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SOCIAL MEDIA IS BENEFICIAL TO INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY

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By Fawziyyat Yusuf

With the ease of social media, people can now interact with little to zero effort from either individuals or groups. Although family and friends might be separated by distance, they can still communicate in real-time. Long lost connections can be rekindled, and sometimes, social media can even be the medium to form such connections to begin with.

Just like all activities, social media comes with both advantages and disadvantages. Social media opens up pathways to cyberbullying, body dysmorphia, etc, in general, it breeds insecurities. These insecurities are bred as a result of fake/edited and/or staged content without disclosure to other media users. As the consumers of this media are not aware of this, insecurities arise within themselves because they are not able to meet up with the expectations and standards.

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However, some media consumers that are aware of this concealment of truth, make decisions to post natural content. This decision does not bode well with some media users because they have been tuned to accept the stereotypes as the truth. They sometimes feel the need to defend their myopic ideologies by putting down others.

Social media is also beneficial to businesses. Individual can start up their businesses and have online stores on their social media platforms. It also helps in cost-effectiveness because it provides reduced cost or free medium for advertising and promotion of goods and services for one’s business.

It is uneasy to be aware of scam businesses on social media. Many individuals have fallen prey to such scam businesses on social media because thy can neither physically see nor touch the items they wish to purchase.

Social media is the easiest and fastest means of communication. The speed at which the spread of information is on social media cannot be compared with regular human interaction because on social media, an individual can easily communicate with everyone with just a few clicks on his/her phone.

This ease of communication has its own disadvantages because the information on social media can be false news and will be easily spread without a considerable amount of media users confirming its validity

 

 

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