Impact of Social Networking Sites

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Harsh Gupta said:   1 month ago
Hi everyone,

As for the impacts of social networking sites, I am little bit disagree with it. My point of view is different for the social networking site.

I agree that social sites have immense knowledge or it is the ocean of knowledge and we are giving our precious time surfing on it.

There are too many advantages such as connecting with our friends who are kilometers away from us, keeping in touch what happening in the world, plus spreading knowledge in all over the world. I am also getting knowledge from social sites.

Its bad impact includes the usage of these sites in the wrong way, children are addicted to it, and they are scrolling their time on these sites but these are adults who actually know what they are doing wasting their time or utilizing it.

According to me the worst impact of social networking sites are on children.

It affects it's mental health. It affects their eyes, children who are less than 10 years are also using the spectacles plus we don't know what they are watching on that sites. These sites are compromising their physical health because, in place of getting rest, they are playing games on phones instead of playing cricket, football, etc.

But they are children they don't know what they are doing. The major problem for this is social sites used by their family members including their grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, elder brother, and sister. We are giving our time on social sites because of which children are not getting attention from their family members. So they are surfing on Instagram, fb, twitter and so on. Because of this loneliness, children start scrolling through videos and then start making videos.

If we don't give time to our children, brothers then it is obvious they get outside to get attention. So they are not totally responsible for that. We should use these phones only for important work not for entertainment especially when we are living in a joint family. For entertainment, we should play with children so that they can be happy with themselves.

Please think about it, are we not ignoring our younger in front of mobile phones?

Thank you.

Shashank Kumar said:   2 months ago
Hey Everyone,

Social Networking sites are an integral part of the digital revolution. We all live in an era where we want information (academic, factual, personal) at our fingertips. Social networking sites not only serve as a medium to share resources but have transformed over a decade in boosting the economy.

With the advent of social networking sites, the life of humans has been revolutionized.

1. Social media has helped to increase awareness about their surroundings, and academics and also has directly stimulated the decision-making ability of individuals.
2. Social networking sites have also made it easier to remain connected with friends, family and loved ones. It has also made it easier to find a partner.
3. Social networking sites have provided individuals to voice their thoughts.
4. Social networking sites have provided platform support to emerging businesses for marketing and supply chain purposes.
5. Social networking sites have also had an influence on the political fate of the country and have also been a platform to solve grievances.

As the use of networking sites is mostly free, there are some potential challenges that need to be addressed on both individual and organizational levels.

1. Addiction towards usage of networking sites- this can be addressed by using application timers and self-discipline.
2. Breach of personal data- Social Networking sites collect a lot of personal data. A proper understanding of authorization requests may prevent a lot of personal data from being shared. 100 per cent data privacy still remains a challenge.
3. Use of networking sites to perpetuate false information or plot a nefarious activity- This can be controlled by continuous surveillance of the traffic by cyber authorities and application merchants. Blocking DNS or restricting IP addresses may be useful in these cases.

I personally believe that the more responsible we become to ourselves and our society the more we can address challenges and we can together reap the fruits of any new technology or invention together.

Velangani bhutange said:   1 month ago
Hello everyone,

From my perspective, social media is giving a major network to connect with people and also connect to the world without any boundaries.

Social media can be impactful, beneficial, and influential as well. But it does have its positive and negative aspects.

As I would like to share both thoughts about it, so the positive aspects can be:

1) digitalization which is needed according to the technological world allows individuals to gain knowledge about web surfing and exploring the various options for gaining info.
2) Social media also works as a community for people who wants to share their thoughts with each other through a medium.
3) It allows a person to connect with a choice of people and access the needed information.
4) Social media provide immense knowledge and alerts about the things going on in the world.
5) Social media is a platform that gives an equal opportunity to utilize it to every person without any determination based on age, education, knowledge, and ability.

Negative aspects can be like:

1) A person who doesn't have a smartphone, Laptop, or PC which is essential for accessing the applications and technology will not be able to adapt to it.
2) Social media can have abusive, violent contents which can affect the mentality of an individual and also can influence a person to commit it.
3) In the world of technology as cyber crimes are happening day to day which are like hacking data and illegal access to credentials can become a reason of social media effect.
4) Social media have its own consequences like sharing data, time-consuming. Also, personal data can be accessible to every person who is in that network.
5) Especially for individuals who are below the desired age to use social media need to have restrictions and all those restrictions need to be created or get in work by the companies and the guardians.

