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yashkothari563
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thelonelymoutain
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Social Media Will Destroy The World?

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Started: 2/8/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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yashkothari563

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I don't think social media will do any harm to the world as it makes people connected and unite. It spreads news, knowledge and information which we're unaware of. It keeps you connected with the people you know. Social Media is not always an online distraction or procrastination platform. While some may be addicted to their social media networks, it is one of the best ways to stay informed. Major news outlets, corporations and persons of interest use social media to deliver messages to the masses. With items posting immediately, the public stays informed.
With so much of the global community being nearly constantly connected to social media, delivering news alerts on social media channels reaches more people faster. News outlets can share breaking stories, alerts and other important bits of news instantly with their followers. When more people are aware of a situation, those working to secure locations and ensure the safety of the general public can perform their job duties more efficiently.
Drivers around the world use their smartphones while driving. It is distracting. Safety authorities around the world are using social media to deliver lifesaving messages, videos and stories to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Checking social media while driving is a hazard, and should be avoided.
Some road safety authorities have posted a call for independent, amateur videographers and filmmakers to create content for drivers, to rethink their driving habits. As more attention is drawn to the importance of ignoring mobile devices while driving, fewer severe crashes will take place. For some, it takes losing a friend or loved one to a distracted driver to realise the importance of this issue.
Social media is a valuable tool for sending safety messages and showing photos from severe crashes resulting from distractions. The posts make a large impact on driver attitudes and practices.
Although some parents see social media as detrimental to their children, it actually does them some good to have social media accounts. Teens want to be aware and informed just as much as adults. Using social media allows teens to follow organisations and causes that they believe in. It makes them feel like they are a part of something, even when they feel like an outcast in society.
Increased teen awareness is important. Social media is one of the best outlets to reach the minds of young people to make a real difference.
Billions of people worldwide use social media networks. In terms of marketing, it is the most cost-effective way to reach mass amounts of consumers. Consumers that support a cause, product or service are more likely to share posts from major corporations and non-profit organisations. Charitable organisations tug at the heartstrings of the general population.
One of the benefits of marketing through social media, especially where charities are concerned, is that consumers and supporters worldwide can contribute. Making a contribution online can be done from anywhere in the world. Gaining global attention for a cause or major product release creates a buzz and draws attention to the original poster, in a positive manner.

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