Social Media has made many different impacts on society, both which can be negative or positive. Social Media is a free way of of having businesses be connected to their audiences. There are many different platforms that businesses use to target their audiences. Such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
One positive way to look at this, is that these social networking sits have opened opportunities for all social media users to like and share the content of the business or product they like. By your audience doing this, you can gain more followers and attention on your product or business. Another exciting thing to think about is that social media has broken interaction barriers. Now that we can communicate with people from all over the world, more people are going to be seeing your company or product.
One negative thing about social media is the amount of information that is shared on it. Too much information on them can expose you. Personal information can be leaked to other websites. For example, if you get a new app and it says “login with Facebook”, that app/website will now have all your information that has been posted on Facebook! That’s a scary thought! Another scary thought is how quickly kids become “addicted” to social media. The countless numbers of hours spent on social media can lead to relying on it too often and lowering the motivation of kids and students.
Now, the reasons I have mentioned are only a few in a very large pool of options. It is up to you to decide whether or not you think social media has had a positive or negative impact on our society. I suggest taking a moment and looking at how it has affected you in your daily life!