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Social media is now a source of communication and aims to find long-lost friends and family.

But the advantages and disadvantages of social media depends on the user himself how to
respond. Social Media or social network is a social structure that is formed from nodes (generally
are individuals or organizations) bound by one or more specific types of relationships such as
values, visions, ideas, friends, descendants, and so forth.

Advantages of Social Media


There are so many ways that social media has changed our lives for the better, including:
a. The role and future of social media is to maintain simple interactions that are easier
between people. Friends who have lost contact can be connected to each other and always
stay in touch. I myself can find old friends and new friends who are far from where I am.
Can talk online with other people from various countries and get to know their culture,
language and way of life. This is the best platform to get to know people from different
traditions. Social media also has many privacy settings that help people to categorize their
friends or family. This media helps the person stay in touch with friends all the time and
share together.
b. Children and young people will be motivated to learn to develop themselves through
friends they meet online, because they interact and receive feedback from each other.
c. Communication at a very low cost
d. Make money from social media such as utilizing online selling on Facebook, Twitter. It
could also be to develop and promote their online store ideas for branding.
e. Various pictures and videos that can be seen to be an inspiration to make albums and
videos, and post them on your profile.
f. Social media can relieve stress because of the many online games that exist on social
media.
Disadvantages of Social Media
Although social media brings many benefits to all people, it also has disadvantages. - Children
and young people become lazy learning to communicate in the real world. The level of
understanding of the language becomes disturbed. If the child communicates too much in
cyberspace.
a. Social networking sites will make children and adolescents more selfish. They become
unaware of the environment around them, because most of them spend time on the internet.
This can result in being less empathetic in the real world.
b. For children and adolescents, there are no spelling and grammar rules on social networking
sites. This makes it even more difficult for them to distinguish between communicating on
social networking sites and in the real world.
c. Social networking sites are fertile ground for people who have the intention to commit a
crime. We will never know whether someone we just known to our children on the internet
uses true identity or not.
d. Social media requires people to create their own profiles. These profiles are created from
the personal details of someone who can be misused by strangers.