The above aspects only show that social media needs to be used for essential needs only and also not to get more involved in it.

Thank you.

Shishir Majumdar said:   2 years ago
Hello I'm Shishir Majumdar from Valsad.

I am happy to speak about such a good topics. According to me social media is now part of everyone life just like radio and newspaper and tv. Still to say about merits and demerits of social media I have mentioned it in points as follows.

1. Entertainment and refreshment which is necessary for good mental health
2. Teaches many new skills by experts and help to learn many new and innovative ideas available.
3. Open ups platforms for marketing and advertisements and also attract relevant target audience and buyers.
4. Staying updated and aware of the things happening globally about each and every news in few minutes.
5. Increases knowledge about unknown and unexplored content, blogs and information.
6. Increases connection with friends, customers, clients, family and colleagues etc.
7. Through social media everyone can exchange their thoughts, ideas, views and opinions.

As every coin has two faces, So social media too has many demerits too.


1. Reduction in the uses of books and dictionaries and increase in the dependence on gadgets, apps and Google app for learning.
2. Fake IDs and pages creates irrelevant stuff and annoying messages and even influences people to the wrong directions.
3. Increase in cyber crimes and unethical activities like hacking.
4. Lost of connection, emotional affection and relationships with family members.
5. Spoils much time in just sharing photos and video merely for likes.
6. Emerging tremendous level of anxiety, depression addiction, insomnia and lack of concentration.
7. Reduction in outdoor activities, reducing physical growth, health issues and children to adults addicted to social media.
8. Mass reduction in productive time for studies for any office work.
9. Increase in the issues like headache, eyes pain and neck pain.
10. Circulations of fake news and rumours misleading the people.

Ram Krsuhan Ray said:   3 months ago
Positive impact:

Connecting people: Social networking sites have made it easier for people to connect with others across the world.

This has enabled people to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and even find romantic partners.

Sharing information: Social networking sites have made it easier for people to share information and ideas with each other. This has led to the spread of knowledge, awareness, and even social movements.

Business opportunities: Social networking sites have opened up new business opportunities for individuals and companies. Platforms such as LinkedIn provide a way for professionals to network and find job opportunities, while platforms such as Instagram provide a way for businesses to market their products.

Personal expression: Social networking sites provide a platform for people to express themselves and showcase their creativity. This can be through sharing photos, writing blog posts, or creating videos.

Negative impact:

Addiction: Social networking sites can be addictive, leading to excessive use and wasting of time. This can affect productivity, mental health, and even personal relationships.

Cyberbullying: Social networking sites have made it easier for people to bully others online. This can lead to emotional distress, depression, and even suicide.

Privacy concerns: Social networking sites collect a lot of personal data from users, which can be misused or even sold to third parties. This can lead to privacy violations and even identity theft.

Spread of misinformation: Social networking sites have made it easier for fake news and misinformation to spread. This can lead to confusion, distrust, and even harm to public health and safety.

Overall, social networking sites have both positive and negative impacts on our lives. It is up to us as users to be aware of these impacts and use these platforms responsibly.

Akansha said:   5 years ago
I think social media has a great impact on our society both in a good and bad manner. It really depends on the person using it. Earlier social media came into light for connecting different people around the globe. But now it's applications has increased not just it is providing knowledge to us but also entertaining us. With the help of social media, one can talk to their family, friends, relatives even if they are in two different corners of the world. One can learn about different cultures, recipes, dance moves, singing just by sitting in their home and using these services. It is really a boon to our society.

But as we know every coin has two sides, this one also has. Some bad impacts on society.

Social media was created so that people far away from their friends, the family can talk to each other but nowadays peoples are using it just for timepass. They spend hours and hours just sitting with these sites and scrolling the news feed which is not beneficial at all. Even small children's of 6 -7 age they have Facebook and Instagram account. And definitely, this has affected their studies. They don't pay attention to their studies.

Even some people make fake accounts in these social media sites and they annoy people by the flooding of messages, even saying inappropriate things to them, and harass them in some or other way. Even one should not post each and every detail of his/her life as it can be dangerous for him/her if someone is stalking them.

So, with this, I would like to conclude that social sites have both good and bad impacts. But it depends on us how we are using it. So we should use it in a very careful manner also for a very limited time only.

Thank you!

Have a great day ahead.

Sruthi said:   3 years ago
As we all know that social media is playing a vital role in society today. Social media has equal positive & negative impacts, here the positive impact is acquiring knowledge from it & the negative impact is getting addicted to bad things.

