Essay about Is Social Media Safe?

2044 Words Mar 5th, 2016 9 Pages
IS SOCIAL MEDIA SAFE ANYMORE?
(An Analysis of Social Media and the present day hazards related to it)

I Introduction
It is surprising for us to find how our life has changed unless one day we stop and look at how we used to live four or five years ago. With scientific advancements in every phase of life, the Internet, more particularly social media has proved to be a revolution. Social media has indeed brought the world closer and turned it into a global village. Information travels within the blink of an eye. Gone are the days of telegrams and letters. With text messaging applications and various social media, people from all around the world have gotten close. In just a decade, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram have put personal lives, photo albums and CVs online. It has helped people find life partners, jobs, friends, entertainment and interests. Social Media has made news accessibility easier and more convenient. It has helped people getting updated about the lives of their near and dear ones. It has helped us find old and lost friends. With countless advantages and appeal, social media has found its own audience which is, not surprisingly, very large. As of January 2016, 1.55 billion people have been registered to be using social networks. There are about 143 million social media users in India alone, with 73% of them being between the ages of 12-17 years. Social media has also helped many new entrepreneurs starting off their businesses. Social media not only helps…

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