Social Media and the Modern World
Don’t use social media to impress people, use it to impact people.
Since the last few years, social media has completely changed the whole world, in terms of communication and information. In the past, people used to write letters to the person they wanted to communicate with, now we use social media and email and receive their response in seconds. People used to listen to the radio to stay connected with the world and stay informed, now we use social media.
People used to play outdoor games for entertainment, now they play video games on mobile phones and consider the screen as their playground. It has made life a lot easier than before, not only for ordinary people but also for government and politicians.
In this modern world, the president of America no longer needs to call the press and media for an important issue, all he has to do is to use social media and do a tweet.
The government of Pakistan has its official page on every social media platform, such as Instagram and Twitter because they know the importance of social media.
There are a lot of advantages of social media. Starting with information, whenever someone wanted any kind of information, they used to search for it in the books, nowadays they just search it on the internet and get whatever information they want in no time.
There are always two sides to a coin, and the same goes for social media. Social Media has helped a lot in recent pandemic days, where social distance was imposed as an order by most countries officials as a precaution, and all institutes were closed due to covid-19 coronavirus threat students could able to contact their teachers and co-students with help of social media applications and able to continue their studies with online medium using such social media applications.
Social media also has its disadvantages, such as misinformation. Right now, social media is common for anyone to use it for anything, and for that reason, a lot of people use it for spreading wrong information and there is no one to stop them.
Another disadvantage is cybercrime, nowadays, many people are involved in cybercrime, they hack people’s social media accounts and steal their private data, and this also involves the banking details such as information about credit cards and other details. Social media has done a great job in reducing human effort, but at the same time, it has made humans dumb.
“Pay less attention to your cell, more attention to your soul.”
GRADE 7 BANGKOK
Roots Millennium School Holborn Campus