For this we can't blame the social networking websites, it's only our mistake & it's only our fault. Without making analysis we can't achieve anything great. Likewise, just make a question for yourselves "How you are using it?", "What you are acquiring from it?", &how much time you are spending on it?".

Social media is not only a tool for personal development, but it is also a tool for personal & social destruction. It is very essential to educate the students about the negative impacts of social media because they were getting deviated from their goals & aspiration because of the over usage of social networking websites.

Not only the students but also social media is wasting productive time for employees & staff. As you know the over usage of anything impacts badly even over the consumption of food makes an individual ill & unhealthy. Similarly too much exercise. Likewise over usage of social media will impact not only to an individual but also to their family, country & nation.

These days parents are not spending much time with their children because they were very busily engaged with their professional lives that's why the students are getting diverted to social media in which they think it contains joy & fun. They were not knowing when to stop & where to stop.

Instead of learning yoga & meditation the students are habituated to posting selfies, comments, likes & shares.

It is very difficult to sign up from social media if we are addicted to it.

Yashashree Joshi said:   2 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm Yashashree Joshi from Pune.

I would like to give my opinion on this topic.

Social media has a very positive and powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. Most importantly social media is helping the poor ones to educate themselves and creators to show their talent. During the pandemic, social media have proved a boon to many from finding jobs on Linkedin to hospital beds, vaccines to help our close people. Students can learn anywhere, anytime and from any teacher they want to globally. Business can be increased via digital marketing. We can stay connected to our dear ones even if they are miles away from us. Students who live in rural areas where transport was an issue earlier had to travel and waste 2-3 hrs to reach school or classes, now because of online teaching and classes on youtube they can save their time and money.

And like these, there are many things which social media have made us accessible at the very cheapest price.

But when I want to tell about the cons then before that I would like to say that "It's always upon us how we use anything".

Yeah, there are phishing, cyber-attacks, misuse of it. Youngsters are getting addicted to it, depression, loneliness, etc and for some, the definition of social media is " Your distraction is my attention".

Everything in this world has some kind of disadvantages but when it comes to social media then those cons are created by us. We can limit its use and control it.

So, I would like to conclude that the impact social media is creating and had created is worthy. Even if it has cons but its pros outweigh its cons.

Thank you! Jai hind!

Shweta said:   5 years ago
Hello everyone. I am glad to start the discussion. The Topic given to us is 'Impact of Social Networking Sites ' is really an Interesting topic.

From my point of view, social networking sites like fb, whatsap, twitter, insta are connecting people around the globe. Since people are really busy now a days because of the hectic schedules and they don't get time to talk to their loved ones, friends and relatives who lives far away from them, Social networking is really helping connecting to people. But there are some cons also, People are getting addicted to social networking sites, even living in the same home they don't even communicate/interact properly with their family members, skips the daily meals that they used to have together. Not only the teenagers but even their parents are getting more addicted. Also some people are using social networking sites recklessly and posts grossly offensive or menacing information hurting religious sentiments. There were so many people who were arrested for sharing offensive info on Twitter, Fb, etc. Now the govt of India has restricted the type of content anybody shares on social sites and Its a crime under the contentious section 66 A IT Act to post such kind of information. Thus now people are becoming more aware.

Though We had a good discussion but could not reach the consensus. There are also cons for using social networking sites but we cannot forget the pros basically we need to be aware while using these sites to protect ourselves from the adverse effects. Thank you.

Mirsha said:   4 months ago
Hi guys,

Basically, when it comes to social media we all have our own opinions. Everything has its own positive and negative side when it comes to social media we can say that, whether it is positive or negative depends on the user's purpose. This social networking platform helps us to connect with a large group of people and we can get benefited. For example, if you have any clarification regarding any job or career you can get clarified with the help of these social networking platforms.

Nowadays everything, almost everything is available on social media. (basically in the mobile phone). Almost everyone is having a smartphone in their hands. It also helps them to learn and develop skills and knowledge.

In the time when we don't have these cell phones that is the smartphone, many people were not able to change their lives but now, almost everyone has got some idea to develop their living to improve their living. These have become possible because of this technology.

Technology nowadays helps a lot of people to grow their businesses and value their creativity and so on. It also helps a lot of people to know about themselves.

Even, through social media, we are able to help a lot of people with their education or else someone with a disease.

So we should consider the large positive side of the social networking platform and the upgrading technology, instead of looking at the negative side we can give awareness of the positive views of these technology and social networking platforms.

Thank you.

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