In today’s world Social Media doesn’t need any clarification. Social media and the internet has connected the world globally. In this century the youngsters, kids, and oldies are busy with internet surfing and spend a lot of their time on social media. Though social media has connected friends and families together. Apparently, it looks very attractive to be in touch with all the new updates around the world, making friends from different communities and seeking so many opportunities from social media. We will discuss today the advantages and disadvantages of social media.
Advantages of social media
Good business opportunity: A major advantage of social media is you have a large number of audiences that can like your product through social media. Like millions of people around the world are using social media platforms to run their business successfully. There are different social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, , etc. These platforms have so many followers, so if you want to introduce your business you can easily get help from these platforms by posting your business details and requirements. Like if you want to open a coffee shop or any fast food restaurant, you can easily reach the number of local audiences there through social media.
Work as a Freelancer: Freelancing is trending nowadays. Those who are unable to do a full-time job, prefer freelancing. Freelancing is the best source to sell your services online and from home. Freelancing has no boundaries of time, you can work whenever, wherever and whatever you want to do, depending on your skills and interest. You can earn a handsome amount from freelancing in so many ways. You can publish your own content on different sites and you can easily get work from different clients. It is the best opportunity for earning.
Benefits for Students: Students can create different groups on social media, to share the information regarding their studies and assignments. Social media has created awareness in students and have opened so many doors of learning opportunities for students. In-fact it is a great source of interacting with each other within a limited amount of time.
Some of the other advantages of using social media services are:
- Updated information around the world.
- You have a different audience to discuss your ideas with.
- You can keep yourself in touch with your friends and family members who are living abroad or out of the city.
- You can follow your favorite celebrities and even talk to them through social media sites.
- You can share your own creations like music, articles, books, and art, to let the world know about your creativity.
- You can easily make your time valuable through involving yourself in good activities.
Disadvantages of Social Media
Along with a lot of advantages, everything has a the dark side too. Where there are a lot of benefits of social media, there are some disadvantages too. Sometimes its looking curse when people misuse the social media platforms. Social media has badly doomed today’s generation, where they can get so many benefits, they are misusing this social platforms in so many ways.
Lack Family Interaction: The main disadvantage of social media is social isolation. The time when all family members sit and spend their quality time. The young generation prefers social media sites to spend their time with. This has reduced the strong bonding between the families. Everyone looks busy by doing nothing. There is no knowledge of wisdom and history to share with each other and with younger generations.
Lack of emotional attachment: You might have thousands of friends on social media, but you haven’t have any emotional attachment with them. Lack of emotional attachment leads to weaker relationships. Also sometimes where we share our emotions, it has no values to the person we are sharing.
Social media has some other disadvantages listed below.
- Cyber bullying is the main disadvantage of social media.
- Harassment through different ways by leaking your personnel information like images & videos, that could disclose you in front of the entire Internet and can create hurdles and can wash your respect.
- Social media is the complete homicide of time for our younger generation. Whenever we start using social media, lose our control of time and became unacquainted with the flow of time.
- Hacking is also a big disadvantage of using social media. Anyone can hack your personnel account and information by applying just simple techniques.
- Lack of interest in real life studies is also a major problem for both older and younger generation.
- Social media is a source of spreading counterfeit information. Any fake news become so viral without investigating of real or fake.
- A millions of thousands of fake ID’s exist on each social media platform. You are having a lot of friends but you don’t even know their real name and other info. This is a major drawback of using social media.
Here I would like to suggest that we should limit our use of social media. We should send and accept friend request to the people, personally known to us. Never ever share any of your personnel passwords and sensitive information to anybody. Try to investigate the reality of any news before liking and sharing. Try not to share any personnel information (which you want to keep it secure),in order stay protected over the Internet. There are so many more things that you can find on social platforms, but your mission should be stay safe and keep your friends and family protected.
I Would be pleased, if you could share any good experience of using social media with the audience?