SOCIAL MEDIA AND EFFECTS.

     Unlike in the 80s and 90s when people were majorly informed through the print media (News papers, magazines...),  social media now does that faster and easier.
   
     Apart from the informative function, it plays a great role in people's everyday life.  In a world where social media has become so important and is used every single day,it is almost impossible to stay away from it.
   
 A recent study shows that about Ninety percent of young adults are involved in some sort of social media network.
In addition, the top four most used social media sites are Facebook, which has been the top platform for years now; Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter .


   Social media helps you link up with people all over the world.  These platforms provide users with immediate answers to questions, news and gossip. People have more contact with their mobile device,rather than talking to one another. The vastness of social media ensures that there is no control on the scope of information.
 
 Furthermore, let's take a good look at the positive and negative influence of social media.

Few of the positive influence includes:

I)it facilitates the development of technical expertise and practical understanding of technology in everyone because it serves an avenue for technological explorations.

ii) it links you up with people all over the world. This helps in marketing your business and services. Networking becomes easier through the invention of social media platforms.

iii) Helps develop better  perspectives,learn new things,exchange ideas.

    However, social media also has its demerits. The dark sides of it are:

  i)it is negatively working by steering people away from making deep relationships because it's a threat to their privacy. This is also influenced by the increase in the rate of Internet scam and fraud.

ii)Spending too much time can lead to social media addiction. It may even affect one's physical health as sleepless nights may lead to insomnia.


Make sure your social media use is not getting in the way of your daily activities and communication.

Ogunbowale Olamide
OAU KILONSHELE NEWS OUTFIT

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