The social media dilemma
T he advert of internet has created a space for the introduction of social media which includes face book, twitter, LinkedIn and many more. Social media is usually defined as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
The internet and social media provide people with a range of choices and benefits to empower themselves in a variety of ways. Many people can maintain social connections and support networks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, and can access more information. The communities and social interactions people form online can be invaluable for bolstering and developing people’s self-confidence and social skills.
Social networking services can provide an accessible and powerful toolkit for highlighting and acting on issues and causes that affect and interest young people. Social networking services can be used for organizing activities, events, or groups to showcase issues and opinions and make a wider audience aware of them.
It acts as a very powerful tool and works mostly outside the periphery of the main stream media.
However people can always use the social media in the negative ways. The recent uploading of the pictures of the Bumthang victims which went viral over the social media was a matter of great concern. The police authorities have been cracking down on those who are circulating the pictures and will be charged under malicious mischief.
But the greater issue here is the moral responsibility of the individual using the social media. It is said that social media needs a better management right from the individual level. The other thing that might be more important is the awareness programs that are needed to be provided to the general public .The responsibility to use it in the right way starts from us. It is inherent to the individual to use social networking constructively to the norms that suits our society the best.
Responsible, sensible use of social networking services can result in lots of fun, catching up with old friends, and making new business contacts.
However it is always advisable to use this important tool in the right way that will benefit the individual and society at large. We must be extra careful in the ways of using it in the right way as who knows you may be the next victim.