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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

IamCheated.com Research Team | January 29, 2019  5:41:pm

The number of people using social media has increased rapidly in the last few years. There are a number of platforms where you can open profile, share texts, photos, and videos with friends, family, and people all over the World.

Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have gained a lot of popularity and have millions of users. While social media has brought a lot of advantages to Society, it has also got some disadvantages. In this blog, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of social media.

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Advantages and Disadvantages Of Social Media:

Advantages of Social Media

1. Helps to stay connected

One of the main advantages of social media is, it helps stay connected with friends and family. You can connect with anyone around the World, regardless of the location. If you wish you can even meet new people and share your ideas and thoughts.

2. You can enhance your knowledge

Social media can be used to enhance your knowledge. You can follow experts and professionals on social media to learn from them and enhance knowledge on any field you like. You will not be charged any money and knowledge can be gained free of cost.

3. Stay updated about the latest happenings

With the help of social media, you can stay updated on the latest happenings around the World. Breaking news and other important information spreads very fast on social media in comparison to newspapers and television.

4. Helps to promote business

With the help of social media, you can promote both online and offline business, with a large number of people. Social media marketing SMM, is less expensive when compared to other forms of marketing. Social media marketing reaches a huge audience as there are many users.

5. Creates awareness

Social media can be used to create awareness among the people. It is social media which has helped learn several things that happen around the World.

6. Helps to improve the reputation of the business

Social media helps improve sales and reputation of the business. If people are sharing positive comments on the company, sales improve and reputation is enhanced.

 Disadvantages of Social Media

 1. Cyberbullying

The main disadvantage of social media is cyberbullying. In the past few years, many teenagers have fallen prey to cyberbullying. Anyone can create a fake account, so cyberbullying has become really easy. Cyberbullying means use of electronic communication mainly online to bully a person.

2. Addiction

A lot of people get addicted to social media which is not good. Too much of a good thing may be bad and it can cause a lot of problems.

3. Identity theft

Identity theft is another disadvantage of social media. Hackers can hack social media accounts and steal your personal information, causing a financial loss. So, it is very important to keep your personal data safe.

4. Frauds

Many people use social media to carry out frauds and scams. For instance: There are a lot of online shopping pages on Facebook and Instagram which cheat customers.

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5. Can spoil reputation

Just like social media gains business reputation, it can also ruin a business or an individual's reputation, by spreading false information and rumors. 

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