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My opinion on Social Media

9 months, 1 week ago

Social media is an controversial issue in the world. There are two sides to this debate. One is “Social media is a good tool when used correctly.” and “Social media is bad”. So, what is a social media anyway? Social media are platforms that enable it’s users to share something online. For example, there are Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. These platforms are attracting people to their digital devices. Are they harmful to humanity? Let us find out. Social media is a perfect place to share what you are doing. Businesses promote their products on Social media. For example, I advertised on Instagram about my new bots. Social media is also a great way to connect with people far away. It allows us to know thing that are happening far away. However, it is not a great way to connect with people nearby. Social media also separate people and isolate them. It also isolates societies. Many social media nowadays analyze what their users do, and show them media that promotes what the user likes, and hides what the user hates. This makes you the product for social media companies. They sell your data to advertisers so that they can show you targeted ads. This raises privacy concerns too. It is also is a stage for cyber-bullying. Twitter CEO, Jake Dorsay said that they couldn’t prevent cyber-bullying on Twitter, and they need the netizen’s help to get ideas to get rid of them. They also distract students from being on-task to off-task in schools that allow smartphones in school. In my school, that incident happened in a French Class where a kid did a live stream with another kid watching. Our teacher said that the kid disrespected the class’s privacy. Social media is very addicting. But, if we use it correctly, I think it can be very useful. However, because there are many unfavourable things about social media in my opinion, I think unless you know what you are doing on social media, I think it should be avoided at all costs. -Enigma