What is social media, its advantages and disadvantages?

 Social media means to connect with people through social communication. This is just like Physical Network, just this network happens in Online. Since the present era is of online, people use this social media to communicate among themselves, to increase contact or to exchange their favourite things and information.

In simple language, then it happens that there are some websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other networks. We know about networks, if we do not know, then it is nothing but to connect with other things. For example, blogging network, business network.

That's why today I thought that why don't you guys know about what is social media and how it has become a main part of our life. Just to give complete information about this thing, today I have chosen this topic, so what is the delay, let's start.

What is Social Media?

Social Media is also known as Social Media Service. This means connecting with your friends and relatives using the Internet. Where you exchange friendship, relationship, education, interests with each other.

With this we can know about the incidents happening in the country and abroad. With this, we can know about each other's interests and can also explore them.

Social media

Definition of social media

Social media is understood to be the convenience of those websites and applications that we provide to users like you, so that we and you can easily create and share content of yourself and others. At the same time, we connect with each other and participate through social networking channels.

Social Media Basics

Generally, Social Mediaing Services allow users to create a profile. We can mainly divide them into two broad categories.

1) Internal Social Media (ISN)

2) External Social Media (ESN)

Internal Social Media (ISN)

ISN is mainly closed and private community where small amount or small amount of people are connected, it is like a community among those same people. Here "invitation" is required to join this network. And you can join them only after getting the invitation.

For example, any Education group, Photography group or Hacking Community or any Secret Forum.

External Social Media (ESN)

Whereas ESN is mainly open and public community, where people are connected in large quantity or large dam, it is also like a community between these people. Here anyone can join this network who want to join it.

 It mainly attracts the advertisers to itself as there is more traffic here. Users can add their picture here and can also become “friends” with other people. For example Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, Ask etc.

Often in social media, until a user confirms to other people, they cannot be linked among themselves.

Features of social media

Social Media Services are mainly Web-Based Services. Which allow people to create a public or semi-public profile within a limited system. With this, they get this facility that how they get the facility to share their contents with others.

The nature and nomenclature of these connections vary from one site to another. Along with this, it helps us to meet with each other and those things which we cannot tell through our voice, we can convey that message to others with the help of this.

How is it used as a Business Model?

We know this very well that where there is good traffic, a good business model can be prepared only there. In the same way, the concept of Pages and Groups is also there on Social Netwok. If there are more people on your account then you can convert it into one page.

With this, advertisers can contact you to place their ads on those pages of yours. In this way you can build a good business on your social account.

Types of social media

Now let us understand what are the types of social media in the end :-

Business applications

Using social media properly is very beneficial for entrepreneurs and small business. With this, he can grow his business with many people. They can also use social media to advertise their products.

Because Social Medias operate all over the world, so with the help of this we can contact with people located in any country of the world and increase our business.

Medical applications

Many health professionals use social media to manage their institutional knowledge. With this, they can highlight their doctors and institutions in front of the people. With this, they can also share their knowledge with other people.


Social mediaing services are now being used for criminal and legal investigations. Information that is located in sites such as MySpace and Facebook is used in investigation by the police.

Use of social media for social good

Many social services use social media in the right way because they know very well that a lot of people come on social media and look for good posts. With this, if they talk to them about their social service, then some people may agree to join them in this good work.

Due to this, the number of his audience increases even more and his followers too. By working together more like minded people (people of similar thinking) they can easily achieve many seemingly impossible goals. And can do something different and better for this society.

What are the Risks of Using Social Media?

Where the use of social media helps us to take advantage of many possibilites such as increasing contact with our friends, getting to know about the world closer, knowing about cultures, long-distance relationships, etc. At the same time, it also brings with it many such risks, about which it is very important for us to know.

They say that the coin has two sides, similarly using social media can become equally risky if we do not know how to use it. Because we can find many such frauds and molesters in online who can ensnare us by pretending to be friends and make us do wrong things. So let's know something more about this.

Main risks that can be caused by the use of social media

1. Loss of your privacy: All the data, information, photo, video or file that we upload on social media becomes a part of it, which later becomes part of administrators' files. In return, if ever a hacker hacks that system, then he can easily get all our data and can also use it wrongly. Therefore, never save all your information on any social media.

2. Access to Inappropriate (unwanted) content: Since we have less control over our network, the information we see on the Internet may also contain bad and inappropriate content in front of us, even if we do not want to. They can be of any religion such as violent, sexual, or any things related to nerves etc. These things can also be published or shared by other people on social media in the form of links, notices.

3. Harassment by Colleagues, acquaintances or strangers: Here the main two fundamental cases can be seen.

Cyberbullying: Harassment which is done by any colleagues or strangers in this network by threats, insults, etc.

Cybergrooming: These are mainly done by adults with minors so that they can get their photos and information from them, which can later be used to achieve their work.

Benefits of social media

Now let's know something about the benefits of social media :-

• Social media can be used to advertise something.

• School activities can also be done easily, even if all the members are from different provinces.

• Even if our relatives or friends are living far away, we can easily contact them with the help of social media and that too at very low cost.

• Even we can interact with people located in other cities, states or countries.

• We can easily send and receive them from diverse files (such as photographs, documents, etc.).

• Can make new friends who belong to a different culture.

• It helps us to interact in real time.

• With the help of Social Medias, political parties are running their online campaigns nowadays.

• Here we can create discussion and debate forums and interact with each other

• It helps us to do collaborative learning.

• It helps commercial networks to reach their products to the people.

• This also helps the police to do their investigation smoothly.

Disadvantages of social media

Now let's know something about the disadvantages of social media:-

• Privacy is a big issue of Social Media.

• Here any unknown and dangerous person can get access to all your personal information and which he can also misuse later.

• By using it, you start separating yourself from your family and friends because you spend a lot of your time online.

• You can also misstate your age to enter social media, so that you inadvertently bring yourself closer to the online molester. Because you do not have that much understanding at this young age and those people can take the wrong use of them.

• Possibility of creating a Fake Account increases more.

• It keeps on pulling you towards you unknowingly and later you become its slave.

• Real relation suffers a lot from this.

• Excessive use of computers and gadgets also has a bad effect on your health.

What is the future of social media?

Since we are living in the technological world where all the things we use are full of technology. Therefore the future of social media is also very bright. Its use has increased significantly over the years. Today people know less about their neighbors but more about the neighbors of others.

If seen, this social media is nothing but the communication happening in the virtual world. Where we have virtually many friends, there are communities, etc. Slowly everything is moving more towards the virtual world. In such a situation, the day is not far when all our things will be available in social media.