While there is a growing body of research on health information and social media, most is focused on how it can be used by women. Much more needs to be known and shared about how best to use social media to achieve public health outcomes. Action research focused on “learning by doing” and sharing lessons among peers across the globe is vital. Facebook and other social media tools might not bring health to all, but they can help to bring accurate health information to many more people than ever before. After all, one fact sheet or an emergency message about an outbreak can be spread through Facebook faster than any influenza virus.
The way we work, live and social have changed significantly. Millions of people around the globe have integrated their life with social media platforms. Undoubtedly, this trend will change our personal and social lives continuously. There is also, however, a further point to be considered. The accessibility to the world is possible with only one click in social networking sites with friends and family, the possibility to reach someone regardless of time and space constraints via social networking is fascinating .
As of 2017, there are 1.86 billion active users on Facebook and 2/3 of people online, have social media accounts. The way I see it, he foresaw the power that social media would hold over our society. He was aware that validation was at the core of all social media addictions. He was aware that in the eyes of society, we would translate that ‘like’ on our selfies to a form of external validation. As a result, he has created the drug that has billions of people hooked.
Addiction affects not only a person and his or her family, but also society as well. Therefore it is important to investigate the extent of social media use, the demographics that use social media most as well as its impacts. THE EXTENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE There has been an increased usage of social media sites as time passes. The percentage of American adults who use at least one social networking site has increased exponentially from 7% in 2005 to 65% in 2015 (Perrin). According to Pew Research Centre in 2015, 59% of Instagram users use the platform daily, including 35% who use it several times a day.
Social media is the highest chance to promote the company or business worldwide such as promoting it in YouTube , live update and even advertisement in all social media. Besides that, most of the famous brand such as McDonalds and even KFC also spread their business through social networking. People are usually interested in purchasing a products through how they commercial it. Other than that through social media, the person can gather more information about customers sentiment and also can run real-time reports about their brand and business. According to Internet Marketing : Integrating Online and Offline Strategies written by Mary Lou Roberts, Debra Zahay, in 2014 shows that 17.2% of spending share of total media advertising worldwide are from online advertising.
The Impact of Social Media Social Media has profound effects on today’s society. Over the years, Social Media has emerged as one of the prime choices of communication for people of all ages. In fact, 74% of online adults use Social Media. Social Media has become so defining feature of our traits and is bringing about changes to our society. While we cannot correctly predict the development of social medial in the next 20 years, we can foretell that its evolution will be evasive.
In Mauritius as well social media seems to be overtaking many employment spheres such as politics, education, and marketing among others. The internet and social media have now become a daily need for a major part of the population. After conducting the survey, it could be analysed that out of 100 respondents, a large majority thought that political campaigns have evolved over the years in a more efficient and effective manner. According to them, with the advent of social media, the political system has transformed as a whole. MP, Mr. Sangeet Fowdar, stated that political campaigns have faced a major change since 2014 with the introduction, development and constant usage of SNSs.
Social media is a social instrument of communication (Nations, 2015). In today’s world, 74% of Internet users are active users of social media. Social media ranges from blogs, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc to file sharing networks. The use of social media allows fast dissemination of news and allows people to interact without the consideration of geographical constraints. However, social media has also caused problems to arise from it.
The inclusion of millions of websites, apps, and more platforms for groups to be in touch through media all over the world wide web or net nowadays, this is undeniably the era of social media . Due to this digital era, teenagers like myself are amongst the top users of most social networking websites on the net. Wheather it 's updating a twitter or facebook status, fitting a practical joke into 200 characters or uploading selfies and pictures on instagram, youths like myself are online most of the time. Social networking is a major part of culture for this modern society. Recently, I 've seen an increase in the quantity of individuals on my facebook and twitter feed posting or writing lengthy articles about the negative impacts of social media on youths.
Over the years, technology has made great advances on the way people communicate and these devices have been naturalized as they are present in people’s everyday lives. Originally, people used to communicate using the telegraph, then it was replaced by the telephone. Nowadays, cellphones, email, video conferences and the Internet top the list of preferred communication methods. In the last years, the increasing use of social media has become a subject of primary interest in the whole world questioning online interactions, the type of communication it establishes and mostly important, the degree of strength of the bonds tied using social networks. Certainly, social media has been considered a double-edged sword and up to now, a worldwide debate