Social media replacing traditional media?

Social media replacing traditional media?
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Social media is slowly replacing traditional media, say studiesAccording to Statista, it is estimated that around 277 billion people re using social media in the world It was 246 billion in 2017 Social media is used for multiple purposes From sharing information to entertainment social media has it all According to experts, todays generation prefers social media than traditional media

Hyderabad: Social media is slowly replacing traditional media, say studies.According to Statista, it is estimated that around 2.77 billion people re using social media in the world. It was 2.46 billion in 2017. Social media is used for multiple purposes. From sharing information to entertainment social media has it all. According to experts, today’s generation prefers social media than traditional media because it is accessible everywhere and information is shared within seconds in social media.

It is standing as a platform for a commoner to express his/her on everything. It is giving an opportunity to discuss on a global platform.Social media has also changed the way of living. From communication to business, it has had a huge impact on the society. Most of the business organisations have online sites because it has a huge reach and it costs less than advertisements in traditional media. Communication has become easy round the world.

Apart from advantages, social media has also has many disadvantages. Studies say that it is becoming an addiction to children. Cyber crimes are increasing and most of the victims are between the age group of 14 years – 18 years. There are sites which post suicidal sites and are encouraging adolescents to go into depression and sometimes commit suicide. One can’t believe everything that is shared on social media. There are chances of fake news being circulated and misleading the users.

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