The Impact: Like it or not, undeniable is the fact that the impact of social media on the lives of the ordinary have gone crazy and huge past few years.On one hand, where the personal life is often shamelessly going public, the world of economy is constantly being rewarded on its own respective terms. It is amazing to learn how a huge number of the population is utilizing the platform of social media to built and sustain a decent career for their own selves as well as many others.
Youth and Social Media: Every day more and more number of new apps for social media are making their ways into the world of Internet, and the youth are getting amazing opportunities to explore it in all possible ways. Social media is informative with ‘n’ number of educational sites; it allows the fresh mind to speak of new ideas, get feedback for the same, often ending up to be productive; and of course most importantly, social media means cheap connectivity across the globe.
Social Work and Social Media: Not just money making, social media is being actively used as a social platform to endorse various non-profit organizations who aim in the development of a nation.
Social Media as the Voice of Crowd: Be it about sharing fresh ideas or forming opinion about some cause, social media is being a medium to involve large number of voices at the same time. When one person has something to say to the higher authority of some organization or nation, it might not be heard. On the other hand, social media, by involving many voices to speak for the same cause generally becomes very difficult to avoid.
Senior Citizen and Social Media: Social media is crawling in the lives of senior citizens these days. It is not a surprise that the craze for social media is more amongst the younger generation because this lot have grown up in the world of growing technology. They have always been very comfortable with the same. But as days are passing more and more number of senior citizens, mostly retired ones are finding social media interesting. They are learning with patience to deal with technology so that they may also get the taste of it, to be able to stay in touch with people and family to be more precise.
Social Media Often Faster than television Media: Be it a sudden natural calamity or a man made one, we often get to know about it even before the news channels brings it out to us. A Facebook post from a random somebody, a tweet in Twitter or any other site alike does the trick! This, while it often leads to a distorted version of the news causing distorted opinion or panic, often also ends up being more authentic at times.
Social Media Exists: Every thing has their respective merits and demerits and social media is no exception. One can choose to like it or not, avoiding is just not a possibility.
About the author: Rebecca is a blogger by profession. She loves writing, reading and travelling. She contributes to Juan Domingo Cordero Venezuela