Impact of Social Media
Can’t leave social media for a moment? You need detox right now.
Social media has been around since the beginning of the twentieth century. At the present time, its impact and spread cannot be ignored. Social media family members such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are respected by everyone from 8 to 80.
Nowadays, leaving the house without the need to chat with friends is like a memory of the past! Sitting at home all day just doing office and household chores, and realizing the fear with it, the infection spread! The Internet is now our only hope to reduce the constant tension and keep a close eye on the world of friends and acquaintances. As a result, most of the day is spent scrolling on the screen of the mobile, and we do not even understand when life is completely dependent on social media!
Do you also spend most of the day on social media? Sometimes seeing social media updates makes you gasp but can’t leave? After posting something, how many likes and comments do you keep making? If this is the case, then your life is becoming very dependent on social media and you need social media detox right now.
Social Media Detox:
How do you know if you want to take a break from social media?
Do you share every moment of your life on social media without any thought? Remember, in order to enjoy life, don’t compete to share every moment of it on social networks.
You have a phone in your hand at every moment:
Is it your habit to check the phone every second? In between work, talking to friends, waking up in the middle of the night to keep an eye on social networks, but what you see, why you see, do not know yourself? If this happens but force yourself and consciously keep yourself away from the phone! Keep the phone away while staying with family members or sleeping. Set a time for yourself to watch social media, promise not to watch the phone outside of it. If you can do this for fifteen days continuously, the intoxication will decrease even a little.
Tingling in the wrists, back, neck:
Nowadays there is a lot of pain in the wrists, fingers, or back and neck? Is the pain increasing when scrolling on mobile? If so but you are scrolling more than necessary. Take a break. Stay away from the screen for a while even if forced. Start with ten minutes, then gradually increase the time!
Social media comments affect you:
Do you suffer from depression if you don’t get the desired comments or not at all? Or is it a problem if you can’t compete with any other social media friend in terms of makeup, cooking, or opinions? If so, but it’s time to think about social media. Surely you don’t want social media to control your personality.
Repeatedly edit the post?
Long posts are different. But do you have to edit Charline’s post many times? Repeatedly find some flaws? Just feel like you can’t express yourself properly on social media? This means that it is time to take a break from social media. Get out of virtual life and look at the realities of what you are missing out on there! You have to understand that the world does not depend on social media.
The impact of social media on human relationships:
Correspondence is the oldest means of social communication. The revolution in social communication came as a result of the invention of the telephone. Then comes the fax. Mobile phones give a new dimension to communication. As the general public’s access to the Internet increases, so do the Internet and computer technology-based social communication platforms. The first attempt at Internet-based virtual communication Six Degrees (1997). My Space came in 2002. Facebook (2004) became very popular to change the concept of social media. YouTube (2005), Tweeter (2007), and Instagram (2010) add new dimensions to social networks.
Besides, new platforms and tools of social media are opening the door of diversity every day. Thanks to social media, the number of internet users is increasing worldwide. Currently, 456 million people in the world use the Internet, of which over 350 million people are connected to the national social media Facebook and YouTube. The number of users is increasing at a rate of 9% every year. Netizens spend an average of 144 minutes a day on social media. 500 million tweets per day, 6000 per minute. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. 81% of small and medium businesses today depend on social networks in one way or another. Social marketing ideas are fast becoming popular.
There is no doubt that due to information technology and social networking, people’s communication has become uninterrupted. This medium has brought the distance closer, brought it closer. Now is the time to assess the impact that this free flow of technology has had on human relationships.
In particular, the relationship that is heartfelt, its impact is now to be judged. The world’s largest research institutes have already started working on this. An alarming picture emerges from the study.
Research shows that social media has made people anti-social. In fact, as the opportunities for virtual communication increase, so do human relationships. People are moving away to get closer. As the web of relationships expands, people become more and more oblivious to the value of relationships. Now the relationship is loose, heartless. Clarissa Silva, a humanities researcher, and behavioral scientist said:
“Social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, anxiety, depression, narcissism, and decreased social skills.”
The unbridled use of social media is causing the loss of emotions and feelings in human relationships. The negative impact of love is the most. The cries of lack of communication, the agony of waiting, and the reunion after anxiety, that everlasting form of love is absolutely useless in this age. In particular, the social communication system has dragged human love from the emotional world to the physical land.
Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay told the people of love not to hide their eyes. There may be a basis for the saying ‘hide the mind if you hide the eyes’. Although physical presence is the basis of relationships, research has shown that information technology discourages people from engaging in physical contact. Today’s people have forgotten that virtual messages or words are not equivalent to face-to-face conversations. Physical or tactile, whether it is love or affection, cannot be a substitute for a sign of virtual reaction. But the people of the time want to be satisfied with the physical presence or the virtual process of taxation.
How he is, what he is doing, what he is thinking, all these will make each other feel heartless in the anxious thoughts, this is the happiness of love. But with the constant communication of information technology and social media, today’s human beings have forgotten to embrace each other with deep feelings. In this age, love is not being refined by burning in the fire of separation. As a result, the lovers of the time are bankrupt in terms of heart feelings. Technology has torn apart the thread of the invisible energy that binds people to the feeling of separation.
Making friends on Social Media?
