According to Wikipedia
- Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.
- User-generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, is the lifeblood of social media.
- Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization
In the last 10 years, social media has got the huge Boom in our life. People are more engaging with social media they are now trying to do most of its important work using social media like chatting sending messages important discussion and also declaring some of the valuable information.
Definitely, it is a new way to express ourself. When we go back 20 years from now we found that there are no social media sites that time and people have to send his valuable messages in the form of a letter which usually takes more than 3 to 4 days and sometimes even more. After that, the email system comes into existence and from there it is a matter of a second to send any message.
Technology is now in its own way and it is trying to make everything possible in a short period of time. Nowadays there are so many social media tools come into existence like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Reddit, Instagram etc. All have the different features and different way to use but the main goal of all the social media tools to connect people with each other.
There are many advantages of social media in our daily life.
1) Whenever we feel sad and emotional we can able to share our feeling with other people so that they get the best way to heal yourself.
2) It worked as an information aggregator as because nowadays it is not only used by the general people but also it is used by the organizations as well as the government so that he can easily able to connect with people living in that particular country.
3) When we go a few decades back we found that in that time it is very hard to get news spread all over the country in a few hours but with the help of social media any news can able to spread within a minute in a whole country. That is the main power of social media.
4) Different varieties of news help us to expand our brain system and also we get lots of learning from that so that we can apply in our day to day life for the betterment of ourself and our society.
5) We can also able to share our valuable knowledge to those people who really need it. Our knowledge also help us to get different types of opinion we can get abroad approach of what we are doing at the moment.
6) We can also able to discuss some of the most important issues which we feel it is important to discuss.
7) We can also get updated by the new products which is come from the company or by the organization.
The disadvantages of social media are
Sometimes we get disconnected with the real friends in order to chat with our virtual friend. This is not good we are a human being which lives in the real world so it is also important that we give our valuable time to those friends so who are important for us.
The main disadvantage of social media is that we waste so much time in social media that we can’t give enough time to our other activities of life. For example, if we are a student then due to social media users we cannot able to give so much time to our study and our focus on study consistently goes on down. If you are a parent then we cannot able to concentrate or give quality time with our Children’s and for that reason, we cannot able to build a good relationship between us and therefore it also get a bad impact on our living system.
Due to social media really going to disconnected with our real nature society friend environment etc.
Up to now, we understand that there is the advantages as well as the disadvantages of social media but how we can use this social media tool so that we get a good connection with our nature, society, friend, and family.
1) To do that we have to establish a system in our life.
2) We have to allot some time in social media tools our daily routine
3) We have to keep in mind that we cannot do and useless chat with our virtual friends.
We have to do meditation in our life so that we get a good control on how to use social media tools.
So this is the end of the use of social media advantages and disadvantages and how we can convert it into the only advantage for us.