Electronic Communication: The Pros And Cons Of Social Media

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Social media is forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. It has gained worldwide growth and popularity with a marvelous speed, and has tremendously revolutionized the way people live, on both positive and negative sides. On the positive side, it provides the instant dissemination of news, , while on the negative side, it can weaken the ability to differentiate truth from illusion, puzzle people thus create conflicts, and cause physical or mental harm to people. Social media gives their users the abilities to get immediate access to what happened in other places. For 46% of Americans, social media sites are one of the top news sources. There are 2.34 million internet users who use social media frequently, and every second there will be countless information all over the world posted on the social network sites. What’s more, because of the massive audience, a lot of news media choose internet as a platform to publish their news and information. For example, blogs allow their users to share their ideas or attitude toward different topics, and have competitive discussions with others. Internet users nowadays can receive information no matter wherever they are, and it is not just news, but also messages from one’s family and friends. Social media allows their users to contact with others all around the world in a fast and effective way. After social network platforms are

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