Social networks wherever and at any time. We wake up, we watch our smartphone to check notifications of social networks, then we continue with our daily activities in the morning, and within a few minutes we return to check again our social networks. At work, at lunch break, back to work, and within the whole routine surely we returned to see a social network. Actually what advantages and disadvantages of social media have been generated in our lives.
You have to think for a moment and look into our past. How we were before? Did we anticipated changes in social networks, anyone remember? 10 or 15 years ago MSN Messenger or some other messaging software were used, They were not called as social media, but some were already giving signs of what were coming. Internet forums, chat rooms, online games, internet and more options were giving life to the social media we know today.
Was it really good that social networks have appeared in our lives? Or maybe they should never been invented. What has been the positive and the negative of social media in people, in schools, or in business.
I leave here a list of some main points of social media in different areas.
Social Media can have different advantages in different areas.
For example it can help to connect with people, to organize events and meetups, share images and videos of important moments, supports businesses to share content and improve brand loyalty, it helps students to work in teams and keep in touch with professors.
Social Media can have positive and negative effects on people, and it will depend on the measure of how it is used.
As it has its advantages as a communication media, it certainly can have impacts in mental health, since also social media has created a bubble of how society should look like in pictures, and making creating this fake idea of perfect bodies, relationships, money, etc.
As social media is generating content every second, people might develp the anxiety of needing to know what is happening around the internet.