With the advancement of the Internet, the phenomenon of using social websites in everyday lives has somewhat become not just common but also very active. While some use them for fun, killing time and playing games, there are still those who have realized the true potential and power of social networks.
If you have ever wondered why Social Websites are good or not for our society, here are some answers for you:
Although it is not the most important, the aspect that we have to take into account is that these applications are free.
Basically, social websites are used for communicating with friends, family and with anyone that you want. To share interesting information, events, gossiping… But they can provide many benefits for example for business: to notify people about your new business, for virtual meetings, work on joint projects, collaboration… So this means that you can connect to different people from anywhere in the world very easily.
Social websites are also a great way to meet entirely new people. You can seek out groups that are focused towards your special interests and hobbies and connect with local people that share the same interests.
Companies, artists, and musicians can reach an impossibly large and diverse amount of people using social media sites. This allows them to promote and market themselves and their products in a way that has never been seen before.
But like all things also they have some disadvantages. Just like stated above, anything can spread to millions of people within hours or days on social media. This also, unfortunately, includes things that are false or made up.
Besides, social websites start new relationships, but also end many others because it takes confidence to the limit.
Having access to people’s lives at all times is not always a good thing. Due to the fact people can lie to you about the identity, the aspect... and be very cruel! In many cases people make cyberbullying, which consists on bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.
One of the biggest problems with the social media craze is that people are becoming more and more addicted to using it. It is the number one time waster at work, in school, and at home.
To finish, we have to be consistent that a traditional friend and a friend of social website are very different, because you don’t know what the person is like, only the mask that it shows. You don’t have much confidence with her/him, only you talk about nice things and with the computer, not face to face. You never know what you can find on the other side of the screen so be careful!!
In conclusion, I think that social websites are very useful and comfortable but like everything, we have to use them carefully and being aware of what we do at all times. Thereby, we will not have any displeasure.