Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

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Advantages and Disadvantages of social media
10+ advantages and disadvantages of social media on youth

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media – There are many debates, complaints and legitimate downsides to being connected 24/7, there are lot of advantages being on social media which you might take for granted or nay not even be aware of.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Disadvantages:
  1. Cyberbullying: According to the latest news on various news channels and news sites, most of the children have become victims of the cyberbullying. Since there are many fake accounts on social media, anyone can do anything without being caught, so it is very easy for anyone to bully anyone on the internet.
  2. Hacking: hacking is getting access to anyone else’s account and know their personal data and privacy and sharing it on the internet. There are several Twitter and Facebook accounts which are hacked which cause personal and financial losses to the individuals. There were many cases of hacking which cause personal and financial losses to the individuals.
  3. Addiction: Addiction of social media is very bad and can disturb personal lives of the individuals. Mostly teenagers are affected by addiction, they get extensively involved and gets cut off from the society and wastes their individual time.
  4. Fraud and scams: There are several examples of frauds and scams where individuals and get affected by the frauds through social media.
  5. Security issues: Security agencies now a day’s have access to people’s personal accounts which compromises their privacy. You never know when which investing officer is visiting your account regarding any issue which you mistakenly or unknowingly discussed over the internet.
  6. Reputation: Social media can bring anyone from bottom to top and vice versa. If any wrong information is leaked then it can ruin someone’s reputation. Similarly business can also suffer from losses due to bad reputation over social media.
  7. Cheating and Relationship issues: Most of the people date each other and promise to marry each other. However after sometime it turns out that their decision is wrong and part their ways after. Similarly, couples cheat each other by showing fake love and incorrect information.
  8. Health issues: It can also have negative impact on health of the individuals. Since exercise and meditation is the key to a healthy lifestyle but most of the people sit on social media for many hours which brings laziness and hence disorder in the routine of life.
  9. Social media causes death: Don’t get afraid. Social media don’t cause death directly but following stunts and crazy stuffs shared on the internet can cause. There are a lot of stunts shared on social media which are performed by specialists and lots of practice which should not be performed by individuals without proper guidance and practice
  10. Glamorizes Drugs and alcohol: Many wealthy individuals share their videos and pictures while consuming alcohol and drugs. This encourages the youth to follow the same and gets addicted to them.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

Advantages:

  1. Connectivity: The main advantage of social media is connectivity. Anyone from anywhere can connect to each other on social media regardless of the place, age or religion. The best thing of social media is that you can connect to anyone to learn and share your thoughts.
  2. Education: Social media is one of the best platforms for students as well as teachers. It is very easy for students to learn from experts or professionals across the globe regardless of your location.
  3. Help: There are lot of issues in everyone’s lives. You can share your issues on social media and get help and guidelines whether it’s in terms of money or in terms of advice.
  4. Information and update: This is the main advantage of social media that you can keep yourself up to date with the latest news and latest trends. Most of the televisions and newspapers do not provide the exact news, so you can get the exact news and true information by doing some research.
  5. Promotion: Whether you run an offline business or an online business, you can always promote your product and services to the target audience. This will make the business more profitable and less expensive because most of the expenses made by any business is for advertising and promotion. This can be reduced by connecting to the right audience on the social media.
  6. Noble cause: Social media is very helpful in helping lots of NGOs and Govt. acts for the noble cause. Social media is helping by donation to the needy people and it is one of the best and fastest ways to help such people.
  7. Awareness: Social media creates lots of awareness about different goods and services, to discover new and innovative stuffs and improve their lifestyle.
  8. Helps Govt. and Agencies fight crimes: Social media is one of the best platforms for Govt. and Security Agencies to spy and catch the criminals.
  9. Improves business reputations: Just as social media can ruin any business reputation, it can also improve business sales and reputation. Positive comments and sharing of about the company, it can impact positively and can raise the reputation and I return sales of the company.
  10. Helps in building communities: Our world is full of different religions and beliefs. Social media helps in participating and building communities. For example Games lovers will join gaming communities, car lovers will join communities related to cars and so on.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

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