Smartphones, the internet, and social media have increased the number of people’s friends but have actually made him friendless. After the Industrial Revolution, people started lonely, and in the age of information technology, they have become extremely lonely. He is alone in the crowd of countless people. According to psychologists, a person can have a maximum of 15 good friends and 5 to 10 close friends. But now people have hundreds of friends on social networking platforms.
But no one understands that they are not real friends. People are not able to pay attention to close and genuine friends while having numerous virtual friends. Real friends are lost in the fascination of fake friends. He is pushing the people close to him to pull them away. That is why he has no friends or relatives in his homeland. With the return of social media, people are losing their social communication skills.
Mutual interaction is very important in human relations. Information technology is blocking this interaction. Even spouses and family members are swallowing social networking during interactions. Research has shown that with the proliferation of social networks, physical travel to people’s relatives’ homes is declining. Physical presence in social activities and communication is also discouraging people.
Many people want to avoid responsibility by leaving virtual messages instead of presence.
The result has been a qualitative transformation of social relations. This is loosening the bonds of the relationship. The sense of mutual responsibility is also becoming shaky. The result of virtual communication is negative as opposed to the positive result of direct personal communication. The place of understanding is going to be zero nowadays only due to a lack of direct communication.
What we can’t say easily for social reasons or for fear of the public eye, we say in the virtual world. I am easily involved in disputes over issues that I avoid. Because things are happening in the gaseous world where face-to-face hesitation doesn’t work. There are a lot of inaudible words on Facebook or Twitter that no one usually uses in the normal communication of society. The supernatural presence is slowing down the speed of our emotions.
In some words, giving a laughter sign on Facebook does not mean laughing, but giving a sad sign does not mean feeling pain in the heart. Funny people in stickers and emojis have watered down his emotions. Psychologists have named the young generation of the time as the cartoon generation. Cartoons have movement but no activism, no emotion. The current young generation is just like cartoons. Although there is excitement in their way of life, there is no touch of life.
Mutual trust and confidence are most important in a relationship.
Technology has axed the roots of this trust and confidence. The wall of mistrust is growing between husband and wife. Many are getting involved in immoral and unequal relationships. Studies in the United States have found that couples who spend more time on social media are more likely to have marital discord and divorce.
In our country too, especially due to the use of Facebook, marital and family quarrels are increasing. Being an outsider, divorce is happening. Violence and killings are also taking place in the context of false identities. Another demand of the relationship is mutual attention. The loved one draws attention to himself, wants to pay attention to him. But today’s people are focused on smartphones, tabs, computers, etc.
Studies have shown that a person checks a smartphone at hand at least once every two and a half minutes, turns on the screen without any reason or need. Mechanical devices grab their attention even when they are sitting face to face. The intensity of the relationship is interrupted as a result of time. Another special aspect of the relationship is privacy. Social media, especially Facebook, has hit privacy hard.
While modern information technology is a blessing in many respects, it is not a blessing in many ways in human relations. It will not be possible to shut down Facebook. People will not be able to move away from the virtual world. In this reality, we need to find ways to ensure controlled and rational use of social media now.
The positive impact of social media:
Millions of people have been attached through social media. At the touch of a finger, geographical distance is being erased, people are crossing the country-continent-ocean, merging, becoming monotonous, ignoring space-time-vessel.
The biggest contribution of social media is that every person has got a platform to speak for themselves. Being able to share one’s own opinions, feelings, and perceptions with others. From that point of view, social media has brought a social revolution in human society.
As we see the picture of the daily life of the common man, the picture of the survival of the individual, the struggle of life, is also emerging. Not only that, but we are also exchanging knowledge, science, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, etc. between people of different nations and cultures of the world. There is no denying that social media has since become one of the most trusted means of cultural exchange. Besides, social media is also axing the roots of various immoralities, superstitions of obstruction, and bigotry in society.
The negative impact of social media:
Even in such a good situation, the negative aspects of social media cannot be ignored. Rather, we should all be aware of this and make others aware. The biggest victims of social media are teenagers between the ages of 13-19. Knowingly or unknowingly, they are engaging in social media in such a way that in some cases their lives are in crisis. Spending hours on smartphones, laptops, or computers due to social media addiction. The detrimental effects of which are being reflected in their mental, social and physical development
Intense reluctance to study, lack of concentration, social interaction with peers are all severely hampered.
At the same time, in such a situation of children, anxiety, and fear are growing among the parents. As a result, it is also seen in family life extreme chaos.
Apart from students, people from all walks of life are becoming more and more infected through social networking. In their spare time, they refrain from reading books, listening to music, and watching dramas. Unknowingly, he is slowly becoming addicted to social media. Social media is helping to make people the main artisans of consumerist society. Social networking is constantly inspiring us to live a life of dazzling product, extremist, and unethical and arbitrary life.
Over time, social relationships become increasingly lifeless, dull, and numb, while in the virtual world, the web of false relationships will defeat the spider web. People are taking part in social media to forget their temporary loneliness and helplessness. But without knowing it, it is decaying like quicksand. Most social media users are stuck in the theory of self-promotion. There are some very exceptional people. If we are not careful in time, the danger is ours. So my appeal to you is to use social media properly and force others to use it properly. Let’s dream of building a new world of social service and welfare pledges with the help of social media.