Social Media's Good And Bad

Social Media Pros And Cons

Social Media Pros And Cons

Have Social media sites taken over our lives? Social Media, it’s a big part of most everyone’s life nowadays. Where would we be without it? It has changed the way we communicate, do business, and get our daily news fix. Is it all that is it cracked up to be though?

Social Media has influenced our lives greatly.It has opened up communication world-wide. It can be a good thing and a bad thing. Depending on who you are. what you use it for, and how much you use it.

Pros:

Communication allows us to keep in contact with family and friends far away, to meet new people, and to be in contact with people from all over the world.
It also allows us to communicate business to consumer. Great interactions with a business and their customers.
Find out what they think about the business, products and customer service. Letting businesses know what they would like to see in the future and what they don’t like as well.

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Social Media also allows for discussion among like-minded people. To discuss important news, topics, and politics.

So much fun can be found online with social media. Keeping up with friends is fun and checking out comments left on our posts as well as likes is very relaxing.

Real-time news and information discovery. No waiting around for the T.V. news, just hop onto social media and get your fill when you’re ready for it. You’ll find all the latest news and information, right at your fingertips. Love that Social Media.

Cons:
With Social Media, we have lost the face to face communication like we once had. We sit behind the screens of our computers, iPads, and phones. There is no actual one to one communications nowadays.  it’s a lot easier to use online interaction as a substitute for face-to-face interaction.

Social Media has taken over our lives. Anywhere you go there is someone on their phone/tablet. They never seem to put it down no matter where they are or what they are doing. It rules their lives. No-one seems to be able to enjoy their life due to Social Media. Going camping, the phone is there. Going vacationing/on holiday the phone/tablet is always there. No-one leaves it behind. Get out enjoy your life, live a little. Leave the social media and impersonal small talk behind for a while.

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Also, Social Media can be responsible for so many marriage break-ups. I know too many people who have had their marriages end in divorce over one member meeting up with someone they met online.

With so much sharing going on, issues over privacy will always be a big concern. Sharing too much with the public can open up a major can of worms. Who is getting your information, who has the rights to the stuff you post and sometimes getting in trouble for something you have posted. Privacy is a big issue.

There is also too much sitting, too much artificial light and way less sleep going on with easy to use social media connections.

If you keep your social media usage to a reasonable limit you should be okay. There is some good and bad about social media but limiting your time with it, balances it out quite well.

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Posted by Mary Beth

Hi! My Name is Mary Beth and I'm a wife and mother to 3. I am a photographer, content marketer and author. I live in Ohio and work from home on my computer. I am a homesteader and prepper and I love nature and animals.