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Essay, Paragraph, Article on “World With or Without Social Media” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

World – With or Without Social Media


There was a time when the term ‘Social Media’ wasn’t even coined. A time when there was plenty of time available with everyone, when the most amazing news, gossips, stories, myths, and realities used to traversed from one mouth to the other. Most interesting and engaging narratives were granny’s fables. Man to man communication was the most prominent medium of information sharing. People used to write letters for formal as well as informal purposes which used to reach to its destination in weeks. Listening to national or international news was solely dependent on All India Radio and some scarcely available news papers. Communication was a time taking process altogether.


Slowly this scenario changed and the place of All India Radio and and news papers were acquired by one of the most incredible innovation of human mind, television. Developing cities and growing Villages started influxing with televisions. Information diffused widely and more prominently to every nook and corner of our country. First, black & white and then, the coloured boxes captured the prime location of every household. Whole families started sitting together on predetermined time slots to watch their favourite television shows on DD National and other private channels. Cable and Dish connections became the first demand of people of different ages. Apart from television, news papers also grew tremendously. Their availability, affordability and expention towards regional languages brought them closer to the common man. Other print mediums, like weekly and monthly journals and magazines covering various topics of different genres started appearing on large scale. The appetite of knowledge and information mostly satiated through all these stuff.


Then came a time when information gathering and sharing changed its course substantially and the whole phenomenon of communication and news dissemination got circumscribed around Social Media. Affordable and easy excess to internet led to mass level data penetration. It became a cinch for a layman to search the latest news over internet and be updated about everything happening around the globe.


Undoubtedly, this transpiration brought some splendid vicissitude in the manner Communication had been done so far in the world and in India. Some statistics show the  estimated number of social network users in India in 2019 will be around 258.27 million, up from close to 168 million in 2016. In just two years almost hundred million new users will be on social media platform. Facebook, alone, is projected to reach close to 319 million users in India by 2021. Isn’t it quite incredible?


Some of the most popular social networking sites in India and across the globe are, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Skype, and Instagram. If we talk about the benefits and advantages of these social networks, there are many such perks. To name a few, we can dodge on the grounds of these things:


It has narrowed down the distance between individuals. A man sitting in New York can chat anytime with his siblings in India instantly.


While in the past, it took days to send a photograph through post or courier, now any number of pictures can be sent anywhere in the world in seconds.


Now, one doesn’t need to wait for a newspaper or news channel to get updated about the latest news. One can easily get whatever one wants on one’s finger tips.


From watching movies to listening music, from sports to literature, from scientific knowledge to entertainment dose, everything is available on these social media platforms.


But, it’s not as if these social media tools don’t have demerits. In fact, they do have plenty of them. Letters lost its place to instant messaging and even telephonic conversations are falling prey to live chats on internet.


Information influx has caused unprecedented stress on humans. Right from the morning, throughout the day and till late night people find themselves indulge in their smart phones.


Once a curious mind which eagerly aspired for new orientations now wants to get some free time for itself. Our lives have been trapped in the net of networks. A village dweller living in a remote location, doesn’t even know that his personal data, his identity, his predilection, dislikes, everything is getting monitored and stored on social networking websites. And, the biggest dilemma is that we are willingly providing these sensitive personal data in order to be ahead in the league of modernity.


I would like to mention Roxane Gay, an American writer’s view here, “Social media is something of a double-edged sword. At its best, social media offers unprecedented opportunities for marginalized people to speak and bring much needed attention to the issues they face. At its worst, social media also offers, ‘Everyone’ an unprecedented opportunity to share in collective outrage without reflection.”


By and media is quite similar to fire, it is an extremely good slave but an extraordinarily bad master.





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