What Are The Positive And Negative Impact Of Social Media

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In our world today, different forms of technology advancements have arose and the word “online social networking” has become very rampant in our society. Online social networking (OSN) are web based services that permits an individual to create a public or semi public profile within a confined system, integrate a list of other users who they share common interests and views ranging from entertainment, business, political topics and religious views (Ellison, 2007). OSN has impacted on recent conflicts; the London riots and Egypt revolution in positive ways through Facebook and Twitter .The uses of OSN in the society may vary according to each individual’s prerogative but the general uses of it are for keeping in touch with family and friends around the world easily since its free to join the networks, getting information passed, communication, creating platforms for individuals fighting for a cause; enabling their voices to be heard by the rest of the world, educational purposes, business advertisements, as a form of marketing strategy, interaction with people who share mutual interests and updating of videos and photos (Wheeldon, 2010).
OSN has been used in recent conflicts for positive and negative uses both extensively and restrictedly. As a result of the natural increase with the usage of technologies in the world, OSN has helped in the mobilization of groups to support different cases such as KONY 2012, child
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