We are living in an era where access to information has become even more innovative. There was a time when people used to sit in front of TV and watch news and other current affairs’ programs. But now, things have changed a lot as people are getting news through social media, mostly from Facebook and Twitter. Currently we have quick access to breaking news than ever before, as we can get it through Social Media immediately as it occurs, sometimes even before the reporting of News Agencies or Channels, a reason why more people are getting inclined towards social media for information and news. Apart from that, smartphones have played a major role in reducing the gap and have made access to information easier and made it a tap or sound beep of notification away to know about any latest happening.
Perhaps one of the greatest innovations of the past decade has been the invention of the electronic media. Today, one can reconnect with a long lost friend, share photos and videos, even carrying out their day to day lives online. Yet, the pros of the electronic media come with its cons as well, such as increasing cyber bullying, lack of privacy and vulnerability to crime. The electronic media has negatively impacted the social and moral fiber of the Bahamian society resulting to cyberbullying. With the vast strides in technology, came social media, a cyber world where people can meet and greet others near and far and voice their opinions freely.
The effects of social media have truly been felt over the years as it has helped to create numerous online campaigns that have changed countless lives. The spread of social media can be attributed to the freedom these platforms give for people to air out their thoughts and views on various societal and cultural matters. Communication has always been the way of resolving issues amongst ourselves and social media provided such an easy platform to do so. What encouraged even more users to join various social media platform is the fact that signing up is totally free; you only need an internet connection to access it. Social media has revolutionized so many aspects of this world.
For 46% of Americans, social media sites are one of the top news sources. There are 2.34 million internet users who use social media frequently, and every second there will be countless information all over the world posted on the social network sites. What’s more, because of the massive audience, a lot of news media choose internet as a platform to publish their news and information. For example, blogs allow their users to share their ideas or attitude toward different topics, and have competitive discussions with others. Internet users nowadays can receive information no matter wherever they are, and it is not just news, but also messages from one’s family and friends.
The social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Skype, and Facebook continually transform conventional means of communication such as telephone calls and radio. The conventional means of communication including the television and radio face stiff competition with the modern internet technologies that update users on real-time events at any given time. The digital media technologies are not only convenient but also appealing and more affordable. Netflix embraces the pervasive effect of technology to provide its users the access to countless television shows and videos at affordable subscription rates. Despite the fact that there is universality in the use of Netflix as a source of change in the society today, the youths play a critical role in both the innovation and consumption of its content.
The Internet Is A Boon In our generation today, the internet is growing rapidly. Many people use the internet because it gives a lot of benefits. However, many people become victims after they access the internet. One of these benefits of the internet is that it is a medium of information. Today, a lot of people need the information from the internet because it is the easiest and fastest way to find information.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to do this is to through social media as millions are connected at the present moment and its access is only a click away. This particular method is very beneficial for teenagers who rarely pick up the habit of reading newspapers but prefer to browse through their social media news feed. Newspapers companies have started to integrate social media tools into their news coverage and broadcast in hopes they can attract the younger generation into reading their news sites. (Chock et al 2013) The most significant advantage social media has provided to the news industry is the speed the news itself is able to spread from person to person. By just a click of the mouse the news from another country and the details of the news is able to spread like wildfire in the web.
It is a vivid fact that nowadays new media are looking for transparent information and plurality in reaching impartiality while old media gain it with objective methods. The result of it can be diverse, yet predictable: either good quality journalism, or poor quality journalism. But it is really significant to state that one thing has remained constant throughout the years. These are resources audiences have access nowadays. The internet has given an infinite space for exploring data and choosing primary sources one feels most coherent to read or watch.
In our generation today, the internet is growing rapidly. Many people use the internet because it gives a lot of benefits. However, many people become victims after they access the internet. One of these benefits of the internet is that it is a medium of information. Today, a lot of people need the information from the internet because it is the easiest and fastest way to find information.
It requires gives people a chance to enjoy entertainment news, games and many other activities in the comfort of their homes. New media connects people globally and makes flow of information easy as people media accounts, texting and driving which is the most cause of road accidents and Cyber bullying because for example anyone can be the media in the internet and publish whatever they want to publish without examining whether the information is newsworthy or is it acceptable can access social networks anywhere and at any given time. Social media allows people to network. Although new media has made communication easily accessible and cheaper it has some bad influences too, it has affected the way we communicate people nowadays prefer to communicate through social media instead of facially, it has also deprived us