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LIFE Is Social Media misusing you?

Is Social Media misusing you?

09 01 2018 Tuesday
The News

The Former Vice President of Facebook Chamath Palihapitiya was recently present at the Stanford Graduate Business School. He said that Social Media platforms today are "tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works." He believes that social media is destroying our society…… and unfortunately, he sounds right!

behind the news

Social Media has become an integral part of our lives. Major of the people spent hours on it. Did you know, as on 2015, the average person spends around 1 hour and 40 minutes daily on Social Media websites like Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Twitter'>Twitter, Pinterest, etc.? Such a habit has now started to show its negative sides. According to Palihapitiya, instant gratifications like 'liking' a photograph or 'favoriting' a tweet has the worst impact on our social lives. It has subdued effects on the natural human behaviour of making meaningful communication and relationships with others. The situation today is that they are ruling our lives. On the other hand, now Social Media is also being used by many terrorist groups to attract youngsters to work for them. In teenagers, having few 'likes' on the profile picture or a Selfie creates a situation of isolation and sometimes anxiety, which is not good for them.

beyond the news

As the famous saying goes "Every coin has two sides", similarly for Social Media too; good as well as bad aspects. Social Media should be majorly used for spreading useful information, knowledge, for building meaningful communities, involving people for a cause etc. like Finlayson, a 13-year-old teen from has developed an app for spreading awareness about Safety Rules.

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