It is so
difficult to imagine the modern world without computers, communication
technologies, the Internet and etc., because they have already taken a special
place and role in each person’s lives. As we all mentioned, social networks are
the most popular platforms nowadays. Every second person creates different
accounts in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, VK, WhatsApp and visits social
networks at least several times a week. By using social networks people are
able to send videos, messages, photos, documents, locations and even posting
different blogs in a second. It is very comfortable and affordable, isn’t it?
Nevertheless, scientists are becoming more and more concerned about the
influence of social media on human. That is why, in this essay we will try to
identify positive and negative effects of social media and communication
networks give people the ability to easily communicate with people who even
live in another countries and find new friends. For example, in the past in
order to send letters to friends people had to wait sometimes for months or
even more, but now it takes only a second to make a small message be sent. It
shows how powerful social networks are.
social networks can be used as an instrument to self-development. There people
can watch movies, read amazing books, which not always affordable, listen to
music not even buying it and the main thing is that you can learn foreign
languages sitting at home.
the self-development, social networks help during study. With the help of them,
students can swap different works, be added in different groups and discuss
networks – are the platform for business development. Ability to advertise
products in virtual world makes it much easier and gather a big audience in
There are so much fake and unnecessary information in
social networks, which totally changes
people’s mind and makes it the same. For example, people saw that ex-president
of X country has been killed by a cow on the social media, and most of them of
course don’t believe it, but still, there are people, children who read and
believe that the information is true.
Also, person starts to lose communication skills day
by day, because he got used to be online all the time. People start to chat
forgetting about grammar, punctuation, use slangs and emojis, which is
influence badly on our society.
Addiction is also very important aspect here, because
it destroys the nervous system and metabolism. Human can not imagine his life
without computer, the Internet if he has an addiction. Addiction is the key to
different conflicts, bad sleep and aggressive conditions.
By analyzing and comparing the effects of the social
networks, we may say that even if it has great positive sides, it still has bad
sides that are hidden. That is why, each person should think carefully before
using them and try to use communication technologies less than 5 times a week,
only if it is needed. Save your health and try to cope with this issue.
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