Advantages And Disadvantages Of Social Media

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Social Media Paper
Cynthia Wise
HUM/186
August 27, 2017
ALLYSON WELLS

Social Media Paper
Today, it is very easy to obtain information of any kind. Thanks to the convergence and development of technology. “The Internet”, which today is one of the easiest ways to obtain quick information without allot of effort. There are millions of people from around the world that use the Internet as a tool to communicate, search, and find information on about any topic imaginable. (Aynur, Nejat, 2015). In this Essay on Social Media, we will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of easily obtainable information, the advantages and disadvantages of social media, and importantly how knowing of these things can alter how a person might use social media, as well as the credibility issues that arise from the information on the Internet.
The advantages and disadvantages of easily obtainable information, is convenience. By having newer communication technologies like social media, it has become the everyday norm to obtain information on social media instantaneously. Which is one advantage, everyone is into convenience, fast, like yesterday, (myself included), obtainable information is just that “convenient”. Everything is right at your fingertips, for example, an individual can be in one place and catch the latest news headline or editorial, while at the same time listening to their favorite tunes, view that video and share it all at the same time. An awesome multitasking advantages. Back in the day, the news would be read in a newspaper or viewed on your television, on the radio, or in the car on the way to work Listening to your favorite song would also be played either on your Walkman, in the car, or at home. Another advantage is the easily obtained information we receive off social media, it has become an expectancy more than an advantage, it’s known as the all information quick source, that includes information about serious topics, like circulating up-to-date minute information about cholera outbreaks in Haiti, identifying clearer water resources during the outbreak, (Fox 2011), Health professionals and health organizations are also seeing the advantages of adopting social media because of its seen as an
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