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Are there more advantages than disadvantages of social media?

  • Its a good, wide social platform.

    Everything in excess is bad. Social media is not only a wide, famous platform. It helps in spreading word about various popular propagandas and agendas. It helps in sharing important info.
    Some people would sure say that its a waste of time, but isnt the use of time something that we should have a control on. Its all about self control. I think the people who say so donot have a strong willpower of controlling and limiting themselves thus go rogue on social platforms. Its an art of reminding oneself the need of the hour. Blaming The Social Network Wont Help.

  • It gives mental stress to us.

    Facebook helps you connect yourself with friends that you might have not seen for many years and those who now live in another part of the world. Despite the good uses of Facebook, it has its disadvantages. Many students, teens have caught by many cyber crimes. Especially many girls. These people after caught by cyber crime attempts suicide.

  • Yes, there are more advantages of social media.

    The reason I say so is because anything we need from finding our long lost friends, messaging and video chatting our families, searching for tonights dinner recipes, getting help for assignments whether it is work or school, we can find all the answers right here. Lets not forget 24/7 News. Main thing is knowing how to use social media responsibly. Understanding and realizing when you're on it too much and only using it when needed.

  • It has more advantages!!!

    Every rose has it's thorn!! Just because of the thorns you can't say rose is bad...Social media helps us to open up with people even far far away.Makes this world small...A global village .It helps us to stay updated and connected with this world...Even the disadvantages can be omitted if we r precautious :)

  • Social media provide endless contact and socialization benefits

    Yes, there are more advantages than disadvantages in social media. Yes there is the risk that you will be spammed or information can be taken, but if you take the correct measures, these issues can be mitigated. Certain things should not be shared on social media sites, to include personal information, but social media can be used to network and market yourself and even products.

  • Yes there are..

    There are more advantages than the disadvantages as you get to know new people, open to the outside world and much more... But disadvantages are very very less..I can hardly count and i believe most of the problems that happen, happens due to our carelessness on the same...I agree that there are more advantages of social media.

  • Yes there are

    It is easily manipulated. Rather, it easily manipulates people into thinking a certain way about a certain matter. It selects the amount of information it shares with the public, so that a situation will seem like something completely different than it actually is. One example of this is the way germans were perceived by the english during WWI. You simply have to pick up a newspaper from that time and see the way the germans were almost 'demonized' by the english, while the germans told a very different story in THEIR newspapers. Another example is the way islamic culture is perceived by a big majority of the western world. It's like they aren't even people, they're these monsters, 'crazy terrorists' who do nothing but scream 'DEATH TO AMERICA' all day. It only shows you what it wants you to see. This sort of mentality that the media spreads around is quite toxic and even dangerous because we start thinking of certain nations as 'the enemy' and as a threat to our own personal security when there is no real threat
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  • Yes that is!

    Obviously the advantages of social media are more than disadvantages. The question that should be asked for those who said that the disadvantages are more than advantages is, 'how did u communicate with them? What if the internet lines is stop for a while? What will u do? Ask the dove to send the letter? You must be joking.

  • Yes yes yes,

    Social media isn't only tumblr, twitter and facebook and people should know that. If people hate theses sites then they should stay away from it. Its not that hard you know!. This generation needs to open there eyes and care about themselves more than they do about others. The end.

  • Yes it is.

    If there is no news and media then the world is not going to work properly for so long.
    These news provides us the real image of the world. These media help us to know and grow our knowledge. If these will disappear then no-one knows what was happening to their country, world, nature, disasters, etc.

  • It is important as it gives entrepreneurs brand recognition.

    - Helps in brand building.
    - helps in promotion of the brand.
    - keeps the consumer as well as the supplier aware of the latest market developments.
    - it is a very good wagon for reaching out mass audiences .
    It also helps understanding and their needs very well.

    And also... It saves a lot of money as most of the social networking sites are free to use.

  • Basically social media is more disadvantages

    Time Waster
    A Nielsen report explains that social networking can be a big waste of time that sucks 17 percent of our Internet time down the non-productivity drain. While it is true that some of that time is likely spent in making and maintaining important business, social or professional connections, it is also true that it is easy to become distracted and end up spending valuable time on games, chats or other non-related activities. Dorie Clark of the Huffington Post reports Facebook users spend about six hours each month on the site, while social networkers spend three times as much time on those communities as they do on other online activities like email.

  • Basically social media is more disadvantages

    Time Waster
    A Nielsen report explains that social networking can be a big waste of time that sucks 17 percent of our Internet time down the non-productivity drain. While it is true that some of that time is likely spent in making and maintaining important business, social or professional connections, it is also true that it is easy to become distracted and end up spending valuable time on games, chats or other non-related activities. Dorie Clark of the Huffington Post reports Facebook users spend about six hours each month on the site, while social networkers spend three times as much time on those communities as they do on other online activities like email.

  • It interrupts communication in real world

    Social media interrupt real communication in real world.
    People no longer socialize in the real world, people escape to it when having difficulties to deal with realities. Interrupt communication in relationships, families, marriages and break them...
    It makes people believe that they have friends when they have actually none. It is just a world of illusion.

  • It gives mental stress to us.

    Facebook helps you connect yourself with friends that you might have not seen for many years and those who now live in another part of the world. Despite the good uses of Facebook, it has its disadvantages. Many students, teens have caught by many cyber crimes. Especially many girls. These people after caught by cyber crime attempts suicide.

  • Be very careful!

    On social networking sites, it's dangerous very very dangerous. You are talking to people that chances are you don't know. It's also a hotbed for cyberbullying. Why can't anyone talk face to face anymore?! This society is getting worse and worse. On top of all of that, people are giving out SO MUCH personal information that it's ridiculous. For example, people put up on there that they're going on vacation, anyone can easily see that and find their address and rob their house! I MEAN COME ON PEOPLE HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE!!!! I mean really, it's not hard to figure out that someone could use it to rob you or anything else that they'd do with your personal information!! Talking once in a while with a friend is ok, but not every single day constantly.

  • Sensationalism in Media

    The news are made sensational i.E the use of shocking details to cause a lot of excitement or interest. Sensationalism is a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers. Some tactics include being deliberately obtuse, appealing to emotions, being controversial, intentionally omitting facts and information, being loud and self-centered and acting to obtain attention.

  • Think of the privacy you no longer have.

    You can find a person's address, phone number, and where they work and if so their children's name. No privacy whatsoever! Think about that next time you think the internet is a safe or child friendly place. You can never escape those freaks out there. BE CAREFULL! SERIOUSLY!! I mean it.

  • Duh you cannot meet the person and see him

    In my point of view, using social network sites, the user can only communicate with another by sending messages rather than meeting the person , you cannot see his or her character, whether he or she is good or bad. You cannot meet the person and talk to him personally .

  • Lack Of Meaningful Purpose

    Teenagers specifically these days fail to realize what social media has done with the world. As one other person had mentioned on the opposite side, it made this world like a small village. But instead of using it for the great purposes it can be used for, teens use it for "selfies" and their misinformed half complete political views on gay rights and Christianity. The world, (in my personal opinion) would be better off if social media was deleted completely all together.


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