Social Media Networking Pros and Cons
Social Media is an online forum which is based on the internet tools like email, social networking sites like Face Book, Twitter etc. wherein people exchange/share their ideas, opinions, experiences with each other; and the content is generated by the users for these tools.
YouTube is one of the popular social media site in which apart from the regular features the users can create channels for education, cooking, advertising purpose, add comments, like and dislike a particular video, listen to music, watch movies so on and so forth. No matter how much the social media develops, it’s important to stay informed and up to date to the areas relevant to the field, for probable benefits for the business.
Listed below are some of the Pros and Cons of Networking:
Reunion, New connections: Social media sites like Face Book and Twitter have helped in finding good old friends and also renewed long lost friendships. Its usage varies from person to person like adults use it to keep in touch with relatives abroad or anywhere in the world and teens use it to make new friends.
Awareness: These social networking sites are a great tool for creating awareness for anything like health related issues and their solutions or raising awareness and also for fund raising. Sending and receiving information is at your finger tips and the speed is super fast. It’s a very powerful and helpful tool if used in an appropriate manner.
Online Classes: It offers plenty of opportunities to the students for learning and interacting. This kind of technology has become a boon for the younger generation. Short term classes are conducted online for the students. Applications like Skype and Google Hangouts are some where there is live interaction between the students and teacher.
Fake Identity: Making and maintaining a fake profile on a social networking site is an easy task as it just requires few basic details to be filled in by the user and voila have a very genuine looking fake profile.
Misuse of the Medium: Networking sites at workplace might cause confidentiality problems as sensitive information can be leaked by mishandling of such sites which causes harm to the company’s integrity. A negative image about a company can hamper its prosperous business.
Hacking:Hacking the profiles of peers for fun or may be for evil has become the norm these days and the person who does such a thing is called a hacker. It’s a perfect place to ruin someone’s life as the user uploads pictures, videos and at times some sensitive information on their profile.
Hence, we can say that every technology or discovery comes with its own share of good, bad and ugly sides. It’s up to the users how they utilize it for the betterment of society and also for themselves.