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Monday, 1 June 2020



Social media

Social media is basically associated with computers or any human communication or exchange of information.  Which is obtained via computer, tablet or mobile.  There are many more websites and apps that make this possible.  Social media is now becoming the largest medium of communication and is rapidly gaining popularity.  Social media enables you to share ideas, content, information and news etc. very fast.  In the last few years, the usage of social media has increased unexpectedly and it has brought together millions of users from all over the world.
Social media is playing a big role in our lives today.  With the press of a button, we have access to very detailed positive and negative information.  Social media is a very powerful medium and it affects everyone.  It is difficult to imagine our life without social media, but due to its excessive use, we also have to pay its price.  A lot of arguments have been made about the effects of social media on society, some believe that it is a boon.  While others feel that it is a curse.
Social media is a media that is different from all other media (print, electronic and parallel media).  Social media creates a virtual world through the Internet which the person using can access any of the social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) etc.
In today's era, social media has become an important part of life, which has many features, such as providing information, entertaining and educating.
Impact of social network on youth

 These days everyone likes to stay connected with social networking sites.  Some people believe that if you are not present in digital form, then you do not exist.  The increasing pressure and impressive profile of attendees on social networking sites is affecting youth in a big way.  According to statistics, a normal teenager uses an average of 72 hours of social media per week, leaving little time for other tasks that cause serious problems in them such as study, physical and other beneficial activities.  Reduction in, minimal attention, exposes anxiety and other complex issues.  Now we have more and more indirect friends than real friends and we are losing connection with each other day by day.  Along with this, there are many dangers to strangers, sex offenders, giving their personal information.

What is social media?

 Social media is a nontraditional media.  This creates a virtual world that can be accessed through the Internet.  Social media is a huge network, which keeps the whole world connected.  It is a very good medium of communication.  It involves the exchange of information at a rapid pace, which contains news from every field.
Social media plays a positive role by which any person, institution, group and country etc. can be made economically, socially, culturally and politically prosperous.  There have been many developmental works done through social media that have enriched democracy, which has increased the unity, integrity, secularism, socialist qualities of any country.

 We see many examples, which corroborate the above, in which one can see 'INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION', which was a campaign against corruption which was fought on the streets as well as on social media due to which the huge crowd Anna  Connected with Hazare's movement and made it influential.
 During the 2014 general election, political parties played an important role in making the general public aware of the election by using social media fiercely.  The use of social media in this general election increased the voting percentage, as well as increased awareness among the youth about the election.  A large number of youths took to the streets to bring justice to 'Nirbhaya' through social media, forcing the government to come up with a new and more effective law under pressure.
 Social media is a great platform for spreading popularity, where a person can make himself or any of his products more popular.  Today, the trailer of movies, TV programs are also being broadcast through social media.  Video and audio chats have also been facilitated through social media including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are some of the major platforms.
While social media plays a positive role, some people also misuse it.  Such people try to divide people by spreading maliciousness by using social media in a wrong way.  Misleading and negative information is shared through social media, which adversely affects the public.
 Many times the matter gets so much that the government becomes strict on misuse of social media and we have seen that the government has to ban social media even in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.  Social media was also banned in the farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra so that anti-social elements could not carry out any major incident under the guise of the peasant movement.

 Just as a coin has two sides, social media also has two sides, which are as follows -
 Impact of social media in daily life
 • It is a very fast communication medium
 • It gathers information in one place
 • Provides easy news
 • For all classes, such as educated class or uneducated class
 • Nobody owns any content here in any way.
 • Photos, videos, information, documents, etc. can be shared easily

 Side effects of social media

Positive effects of social media

 Social media contributes to the social development of the society and also helps in growing many businesses.  It provides tools such as social media, marketing that reach millions of empowered customers.  We can easily get information and news through social media.  The use of social media is a good tool to create awareness about any social cause.  Interested job seekers also get help from this.  It can help individuals to develop and interact socially with the world without hesitation.  Many people use social media to listen to the encouraging speech of high officials.  It can also help you to interact with people.

 Negative effects of social media

 Many practitioners believe that social media is a factor causing frustration and anxiety in people.  It is also causing poor mental development in children.  Excessive use of social media affects sleep.  There are many other negative effects like cyber bullying, image degradation etc.  Social media has greatly increased the 'fear of being lost' (FOMO) among the youth.
Other side effects

 • It provides a lot of information out of which a lot of information is also misleading.
 • Information can be twisted in any way.
 • By changing the nature of any information, it can be made provocative which has nothing to do with reality.
 • Lack of original source with no owner of content here.
 • Privacy completely dissolves.
 • Editing photos or videos can spread confusion, sometimes resulting in the possibility of riots.
 • Cyber ​​crime is the biggest problem related to social media.

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