The Importance of Social Media.

By Marisela Patino


Social media is a very important part of our daily lives. We use it for many purposes:

Watching the news, communication, investigations, etc. Many people talk bad about it, many others speak wonderfully of it, but something everybody agrees upon is that overall it has its pros and cons.


Benefits:

  • Faster and very diverse information

  • Effective and quicker ways of communication or information spreading

  • Easier learning tools: you can basically read about almost anything at any time.


Non-benefits

  • Problems can be created easier

  • There could easily be misinformation.

  • If it is not use properly, you could be in danger: there are people who use social media for lewd purposes such as human trafficking.


The most widely used social networks are:

  • Facebook with 2,230,000,000 users per month

  • Youtube with 1,900,000,000 users per month

  • Instagram with 1,000,000,000 users per month


What is social media mostly used for?

  • Entertainment

  • Business

  • Education


We can conclude that despite social media having its advantages and disadvantages; it is a true necessity in today’s society due to the advancements technology has made and will continue to make.