Social Media Won’t Spoil Everything. The New Generation will survive it

Written By Indus Content Team

Social media has been the crowning jewel of the 21st century. The first recognizable social media site Six Degrees was launched in the year 1997. Nowadays, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the officers in command in the world of social media. Social media has been a prominent part of the lives of today’s youth. Social media is no longer just a place for socializing or chatting. Because of social media, two people who used to chat together are now together or better even married and starting their own family. I think we can hardly find a youth of today’s generation who doesn’t have a Facebook or Twitter account.

While many argue that it’s becoming detrimental to the growth of the young minds of the young generation, I personally think that if used properly it would turn out to be only a boon for all the people using it all cross the world.

1. Educational Help – Parents are of the view that if their children use social media it will hamper their studies and they will soon lose their focus and consequently be getting poor grades. But, today’s generation is much smarter than that. WhatsApp or Facebook groups are created to spread various important messages, regarding the class activities. So one doesn’t have to dial up everyone and inform them over the phone one by one. When you are stuck with a problem, just post the question in the group containing your friend’s circle and within minutes you will be getting the solution or at least the views about that particular problem.

According to a report made in recent years, about 59% of the youth of this world use social media for the purpose of studying

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2. Spreading Awareness – Nowadays most of the people get informed about what’s going on around the world through social media. According to a report, about 27.7% of the people in US get information about then happenings in the world through social media. News gets dispersed must faster once it gets into social platforms. The youth of the world no longer has to wait for arrival of the next day’s newspaper to get up to date with the world. Instead, what they do is just see the various Facebook pages and are informed immediately about the recent happenings by someone whom they don’t even know.

3. Social Benefits – About 88% of the people in this world get to keep in touch with their family and other loved ones through social media. Also about 57% of today’s teenagers have made friends through it and 52% of the teens have improved their bond of friendship by using social media. In today’s hectic world, it’s almost next to impossible to get in touch with each and every member of your family through telephone and so social media has only helped them in this cause.

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4. Increasing Job Opportunities – Social media has been successful laying quite a strong platform for the young people who are in search of jobs. Most of the people get informed about the various job prospects that are looming over their heads and the companies to get to advertise their need of more employees through social media.

Thus, it can be said that social media is immensely beneficial for not only the youth of today’s world but for everyone one why wants to stay connected with this world. But even social media has its various cons. But we all know that nothing or no one is perfect in this world. But if we use social media only to our own advantage; it will be a powerful weapon which can be our beacon of progression and success in the near future. And who better to do this than the youth of today’s world.

 

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The Selfie Apocalypse: Why I Decided to Stop Taking Selfies For A Month

Written by Ayantika Dey on April 10, 2016

 
A selfie is a self portrait photograph, taken typically on a Smartphone or a camera held in one hand or supported by a selfie stick. This is the actual definition of a selfie but nowadays it has evolved to be much more than just a self portrait. It ranges from being the equivalent to an autograph to documenting the unexpectedly good hair days. In one word, selfies define our lifestyle and the way we are.

Social media and selfies share a prospering relationship! Be it Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, selfies are making their mark everywhere. The selfie fever has affected people from all age groups and backgrounds. Be it a school student taking a selfie the night before his examination or a proud new grandparent taking a selfie with the newborns, the selfie mania has taken the world by storm.

The addiction to get the perfect selfie or even the competition to get more likes and views on the social media is ruining the life for many.  To get the perfect selfie many have even risked their lives and a few got in trouble with the law.

Here are few instances how a mere selfie can ruin your life.

1. Privacy at risk

Posting a selfie for each time you step out of the house or even try on something new is putting your privacy at stake. The innocent act of posting a selfie and letting the world know all about you can often be a considerable red flag.

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2.The selfie addict

The addiction to get the selfie right is costing more lives than accounted for. The search for the perfect backdrop is taking youngsters to a great extent which often proves to be life threatening!

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3. Relationships gone bad

Competing for likes and reactions on social media with your peers are no less serious an issue than world politics. A like or a comment from your special someone on your rival’s selfie can break the bridges down!

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4. All about the looks!

The selfie spree has put too much emphasis on the physical appearance.  The urge to look or feel perfect at all times has taken its toll on many. The concept of “a beautiful soul” is taking a backseat as judging people by their physical appearance become the high priority.

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Thus taking a selfie is good and appreciated until it becomes an addiction and takes over us and makes us its self-proclaimed victim!

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