Social Media

Impact of social media on society and people

Today social media plays a very important role. From keeping us entertained to providing us with the relevant news, it is doing a lot of things. It has become part and parcel of our lives. We should definitely give it up for people who marketed things in such a way that we have come to a situation where we cannot live without social media. Every coin has two sides to it. So does social media. It has both advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will see them in detail.

Advantages

Gaining knowledge

Today we are surprised that some of the kindergartners know a lot of things. It is all because of the exposure that they have with social media. Not just the little ones, even the adults are able to know a lot of things because of social media.

Job

Job opportunity

Social Media has created a lot of job opportunities. It is not just the companies that developed these platforms. There are many people who have become self-employed because of social media. We all know some of the social media personalities are earning millions of dollars.

Marketing

Social media has turned out to be one of the best tools to market a product or a service. From smallest cottage industries to the trillion dollar companies everyone is using social media for marketing purposes. It is effective because, through social media, you can reach out to people in a casual way, which has a better impact.

Disadvantages

Fake News

The biggest issue that we are facing is fake news. These fake news sometimes create some hatred among people. This sometimes triggers people to take extreme and violent decisions, and we have some solid evidence that has happened in the recent past.

Wrong perceptions

Wrong perceptions

There was a time when mainstream media was doing this. But now social media is doing this. It is actually inducing people with the wrong information that tends to create some wrong perceptions among a lot of people. For example, even the simplest cartoons of portraying people of a particular religion as terrorist will impact the minds of people. Some might think and react to it. But for small children, it will create hatred at a very tender age, which is not good.

General Addiction

The common complaint from parents that we hear is that youngsters are very addicted to social media. In general, it is not a good thing, and it has a negative impact on the individual’s health. But that more than human interaction is reduced which leads to a lot of problems. It is actually restricting people from doing a lot of things. We all know for a fact that it is the most reason why relationships, both romantic and non-romantic, have become very complicated. The divorce rates are increasing drastically, and we don’t see anything happening positively in the near future.