“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master” – Christian Louis Lange
Whenever an immense change occurs in the world, it creates a debate over the nature of that change i.e. whether it is good or bad. There is no doubt that numerous changes have happened in the 21st century. The advanced technology is one of the biggest and revolutionary changes ever in the history of mankind.
While human beings were trying to adjust themselves according to the newest gadgets – computers and cell phones. A major invention happened and took the world by storm. Yes, I am talking about the internet and social networking. Today, we all have smartphones, Wi-Fi Systems & social media accounts which make everything only a tap away.
On one hand, it is tremendous to have the world on our fingers. However, it has its negativities as well. Let’s get through the pros and cons of social networking and internet and try to save ourselves from bad and get most of the good.
Pros of Social Networking and Internet
More Connectivity With People
Whenever it comes to social networking, the first thing that pops into my head is more chances of connectivity! In fact, I have found so many of my old friends I lost contact with. There is nobody who doesn’t use Facebook, right? It helps us to stay in touch with people who left the city. On the other hand, Twitter helps us to find new people who have same interests. Sometimes you find really good friends in this virtual world!
More and More News
Now you don’t have to wait for the six o’clock news to know what goes on in the world. Nor you need to read the newspaper every morning to stay updated. If you want to know about something, just jump on social media – it’s become that simple.
More Business Opportunities
With the advancement of technology, it has become easier to advertise and sell your products. In fact, there are numerous businesses which entirely rely on social networks as it brings more opportunities for every business person.
Cons of Social Networking and Internet
Too Much Information
We all follow our family and friends on different social media platforms and sometimes it overwhelms us. Too many pictures, videos, and information make everything messy and noisy. Although, human beings are sociable creatures we all crave for solitude, too.
Cyber Bullying and Peer Pressure
There are many teens and adults who strive hard to fit themselves in the world of social media today. It is the peer pressure to do things in a certain way or act in a particular manner. It even leads to anxiety and depression which is worse than any offline setting.
Procrastination and Distraction
The more we get addicted to social networking, the lazier we become. We are always on our smartphones or laptops, scrolling Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. It makes us focus less on important things like driving, doing homework, finishing piles of work, cooking etc.