Nowadays communication technology are more developed than previous 10-15
years. Social media is website that allows social interaction. Social media is
growing rapidly all over the world. More people are joining sites in order to
interact with friends, family, and strangers. Today social
media and social networking play an imperative part of people’s lives around
the world. We cannot imagine our life without them. Some people think that
social media destroys human interaction and real life human relationships.
While others think that social media helps in everything.
There are a lot of positive
sights of social media and communication technology. At first, it makes it easy
for people to communicate with each other anytime anywhere in the world. People
can stay connect to their relatives no matter how far they are from each other.
Social media makes human interaction much more convenient. It gives a chance
especially for introverted people to express themselves. Secondly, people will
be well-informed. I mean, communication technology helps the youth and any
other user updated with what is happening around the world. It contributes to
the self-development of a person and people will be versatile.
Social networking helps users to share with their ideas, music, poems, hobbies,
photos and etc. Even event invitations can be made by SMS or massages. Thirdly,
students can get educations by networks. The use of social networking helps
improve technological skills of students, and exposes them to many diverse
views about things. Fourthly, people can earn money by social networking. Social
networking doesn’t just benefit individuals, but it also benefits businesses as
well. These sites allow businesses to advertise and market services to a large
audience. But, on the other hand it has negative sights. People that often use
online social networking are also prone to social isolation which can lead to
depression and decreased social skills and they rarely have face-to-face interaction.
Numerous studies have shown that increased social media use has a significant
association with poor sleep quality in young people. Frequent use of social media
can lead to reduction in student’s academic performance, and concentration to
study well. Social media and communication technology waste people’s time. It
means that the more time the students spend on these social media sites, the
less time they will spend socializing in person with others. This reduces their
communication skills. They will not be able to communicate with other people in
real life. Some people cannot apply for job due to this reason. Students mostly
use slang words or shortened forms of words on social networking sites. This can
reduce their command over the language and their creative writing skills.