The Causes And Uses Of Social Media

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What is social media? “Social media is an internet-based form of communication. Social media platforms allow users to have conversations, share information and create web content” (University Communication and Marketing, 2017). There are many types of social media, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogger, and more. As days go by, social media is getting more popular among the young generation. The tradition of letter writing has been replaced by social media, thanks to the advanced technology. People are able to communicate with others instantly, and get a reply almost straightaway. Other than that, the emoticons available in most of the social media helps to express their expression more appropriate and naturally, rather than describing in your letter which people may think that it is time consuming. A research has been carried out worldwide from year 2012 to 2016 on the daily time spent on social networking by internet users. (see Appendix 1) The research has shown that minute per day spent by internet users on social media has been increasing over the year from 2012 to 2016. In year 2012, internet users spent only 96 minutes in social media compared to 100 minutes in year 2013. In year 2014, an increase of 3 minutes in time spent on social media compared to year 2013. Minutes spent on social media per day in year 2015 has increased by 6 minutes when compared to year 2014, which is 103 minutes. When it comes to year 2016, people spent almost 2 hours, which is

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