Social Media Pros And Cons

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When we mention social media, many of us think of the recent uses such as Snapchat, with the filters and recording. YouTube, with the recent news or funny cat videos. Twitter, where many follow others for jokes or just to share how their day had been, many times it is where people get their news. Maybe an online game where a friend had been made and ended up being the closest thing to comfort, or as people prefer to put it, a small gap to forget the problems in reality. There are many pros and cons to social media, many of us like to see the positive side, where social media is able to spread word of an incoming disaster in minutes. Just as there are positives sides, there have to be negatives. It may be being pessimistic, but we cannot disagree…show more content…
It is true that such a warning can save many more lives, but has it been considered that such a quick way to communicate could be used for foul intent. This had been proven in recent events - the fake alert of a ballistic missile in Hawaii. This shows that such a quick way to spread word can be easily taken advantage over by wicked people. It increases panic throughout people, which raises the probability of critical injuries. Also, as such is that many people have shared ways the web has saved them from themselves, there has been a variety of witnesses who had spread word about bullying. Bullying had been a great problem already - mostly surrounding schools. Mostly incriminating race, sexuality, religion and such. As now, bullying in the internet is labeled as cyberbullying. Based on the article "11 Facts About Cyber Bullying" found in the website dosomething.org, "90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop." This shows that by statistics online bystanders do not bother to go through the basic of decreasing bullying. Only a practical 6% of the 90 had actually prevented any animosity to continue. Unlike online there aren't people to repeatedly converse with others about the importance of stopping bullying or reporting them. Online as many have realized, is very different than

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