Social media has grown the tremendously in the last few years. From 2006 to on wards the growth rate is unexpectedly very high. Especially Twitter and Facebook have grown much faster and captured millions of users in just a few years. The way of technology is growing, it is obvious that more and more people are going to grasp its benefits. It has brought a lot of advantages for our society. From progressed nations to under-developed countries, every nation is utilizing the power of social media to enhance life and use it for the bitterness of the people.
However, on the other hand, it has also affectedsociety in a negative way. Just like anything which can be used for both bad& good, social media have also provided positive and negative ways for thepeople. It is all about getting things and the usage has done positively byusing the power of social media. It is in the hands of all used to use to itsadvantage. But willingly or unwillingly it can still have negative impacts onall users. Today in this article I am going to discuss both the advantages anddisadvantages of the social media for our society.
Let’s we’re starting with the disadvantages firstbecause the advantages are numerous and everything is perceived to have apositive effect unless it is used negatively.
Dis advantages of Social Media for the Society
Cyber bullying :According to the report published by Pew Center.org most of the children have become victims of the cyber bullying over the past. Since anyone can create a fake account on social media and do anything without being traced, it has become quite easy for anyone to bully on the Internet. Threats, intimidation messages and rumors can be sent to the masses to create discomfort and chaos in society.
Hacking: All personal data and privacy can easily be hacked and shared on the Internet. Which can make the financial losses and loss to personal life. Similarly, the identity theft is another issue that can give financial losses to anyone by hacking their personal accounts or data. Several personal Facebook and Facebook accounts have been hacked in the past and the hacker had posted materials that have affected the individual’s personal lives. This is one of the most dangerous disadvantages of the social media and every user is advised to keep their personal data and accounts safe to avoid such accidents.
Addiction: The addictive part of social media is very bad and can disturb personal lives as well. The teenagers are the most affected by the addition of social media. They get involved very extensively and are eventually cut off from society. It can also waste individual time that could have been utilized by activities and productive tasks.
Fraud and Scams: Several examples are available where individuals have scammed and committed fraud through social media. For example, this list contains the five social media scams that are done all the time.
Security Issues: Now a day’s many security agencies have access to people’s personal accounts. Which makes privacy almost compromised? You never know when you are visited by any investigation officer regarding any issue that you mistakenly or unknowingly discussed over the internet.
Reputation: Social media can easily ruin the someone’s reputation just by creating a false story and spreading across the social media. Similarly, mostly businesses can also suffer losses due to bad reputation being conveyed over the social media.
Cheating and Relationship Issues: Most of the people have used the social media platform to propose and the marry each other. However, after some time they turn to be wrong in their decision and the part ways. Similarly, couples have cheated each other by showing the incorrect information and fake feelings.
Health Issues: The excess usage of social media can also have a negative impact on health. Since exercise is the key to lose your weight, most of the people get lazy because of the excessive use of social networking sites. Which in result brings disorder in the routine life of everyone. This research by discovery will shock you by showing how bad your health can be affected by the use of social media.
Social Media causes death: Not just by using it, but by following the stunts and other crazy kinds of stuff that are shared on the internet. For example, bikers doing the unnecessary stunts, people doing the jump over the trains and other life-threatening stuff. For example, in this video 14-year-old from Mumbai was doing stunts on a running train which was caused his death. These types of stunts are performed by the teenagers because of the successful stunts shared and made over the social media.