People forget that the social media has a dark side, and lately it becomes worse. For examples, when you publish information, articles or anything else, you may get negative comments about it. The online world can be a source of harassments to other people. It has been increasing every year. It frightens some people who use online.
SOCIAL MEDIA Social media is an internet-based communication tool that is widely used by almost everyone around the world. Nowadays a lot of social media users from around the world, the percentage will continue to grow every year. Because in this era globalization, social media and internet are important for everyone. In addition, social media also have a negative impact if used continuously, such as Reduced Productivity, Addictive , Waste Time, and Porn. The use of social media does have a positive impact that is very easy for us to communicate and find out what is in this world.
Although this might be considered upright by people, there are considerable sum of positive and negative effects of such websites on society in general and on youth most prominently. According to various studies, social networking platforms have several valuable effects on public socialization, business sectors, and mass media areas; however, they also enclose some damaging impacts on users as cyber bullying, weak productivity, and a low rate of privacy. All of these effects and much more result from social media platforms through different means. Social media platforms have made a considerable transformation in the way people communicate, promote a business, target the market, build up connections, and report news and
Social media users spend a considerable amount of their daily lives interacting through social media. Subsequentially, controversies begin to unfold when cases of health issues as a result of social media addiction start to become an increasingly common phenomenon. Social media fires up a part of our brain that also lights up when we take abusive substances such as tobacco. The more we use it, the more addicted we get. Furthermore, research has shown that people who spend more time on Facebook usually felt worse about themselves as compared to people who spend less time on social media.
With cyber-bullying being a huge issue, it gives social media a bad reputation more often than not. Recently, I read an article about social media, being as harmful as drugs and alcohol to Millennials. In this article, the writer talks about how “a new addiction has emerged: social media.” They talk about addiction referring to any behavior that is pleasurable and is the only reason to get throughout the day. The article talks about social media being more harmful to younger users than older. A lot of people can differ from that.
Sometimes the piece of news is even incorrect or misinterpreted after it has gone through many different people. This does not always happen intentionally, but different people take news in different ways and this opens up room for errors. By using social media as a medium, the news is easily twisted and it is very hard to distinguish the news whether it is real or not real. Therefore, the need of having real conversation or face-to-face communication is really important because of the trend in sharing information through social media has increased and
This is because people do not understand how to avoid these topics and social media sites can easily find a way to minimize these situations. “Clearly social media is inadvertently leaving youth susceptible to become overly self-conscious, anxious and ultimately depressed” (Amedie 5). Lack of trust and comfort leads to anxiety and depression. “Social media is robbing us of trust and comfort we once placed in one another, replacing the human fellowship, physical and emotional support we once drew from each other with virtual connection” (Amedie 4). Social media has supposedly caused people to be antisocial which could lead to anxiety because of the fear to interact with another person.
The negative impact of the Internet on modern communities In the 21 century, the Internet usage has increased rapidly. The Internet usage rise approximately 2,925,249,355 in 2014 ( Internet Live Stats,2014) . Thanks to the Internet, now everything has become easier, faster and it has several ways of entertainment. In addition, the Internet become available to users around the world as a result of the Internet, even language has changed. Therefore, the Internet control a part in joining developments between countries, also it has modernized communication which brought the world together and it has done so with the ease of a simple click.
Social media has developed a large interest in news online and the need for us to share information with others quicker and easier. The downfall of social media is that people post lots of false stories. Once false content is posted for all to read about, people in the mainstream media can be sued by the person who they have released information falsely about. (Anon., n.d.) Social media has changed the industry. News makers that are communicating directly with the audience with the use of social media are overtaking news organizations.