RekhaMemberDecember 17, 2021 at 7:42 AM
Nowadays social media is playing a significant role that overweighs face-to-face interactions, but it has certain drawbacks too. This essay will examine the advantages and disadvantages of using social media by replacing personal interactions and provide a logical conclusion.
The two main advantages of social media are the easy form of exchanging information and ideas along with the ability to communicate in real-time. Firstly, through social media, it would make to communicate any information with ease of sitting at home and also it would help in the situations where things cannot be conveyed directly and also, help people who are hesitant to speak especially for introverts. This way, they can easily eliminate the fear of talking to people directly with direct in-person communication. Secondly, this would allow real-time communication through various networks and communities instantaneously. For instance, if a person wants to communicate emergency information, they do not have to wait until they meet directly rather, they can communicate through social media so the message can be conveyed without any delay.
However, social media does have some major disadvantages such as the increase in miscommunication and scope for building personal interactions and relationships. If the communication is done via social media such as like text or phone calls, there is a high chance of miscommunication if things are not explained in detail. For example, a husband and wife who lived in 2 different states have always communicated through texts and their intentions were not conveyed or expressed their feelings which created a lot of misunderstanding between them. Furthermore, this doesn’t allow in developing the personal relationship between friends, family, and colleagues. Face-to-face interactions would help in understanding each other’s thoughts and body language which will develop the scope of understanding each other and eradicate miscommunication. For these reasons, face-to-face interactions are more important than the flexibility of communication and exchanging information.
To conclude, although social media has certain advantages like real-time communication and ease in exchanging thoughts, it has negative impacts such as the increase in miscommunication and lack of building personal conversations. Hence, I believe that these disadvantages overweigh the advantages.
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