Role of Social Media in Modern Life

As we all know that Media is a source of information and communication and Print media and electronic media are main forms of media.

Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology”(Brain Solis, Future Works)

In the fast growing world of communication, media has brought a great revolution. As this is the age of information, that’s why media catches too much importance and since media is the largest stakeholder as far as information is concerned.

Media can bring a great change in our society even have a great impact on an individual to nation’s mind. So it is media’s job to spread information, which it does brilliantly.

Media effects:

Our knowledge

Our attitude

Our behavior

Our emotions

Our political views

In which ways media influenced the society?

Media has badly influenced our society especially our new generation in many ways as like;

  • The time when children use media displaces, they could be doing physical activities, which is better than using social media devices. These displays minimize their physical activities, which have bad effects on children.
  • Children watch the food advertisements which influence them to make unhealthy food choices. Popular T.V characters attract the children and encourage them to eat more high-calorie food. Children eat snack excessively and they eat less healthy meals while watching the T.V. This habit may become the cause of different diseases as like weight gain, stomach issues etc.
  • Children are growing up too fast.

“Most little girls feel the pressure, often brought on by the media

 they watch, to look and act more like older teenagers.” (Girls Speak Out, January 2000)

The media is pushing girls to look, dress, makeup and act much older than they are. Their talking styles are also badly affected because their media idols do it. They are losing their childhood beauty.

  • There is another thing that media is happy to introduce younger children to an adult world without moral boundaries.
  • Music videos, movies, reality shows, commercial adds even video games are showing immoral data.

As media has the power to change the opinions of people, it can bring a great positive change in society. Media have access to people and it provides a lot of strength. This strength can either be used constructively by educating the people or it can be used destructively by misleading the innocent people.

Power of the media can be used as a ‘weapon of mass destruction because it can convert the whole society.

  • Media can aware the people about the basic human rights.
  • It can build up an environment of education.
  • It can promote discipline.

 

Education and discipline are keys to progress. This is the difference between a nation and a crowd. Media has changed the societies of the world. It has the capacity to change individuals’ minds according to the information provided through it.