Many decades ago, it was very difficult to imaginethat we can send mail from other side of the world to another side only in afew seconds and also we hadn’t got any sense about that social media will bepart of our daily life. In recent times, social networks such as Facebook,Instagram and WhatsApp have grown much faster and captured millions of users. However,there are negative and positive sides of social media, that I will discuss inthis essay.MainbodyLooking at the positive sides of social media, it is considered that thesekind media makes our lives more easier and give us a lot of opportunities. Firstly, It allows to us immediate access to information. Due to social networks, wecan remain to date with the latest and read I news that we want to know. Forexample, one of the most popular public networks is YouTube.
This is a bigsource of plenty information, where we find anything from educational videos tomake up tutorials. If you don’t know how to use something, don’t worry, you canjust write that you need and everything is done! This is the power of socialnetworks.Secondly, It gives us the opportunityto communicate with each other, don’t matter where are you. In ancient timespeople used to send a letter, which takes a lot of time. Now, you can just sendan email, which is more convenient for us in our busy life.Thirdly, at the present time the best way of free advertising is social media. You can easily earn a moneysitting at home and presenting your product in front of a million people on Instagram.
For instance, Kazakh viners”Yuframe” earned 35 milllon tg during the last year. On the other hand, there are some cons of Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat and soon. One of the disadvantages of social networks is addiction.Today, we spend plenty of our timejust for having fun in the Internet, especially teenagers are active users ofsocial media. According to the statistics, approximately 97% of public networkusers are likely to be teenagers, which means that they get addicted veryextensively and can get off from the society.( see Appendix A) The next negative side is that It’s verytime-consuming.
If you look at Appendix B, the findings indicates that we spend more part of our daily life in checkingaccounts on Facebook(19% ) or on Snapchat(2%), which sometimes can be not sousefull for us.Also, If we wil continue in this rate, we will forget to speakwith people face to face. Moreover, there are many fake news in social network,which can make people very confused. However, in December 2016, Facebookstarted showing a “disputed” warning next to articles and tried toprevent it.Conclusion In conclusion, there are some pros and cons ofinfluence of social media on society. Nevertheless, from my point of me,advantages outweights disadvantages of social network, because It gives us moreopportunities and makes our life more easier and it’s up to person to takeadvantages or disadvantages from it.