The Internet has brought about a revolution in the communication and information sectors, turning our lives upside down. Social media is one of the most prominent Internet representatives that has now become a significant part of all our lives through countless websites and apps. Irrespective of the vast geographical distances, people these days can connect and share their thoughts, emotions, and experiences all through this application. Social media has also been a source of entertainment and shopping, and along with that, numerous businesses have even found this helpful as their promotion and marketing platform. At this given point, social media has had such a massive impact on our society that it seems like people can’t live without it. Our daily life activities are dependent on the Internet and social media that now, even food and groceries are getting delivered to your place via apps.
The mightiest contribution of the Internet has to social media. There are hardly any smartphone users who are not on any social media platform. Even if you are not active on different social media platforms, there is no way you are not an avid user of one particular application on your smartphone to stay connected with society or even for work purposes. Our lives have transformed under the influence of these social media applications, and this is not just about one specific application. There are multiple apps all meeting our various needs.
Let’s see a few areas of our lives that social media have entirely changed:
- News Applications– For about forty percent of the total news consumption population rely on news applications to get their daily dose of news update. Earlier it was only once every twenty-four hours that people used to get news through newspapers; later, television news channels brought a change. People then and even now have to tune in to their television sets to watch the news, but with social media channels, one can get instant, second by second, news updates all on your mobile phones. Even if you want to watch TV news, you can do that via your social media TV and news application. It is now up to you how you want to consume news. The social media apps provide you with every possible option. Even newspaper readers have online newspaper apps.
- To stay connected– Social media apps have eased up the communication process and how! Communicating with people has become just a matter of a few taps now. The other person may be sitting across the globe and still be connected to you. Sending Texts through SMS, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, and various such social media apps is just a matter of a second. You can even share your life updates, pictures, and videos through these apps. You can post pictures and videos on Instagram and Facebook, share snaps, play Snapchat story games over Snapchat, and have fun conversations with your loved ones. Staying connected is no more a hustle over this medium on social media.
- Discover and explore but never get lost– Social media apps like Google-maps have made it very easy to get an inside perspective of different global areas with minimal effort from our side. In addition to that, we get a birds-ey view of different places and directions of places. You have to enter your destination, and the app can smoothly direct you to the place with accuracy. The live feed feature of social media has also broken down several barriers and made it possible for people to attend events around the globe virtually.
- A prospering business junction– Social media apps have every service feature an ordinary man needs. From grocery delivery services to food delivery, they have it all. When you feel like shopping for something (anything and everything), you will have to open an application on your phone and order it. You even get online paying apps like Google pay, from where you can access and pay directly from your bank account.
There are a lot of cons to social media as well. It’s a constant battle of staying relevant, updated, and ‘cool’ amidst your online peers. It’s constantly challenging your insecurities by setting picture-perfect objectives for lives that you don’t lead. However, if one learns to tackle this pressure and go ahead with the positives, they have nothing to lose but everything to gain.