Abstract: Social media is the social interface among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Users of social media are escalating exponentially and it is changing the dynamics of social interaction by empowering them. In the society, the role of social media is very crucial as media creates awareness, change the perception of people and helps in decision making. Social media has become the voice of the people by shaping the way information is transmitted to the public. The paper highlights how social media, can raise social issues effectively and is definitely a boon to our world, yet misuse or irresponsible usage can have negative effects on individual and society.
Evidence shows that ordinary people are struggling with an addiction to their status online, which causes them to be distracted from the relationships around them. Along with this, depression has taken a presence among the social media population due to the pressure and comparison that comes from the public eye. Another startling aspect of social media is the permanent consequence that can come from controversial decisions, such as tweeting about transgender agendas or sending nude photos. While some people view the aspects of connectivity and business expansion that social media present as crucial to society, they are really not as important as commonly understood. Along with this, online networking provides a tendency for users to present themselves to man and not to God, which goes against what scripture teaches.
Some people believe that social media is not only a distraction but can cause health problems. She believes that social media is not only a distraction to teens who have become addicted to checking their news feeds, but it can lead to physiological and
The first and last thing people do when they wake up in the morning and when they fall asleep at night is check their social media accounts. This has gained a huge influence on society, because it has become a part of their life. Social network is an outlet for people to attain popularity and often show a different side to people; especially the ones who present what they feel people want or should see. Instagram is a social network that is used to upload photos and videos. Society utilizes Instagram to upload self-images, known as “selfies” to be recognized by others, gain likes and followers to become “Instagram famous.” Facebook is another popular site that is used today, where someone can post just about anything and anyone is able to look at it.
In sum, individual‐level consequences of Gen Y's social media use influence firm‐level consequences as well. In particular, the “dark side” of Gen Y's social media use for society needs to be studied. The study measures how feasible is the over reliance of Gen Y on social media and what would be the long-term effects of their continuous use of technology on their health which in turn will reduce the productivity of the organisation. Also at the societal level there are many issues such as loss of civic engagement, loss of public and private safety and an increase in the cyber crime. The study also poses some questions wherein it says that is it always right to rely on the technological mind-set of the Gen Y.
This is known as Phantom Vibration Syndrome. For those who are in necessity of time social media might not be the best route as it has proven to be a big time waster. I argue that social media should be regulated because of the time wasted, the benefits that come from letting it go, and the addictions that can be caused from such technologies. First, I argue that the amount of time spent on social media should be regulated. It is an obvious threat to us all.
Although he notes how there has been a dramatic reduction of cost for the access to information and mobile technologies, there is still a definite group who do not have access to these technologies and become ever-more distanced to new social, political and economic powers and changes. The second negative impact regarding social media and democracy that Professor Unwin observed was that space-time, sharing
Social media allows us to connect with friends and family, find information online, and do charity and social advents. there are many reasons threat we can think of to justify if social media is ether good or bad for society. because of the way the internet has changed the
Which has caused to blur the lines between personal identity and social identity. Each individual therefore, strives to have a positive identity on these forums. The drawback here is that, it affects people’s self-esteem. People value themselves according to their online profiles. It has two extreme reactions, either the user becomes confident and bold, the medium becomes the source of their high self-esteem or it completely shatters it.