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    August 17, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Today, many people depend upon social media to be in touch with others and also to know what is happening in the world. This essay will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of people’s dependency on social media for these tasks.

    Usage of social media has 2 major advantages: it is more faster and cheaper source to get information about anything happening in the world. Moreover, it also helps to be in contact with several people simultaneously. Firstly, with the help of social media apps, one can be aware of every breaking news within a minute’s time span while doing there other work or lying in the bed, also, all these apps are free of cost and no-one has to pay extra charge for the same. For instance, many times important news such as, India winning a cricket match reaches social media platforms before it reaches to any other source. Secondly, social media helps people to be in touch with large number of people at the same time which can be a difficult task for person if he tries to connect everyone personally. For instance, if someone has to convey some important message to a certain group of people, they usually post that message on their social media account such as Facebook or Instagram.

    However, using only social media for these tasks also have some disadavantages too such as, possibility of believing a Fake News and overuse of these apps can affect physical as well as mental health. Firstly, not everything available on social media is true, many times fake news is circulated by people just to misguide others or to create chaos. For instance, many times we receive a message with catchy offer in it with a link directing us to a webpage. Most of these links are fake, and are created to commit frauds. Secondly, overuse of social media increases our screen-time which in turn impacts our eye-sight as well as mental health. For instance, people who have higher than average screen-time, find it difficult to sleep at night which results in mental health issues.

    To conclude, although using social media for connecting with people or for being aware of the news has some drawbacks to it but it has made people’s life much easier and therefore advantages outweigh these drawbacks.

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