Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about social media, a boon or a bane. Everyone is aware of the term “social media.” Social media is a platform that enables users to share images, videos, and texts as well as engage in voice and text communication.
Social media is very appealing to individuals, especially the younger generations, because of its many fascinating features. Six Degrees, the original social media site, was introduced in 1997, and as time went on, other platforms appeared. Nowadays, popular social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, etc. have a lot of users.
More than half of social media users use it for pleasure, making it a fantastic medium. It might be a resource for information for other people. Social media spreads news like wildfire.
Social networking is also helpful for business-related applications. With social media, one may effectively market their goods or services. In addition to this, modern technology makes it possible for individuals to communicate across borders. Social media is the only thing that makes this feasible.
Yet distributing false information on social media is also quite common. Social media addiction is a modern phenomenon that may have negative health effects. Its dark side is represented by cybercrimes, online bullying, security, and privacy concerns. Thank you.