t give time to there parents and parents cannot give time to children because they all are busy using social media.
• There is a lack of privacy in social media platforms. Problems related to hacking, theft data mostly arise in social media.
• Continuously using social media platforms by the students can adversely affect their study because they cannot give proper time to their studies.
At last, it is concluded that the use of social media platforms is continuously rising in this modern world because it helps in connecting with many long-distance people with only a single touch. We can use social media platforms for many other purposes also but with all this, there are many demerits of social media like it directly affects the study of students, eyesight, etc. So we use social media only when needed and tried to use less to less social media.