Social media has had a tremendous effect in web. The web based applications like blog, forum helps people in expressing their views throughout the world. The news of events occurring in one part of the world can be spread easily to other parts of the world in no time through social media.
Similarly, if a person requires information be it about any subject or business or technology related matter, he/she can participate in the forums and get possible facts. Through social media, modern businesses can reach their target audience via online marketing and promotion. It is now possible to keep a note of the loyal customers and build a customer database through social media technologies in order to have precedence over the competitors. Students may refer to web based media to know more about their contemporaries and update themselves. At the time of emergency, people may refer to social media for possible solutions. Finding jobs is also easy nowadays through the use of this media over internet.
People using the social networking sites can keep in touch with distant friends and relatives. It has made the world a much smaller place to live in. It is no longer necessary to travel from one part of the world to the other part in order to have a conversation. Through social media one can easily strike a conversation.
However, it can have some repercussions as well. People might speak their minds on community forums, blogs or networking sites but at the same time must keep in mind that any of their statement does not hurt any community, religious sentiments or any political controversial issues. This might lead to undue shortfalls in its usage. The recent arrest of the 2 girls criticizing the shutdown in Mumbai on 18th November 2012 in a social networking site did raise concern over the use of freedom of expression right over internet. Government has taken steps regarding this issue. Through proper legislation and IT governance, the undue influences over the use of social media over the web can be checked. But at the same time it must be ensured by the jurisdiction that people shouldn?t get arrested when there isn?t any particular law for such incidents.
There might be differences of opinion among the people in different locations, however, if used carefully social media can prove to be a great boon to the society. It can create wider participation around the globe in fewer spans of time, thus saving time and money. It can serve as a platform for new inventions, economic development, and progress of the society as a whole around the world.
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