Abstract: Social media is the social interface among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Users of social media are escalating exponentially and it is changing the dynamics of social interaction by empowering them. In the society, the role of social media is very crucial as media creates awareness, change the perception of people and helps in decision making. Social media has become the voice of the people by shaping the way information is transmitted to the public. The paper highlights how social media, can raise social issues effectively and is definitely a boon to our world, yet misuse or irresponsible usage can have negative effects on individual and society.
Joseline Zetino Professor Stephen Van Dyck English 145 20 January 2018 The power of Social Media Social media has developed tremendously over the years that in today’s society it plays an important role. It’s exceedingly effective in education, politics, businesses and creating noble causes. On the contrary, social media come with few disadvantages. People’s life have become more public through social media that is has created an antisocial world. The addition among the youth with social media has become an issue in today’s date.
Social media is forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. It has gained worldwide growth and popularity with a marvelous speed, and has tremendously revolutionized the way people live, on both positive and negative sides. On the positive side, it provides the instant dissemination of news, , while on the negative side, it can weaken the ability to differentiate truth from illusion, puzzle people thus create conflicts, and cause physical or mental harm to people. Social media gives their users the abilities to get immediate access to what happened in other places. For 46% of Americans, social media sites are one of the top news sources.
Motivation is a myth In the past decade, the internet has provided a lot of opportunities for growth, advancement, and exposure, as well as changes in American culture. Some which have had a negative connotation, and others which have been categorized as positive. One of the things that social media and the Internet have allowed people to do, is to share their stories. The internet created an increasing number of motivational speakers, social media Influencers, Life coaches and internet personalities that provide content to an audience of people who are either looking for tactics or words that touch and inspire them to do something. With that in mind the question becomes how effective is this approach?
Social media is an interactive internet so we can interactive with far distances people. Social media also has many positive impacts and many negative impacts as long as we can use social media very well and we don’t addicted with social media. Social media is a useful tool to people but many people get negative impacts from social media. For the example, envious. We can feel envy with our friends or our cousins in social media.
But the most applications which used between people is social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp. These applications are helping people in many aspects for instance to communicate to each other easily and interact with different cultures. Also, people can do different types businesses in the internet. However, Social media has more negative affect in our lives. It becomes crueler than years ago.
The paper highlights how social media, a catalyst for social change, is definitely a boon to our world, yet misuse or irresponsible usage can have negative effects on individual and society. Keywords: Awareness, information, perception, social change, virtual. Introduction: Social media is the medium which is widely used in the world by everyone, especially the younger generation. The very good and unique features of social media has enabled users to generate their own content. Sharing pictures, texts messages, videos and publishing our own content has been possible now.
Although this might be considered upright by people, there are considerable sum of positive and negative effects of such websites on society in general and on youth most prominently. According to various studies, social networking platforms have several valuable effects on public socialization, business sectors, and mass media areas; however, they also enclose some damaging impacts on users as cyber bullying, weak productivity, and a low rate of privacy. All of these effects and much more result from social media platforms through different means. Social media platforms have made a considerable transformation in the way people communicate, promote a business, target the market, build up connections, and report news and
The purpose of this paper is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of social media. It will cover the introduction, positive and negative effects of social media, its impact on youth, their psychological b¬¬ehavior and the conclusion. With the advancement in technology, social media is now widely used through websites and mobile applications to increase connectivity and communication between groups and individuals. This includes sharing pictures, videos, voice audio and text messages to exchange thoughts, ideas and as a form of self expression. (%... from slides) Although social media is the best form of communication, it has also brought many risks.
Advertising in social media: How consumers act after seeing social ads. Adapted from Nielsen (2012: 10). Social media has not only changed how people communicate online, but it has also changed the consumption of other media too. Online social connections are used to filter, discuss, disseminate, and validate news, entertainment, and products for consumption. (Ryan 2011: 15) The next chapters will explain more about each of the world’s current most widely used social medias.