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Default Emerging power of social media: prospects and problems


Social media , being the most powerful entity on earth has the potential to transform our world. It has many merits and demerits for society.
2 Emerging power of social media

3 Prospects of social media

3.1 individual development

Source of education
Better health choices
Information about current affairs
Better decision making
Information about latest technology
Platform for freedom of speech

3.2social networking

Connect with friends and family
24 hour connectivity
Cheap media
Sharing of photos and vidoes
Connection with people of different countries

3.3political prospects

Political awareness in people
Evaluation of different candidates
Accountability of elected government
Bridge between government and people
Protection of human rights
Knowledge about regional and international political issues
3.4 Economic prospects

Information about economic opportunities
Self grooming opportunities
Growing trend of online trade
Opportunities for young entrepreneur
3.5 Cultural prospects

Awareness about different cultures
Promotion of native culture
World as a global village

4 Problems of social media

Weakening family bond
Fragile morality
Adverse impacts on health
Increasing intolerance in people
Declined reading habits
Exposed to extremism and terrorism
Vulgarity in society
Spread of fake news and propaganda
Lack of privacy
Online frauds and harassment
Imposition of western culture

5 way forward

Gradual reduction in use
Strong vigilance of parents over their children
Increase trend of sports and extracurricular activities
Capacity enhancement of regulatory institutions
Implementing existing and new laws
Curbing terrorist hiring over social media
Owners of social media should curb fake news
International cooperation

6 conclusion

Relevant quotes

1. Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage. ( Amy Jo Martin)
2. The more social media we have, the more we think we're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other. (JR)
3. Fake news is a big thing in the field of social media journalism. Fake news can be as simple as spreading misinformation or as dangerous as smearing hateful propaganda. ( Fobrizio Moreira )
4. If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired or not networking, then you are probably using it wrong. ( Germany kent )
5. When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. ( Mark Zuckerberg)
6. If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of the business.( Bill Gates)
7. All of us who professionally use the media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it. Or we can help lift it into
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