MemberNovember 27, 2021 at 12:28 AM
Nowadays, people are more prone to communicate and have meetings through social media programs due to its convenience. While there are many benefits to interacting with people online, it must be admitted that its drawbacks are overwhelmingly affecting people’s lives.
One evident benefit to using social media is that people do not need to travel long distances which helps them save money and time. As a result, this has a positive impact on the environment, since the emission of greenhouse gases from cars is reduced. Furthermore, social media provides the exchange of cultures and languages by enabling people from different parts of the world to connect with each other. On top of that, since it is possible to access the digital world by the vast majority of people around the globe, online advertisements can boost economic growth and tourism income with the increased number of people preferring social media to meeting in person.
On the other hand, it cannot be denied that there are some drawbacks to using the internet as a communication tool. Firstly, most people tend to stay at home by going through social media posts for long hours instead of going out to hang out with their friends, which leads to health issues due to the sedentary lifestyle. Secondly, social media platforms have a great influence on people’s psychology and the decisions they make in their lives. For instance, people prefer to demonstrate themselves as having flawless lives and live the way that society likes, resulting in them having mental health issues such as social media addiction and depression. Also, they buy unnecessary popular products which become grounds for a consumerist society.
In conclusion, while there are plus points to usage of social media, its drawbacks would have an extremely bad influence on people’s lives, if the appropriate usage of the internet is not promoted by authorities. It is undeniably true that usage of social media is a double-edged sword, however, from my point of view, the disadvantages aforementioned outweigh the benefits of social media.