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    Social Media | Advantages and disadvantages

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    Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 04:39 am

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    Advantages of Social Media

    Social media is a web-based platform that helps us to share ideas, thoughts and information among the communities. Social media has a lot of benefits for students. It is very easy to get educated from others who are experts and professionals via social media. The main advantage of social media is that you update yourself on the latest happenings around the world. So we can say that" connectivity "is the main advantage of social media.

    • It Used for the Noble Causes.

    It can also be used for noble causes for eg to promote an NGO, social welfare activities and donations for needy people.

    • It Used for Promotion and Advertising

    It helps a lot in promotion and advertisements. People can share their business products and services with the whole world because the whole world is connected and using social media.

    • It Helps in Connectivity Between the People

    Connectivity is the actual beauty of social media. In the world anywhere you can make connectivity with the people you want with the help of social media. Social media platforms provide you with the possibility of connectivity with the people in the world.

    • It is a Source of the Latest Information and Update

    It is also the best source for getting the latest information and updates. Before the social media, the peoples wait for the daily newspapers for getting the latest information and updates happening around the world. Or the people wait for news broadcasts on television for the latest updates.

    But after the development of social media platforms, people can update themselves on the spot.

    • It Helps Government

    It has a lot of advantages for the government also. It is not only a communication and entertainment medium it can be a powerful way for the government to interact with the public.

    Social media save money on government spaying on crimes. they can easily watch on people that what they are doing by using social media.



    We know that access to everything is bad. Everything that exists in this world has its pros and cons for the people, where the social platform has many advantages. On the other hand, it has many disadvantages too. Actually, it is in the user’s hand that how they used social media. 

    The addictive part of it is dangerous and can disturb personal lives as well. The following are the main disadvantages of social media which affect a lot of youth in our society.

    • Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying is one of the worst things about social platform. Cyberbullying is bullying that is done through social media platforms. Most people make fake accounts on it for teasing other people.

    They can do anything without being traced. They bully other people by sending bad things images and videos and teasing them. Bullying becomes quite easy by using social media.

    Cyberbullying is Cyber Hassressment by using some social platform like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter etc

    It is also known as online bullying. This is increasing day by day commonly among teenagers.

    Cyberbullying is when someone typically teenagers bullying or harassing other by the mean of some social platform.

    • CyberSalking

    Cyberstalking is a form of online harassment in which the perpetrator uses electronic communications to stalk a victim


    • Hacking

    Hacking is the worst disadvantage that mostly happened to people. Hacking is an illegal activity. It is the activity of getting access to the personal and restricted information of other people.

    • Cause Security Issues.

    By using a social platform, privacy is almost compromised. Most people used social platform and daily updating their details like phone number, address, work location, and other information of their personal life.

    There is no privacy in using social platform for them.

    • Ruin Reputation

    It is the best platform to make good relationships with the customer and promote your brand products and services.

    As it plays a very important role in improving the reputation of a business or an individual person. Also, it can ruin the reputation. Social media has the power to shape the online reputation of a business or an individual.

    • Cheating and Relationship Issues

    Relationship issues and cheating are common things found on social media platforms. Most people find their life partners on social media platforms.

    They propose and marry each other. But most people got cheated on the social platform. Most people used social platform for the only time to pass. They make their profile on social media with incorrect information.

    They used to start connecting and communicating with other people without revealing who they are and cheat each other. It’s very difficult to find a true-life partner on the social platform.

    Most people show the wrong information and wrong feeling to each other and cheat each other.



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