The social media is the most common way for communicationand pretty much of knowing anything and everything in the world these days andits rapidly growing. It changes and influences all people in a unique manner.Some people may argue that social media has a horrific impact on children andyoung adults, and that it negatively affects on their brains, character, orpersonalities, while most people see that social media has an extra tremendouseffect on them than a negative one.
Moreover, social media have helped manypeople worldwide to connect, or re-connect with each other as social media is anew way of keeping in touch with loved ones and everything or strengtheningbonds between long-distance relationships. A research1by YAW-CRC’s partner organisations (researchers from the Inspire Foundation,University of Western Sydney and Murdoch University) illustrates social mediacan be used to educate younger lives, a voice in society, enabled more younglives to be creative and innovative, has given teens the ability to honedifferent skills that are important in the real world and gives teens theskills to become more confident and independent. Additionally, social media isused to improve debating and discussion skills in a local, national orinternational context as this help’s younger lives to develop public ways ofpresenting themselves. YAW-CRC’s research also revealed that social media canprovide younger lives with opportunities to learn how to function successfullyin a community, navigating public social pace and developing social standardsand skills as participants in peer groups. This article2by Steve Campbell (a member of MUO) demonstrates social media permit people tocommunicate with easily and effectively with close friends or even closerfamily members worldwide as social media have the power to open the world up tousers, making it a smaller place than it has ever been before.
Moreover,another research3 byDavid Randall (a British journalist and author of The Universal Journalist)shows social media offers opportunities for creating and maintainingrelationships, whether with family, friendships or partners as over a third ofcouples marrying someone they met online. For example, app like Tinder4can help people’s love lifestyles by way of exposing to ability dates theymight not gave met through the usual day to day-to-day routines as users canchoose which people in which age group and social circles they need to meet.Another example: Facebook that is giving its user the opportunity to maintainrelationships with friends and family regardless of distance as Facebookspermits its users to share in other life’s life experiences. In contrast tothis online communication can help children’s or teens who are travellingabroad or going away to university, couples who are in long distance relationshipscan stay connected and be part of each other lives through social mediaplatforms. Alternatively, an article5by Steven Morris (He is a reporter for the Guardian) illustrates older peopleusing social media improves cognitive capability, increase a sense ofself-competence and could have a have a beneficial typical impact onintellectual health as social media makes them feel less isolated. In addition,in the article Margaret Keohane6(she is 70 years old, have six children’s and is grandmother of 23 fromSomerset) said “it’s brought fun to my life, changed my life since I begunusing social media”. This revels social media platforms/tools have changed theways people interact with each other as people can communicate easily, quicklyaccess information and spread news simply by logging on their favourite socialmedia platform. On the contrary, a research7by James A.
Griesemer (He is a Professor and current chair of the department ofPhilosophy at the University of California), shows social media help increaseprofessional development opportunities, it will engage the students, help themmake real world connections between what they’re learning and future careerpaths. Additionally, social media can help teacher to improve theircommunication with students through social media platforms e.g. Facebook groupmessages or chats as teachers can create a Facebook page for a class and canpost events, notes and assignment due dates. Another example: Twitter postsupplementary materials, such as links to relevant articles and videos, thatstudents can access outside of class on their mobile or home devices and ifteachers use a hashtag with tweets, will help students fellow a conversationand see every tweet on that topic, if the tweet contains the chosen hashtag.This will link students with subject matter experts and professional in certainfields helping students from links between what the learn in the classroom andwhere that knowledge can take them in college or maybe in university.
Incontrast to this, students can monitor other students on social media feeds forideas on new instructional social media, trends and support. As well as parentscan communicate with students if they might find that a lesson is relevant orinteresting, and could choose to share their knowledge or contribute to theconversation. Social media is a completely amusing outlet for people asthey have lot of opportunities to create and maintain connections. Social mediainfluences people to share their personalities with one another as it is up tothem to use it effectively.
Whether it is through text, Facebook, Instagram,Twitter or Snapchat, gaining knowledge of someone in this manner gives peoplethe opportunity to consider about how they prefer to reply as being able to talkwith confidence allows people to expose their qualities and allow others to seea side of them they’ll no longer display in everyday communication face toface. The significance of using social media is to enhance pre-existingrelationships and allows join new faces, giving opportunities to shareinterests, passions and personality. Also for people to be engaging on socialmedia platforms is a new adventure as exploring a new place where differentskills are needed or wanted. 1 http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/141862/20160405-1343/www.youngandwellcrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/The-Benefits-of-Social-Networking-Services.pdf2 https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-locationbased-alternatives-foursquare/3 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/we-just-clicked-more-and-more-couples-are-meeting-online-and-marrying-8650770.html4 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/unwritten-rules-tinder_n_3689441.html5 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/dec/12/study-finds-social-media-skype-facebook-use-beneficial-overall-health-elderly6 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/dec/12/study-finds-social-media-skype-facebook-use-beneficial-overall-health-elderly7 http://asq.org/edu/2014/03/best-practices/using-social-media-to-enhance-students-learning-experiences.pdf