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Review: Social Media

Review: Social Media

| On 28, Jan 2018

Social media, a recent development for humans. Social media developed during the 2000’s. Six degrees was the first modern social networking website, no longer functional. Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries.

There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there.

There are sites to share photos, videos, status, updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends.

It seems there are social solutions to just about every need. Nowadays there are social and user-generated sites for just about every activity you can imagine. There are social shopping sites like voonik, limeroad whose ads keep on appearing on social networking sites with details of there products liked by your friends. Social financial planning sites like fundsIndia.com that help you plan your financials online. There are sites for getting book, movie, app and other reviews. You can even find a second hand book sellers or people who like to read books to exchange your books with them. Sites like drimsa.com to share your goals and meet like-minded people. Sites like blablacar.in to plan your travels and share them with others. You might find new friends by the time your road trip ends. And you have sites to help you make decisions on just about everything.

Social media has become a huge a part of lives of millions of people worldwide. Whether it’s something as simple as looking reviews of movies from people (instead of professional movie reviewers) or getting advice on major life decisions, there are social sites out there to provide you with the information you seek.

Even on general purpose social networks and social media sites like Twitter there are thousands of ways to get input on just about anything. Whether Railways is worth travelling or who will win the next elections or what will the next budget be like or will cryptocurrencies are here to stay in 2018 or not.

Next time you have a question about something, rather than searching on google, try on Twitter. It might happen that you find a better answer for it that google.

As social media has grown in popularity and become mainstream, it has been faced with growing controversy and criticism.

The main criticisms seem to fall around stalkers, child predators and privacy & security concerns.
Social networks and other sites have to rapidly respond to user concerns over privacy and security. With the information in an average social media profile, it would not be inconceivable for a hacker to illegally gain enough information about a person to steal their identity or otherwise cause problems.

Social media has become a mainstream online activity. Even celebrities today use twitter, facebook, Instagram on a regular basis. Social media has become an integral part of how people connect with the world around them.

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