Advantages And Disadvantage Of Social Media

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Name : (Quintus) Gan QI Xiang
Student’s iD : 0322280

Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of Social Media? Justify your answer with relevant evidences.

The definition of social media is a group of internet-based applications that allows the creation and exchange of user-generated contents such as tweet, post, picture, audio files, video and others more which is created by users of an online system and service. Social media is designed to be shared. Sharing means that is easy to comment on and easy to send. Social media is always available and accessible and there is no costs associated with the viewing of media on the particle social media provided. Since the advent of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, there has been much debate on their advantages and disadvantages. While social networking sites are a useful contraption in our increasingly connected world, they can also resentfully affect our development and the nature of our social interactions. Hence, it is imperative to first identify their advantages and disadvantages to effectively use them in our life.

There are quite a lot of advantages which we can obtain from the social media available nowadays. Based on a book “Networked- The new social operating system” by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, the authors had pointed out many positive effects, in another word, advantages of social media or others services based on social media. Firstly, social
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