Gone are the days when you had to wait for long to contact your loved ones because social media has made it much easier to contact anyone whether he is living on the other continent.
We have no words to thank it but every good thing brings bad too. As there are many benefits of social media, it also has some drawbacks.
We have a long list of social platforms which are used for different purposes. Every platform has some pros and cons.
In this blog post we will discuss benefits along with drawbacks of social media on personal communication.
Staying Connected with Loved Ones through Social Media
Social media has made it easy to connect with anyone. Now you don’t need to pay for calling someone as there are many social media platforms which enable you to call, send messages and go live.
You can use Whatsapp, WeChat or Telegram for instant messaging and calling. All you need for this is an internet connection.
Social Media for Building and Strengthening Relationships
You can not only strengthen your relationship with the people you know, but you can build new connections with strangers.
Indeed, you can chat with your friends using these platforms whenever you want, even in any other city or country.
Negative Impact of Social Media on Face-to-Face Communication
I myself feel that the people who are always commenting, liking your posts on social media have nothing to talk with you when they come in front of you.
When sitting in a public group, everyone is busy in scrolling Facebook or tiktok videos. This is the most common bad thing which happened after the arrival of social media.
Risk of Over-reliance on Social Media
Many people get addicted to social media because they are using it more than enough. This habit can destroy routine life and unbalance your health life.
Controlled use of it is good but sticking with it all the time is not a good idea.
Danger of Cyberstalking and Online Harassment in Personal Relationships
Many cases of cyberstalking has been noted yet and it has become a common problem for social media users. Protection of you online reputation is important. You should protect your online reputation by managing your privacy checks.
Importance of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries on Social Media
Over use of social media can lead you toward a bad routine life. Some users get addicted to it and scroll it for hours. Over screen time is not good for your health and that is the reason we should check out our activities on social media and try to control excessive use of it.
Negative Impact of Social Media on Self-Esteem and Body Image
Some people start living in the imaginary world rather than living in the real world. They start following the lifestyle of celebrities and famous personalities not knowing that everyone has his own life to live.
Role of Social Media in the Spread of Misinformation
You may have come across fake news on social media. Many people use social media for spreading wrong information. Facebook is most commonly used by such influencers.
Importance of Balancing Social Media Use with Offline Interactions
It is very important for social media users to regulate their social life, especially offline interaction with others.
For this we should go out to meet our friends, join offline parties, sit together and have discussions.
We should check the reliability of such information using other reliable platforms.
To conclude the discussion I would like to say that social media has evolved our social life completely. Where it has created much ease for us, it has some drawbacks too.
We should manage both of our online and offline activities so that we can get the best out of it.