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Disadvantages of Social Media

By | October 2012
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Disadvantages Of Social Media

Social media can be define as “"a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological, multi -faceted, and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content." We are living in a world in which the social media is common and available to us. From Google to Facebook, the world has embraced the new tools that help us interact each day no matter where we are.

The first disadvantage of social media is potentially viral. In other words, when you have privet information to share with an audience, it can spread all around the world like brush fire. It is difficult and almost impossible to control the damage when you are dealing with social media. For example, an unidentified male put insulting video on the Internet about Muhammad the leader from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. This cause Muslims people to attack the U.S. embassy all over the world, In this case three Americans had been killed. This is only one example of many that appear on the social media everyday.

Another disadvantage is waste time because social media needs intensive labor. If you intend to build a brand and name through social media, you must be ready to spent time updating your audience with your opinions on the relevant issues of the day. For example, when I first opened an account with Facebook I realized that I had to put more time then I thought. Today I am using social media more then 50% of my time it is a waste of time I could use the time much better if I never opened an account on Facebook. Social media will never be able to beat dealing with consumers face-to-face.

Another disadvantage is negative affects among children. Constant online communication affects children, making it difficult for them to communicate and concentrate when they are away from the screen. Also, social media encourage interpersonal relations that...
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