‘Social media’ useful evil to the student

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Today the world is a global village. As said by Marshal McLuhan, a philosopher of communication theory, “The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.” This electronic independence dependent on the internet and social media.   


Social media is a collective of online communications channels dedicated to community based input, interaction, content sharing and collaboration.   


Face book, Instagram, twitter, WhatsApp are commonly use social media in the world. These social media is a great way to make communication and build one’s personal brand. Now a day’s social media play a significant role in our day today life.   

 

As a student’s we mostly spend our time with social media. Why do students love to spend time with socializing? Because social media networks provide them the freedom to do whatever they want like upload what they want to talk to whom they need. They like to make new friends and comment to the lives of different people. Meanwhile, a student can create a fake identity that the real world does not allow. Learning is a major task in a student’s life. They can collect more information through the social media. It is useful to improve their knowledge.   

Why do students love to spend time with socializing? Because social media networks provide them the freedom to do whatever they want like upload what they want to talk to whom they need. They like to make new friends and comment to the lives of different people


But the social media like over other thing has benefits and down side social media addiction. Addiction is very harmful to students. Students prefer to chat with friends for hours, and this leads to a waste of time which could have used for studying, playing or learning new skills. Many people specially the students feel lonely as a result of social media. They are unable to depend on their original thoughts thinking that the views of others have more value than theirs. Youths are very daring and will try to imitate everything they see on these social networks. The result is dangerous and might bring out unacceptable habits and practices to use drugs.   


Which social medium is similar to a knife, which is very sharp now a day’s. We can use this knife to cut fruits or neck. Now you can decide how to use this sharpened knife, “the social media”   


By P.V.D.L. Padukka
B.A in communication (undergraduate)
Eastern University – 
Trincomalee campus

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