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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

It would not be wrong to classify social media as one of the greatest inventions of technology. It has opened up new possibilities, ones that hadn’t even been imagined before. But again, like all other pieces of technology, it isn’t without its advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? The term itself is self-explanatory. Social+media. “Social”, in this context, refers to the society. “Media” refers to a medium of communication. Hence, social media refers to interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. Advantages of Social Media Connectivity The first and main advantage of social media is connectivity. People from anywhere can conn...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic
Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout history, humans have witnessed several deadly diseases that have created monumental destruction to mankind. Influenza, bubonic plague, and smallpox are some of the examples that have killed millions and millions of people. In 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread like wildfire impairing the entire world. As of now, there are over a million cases of the disease detected across two hundred countries and territories. Suffice to say, this has caused a considerable amount of panic among the masses, as it should. What is interesting to note, however, is that this is the first time a pandemic has been covered and reported extensively through the internet and social media. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? Social media is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as forms of electro...
Advantages of Social Media for Business
Finance and Business

Advantages of Social Media for Business

The internet is an ever-present entity in each and every one of our lives. It has helped bridge the gap between people and connected them to each other. Social media is one of the tools of the internet that connects people to each other. And social media for business is a concept that has gained popularity with a shift from traditional advertising strategies. Social media is the collective use of websites and computer applications that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet. This is done via different electronic devices like computers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. It is a wonderful platform for applying marketing strategies for a business. Hence, this social media marketing (SMM) is becoming very popular these days. In other words, it is nothing but the...