Social Media's Role In Our Society

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Social media plays a dominant role in our society and even our daily lives. Social media means a channel people use to connect to each other for sharing, creating and exchanging information and ideas. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tagged, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, MySpace, GooglePlus, Tumblr, and many more vigorously spread among people in the world not only teenagers and young adults but all different age groups utilize this social media at the present time. According to Oxford Dictionary Online, social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. There are many reasons why social media boost to positive development such as I can…show more content…
Perhaps buying and wasting money in newspaper, I can just on social media to read and get know the current issue. Any news and issues spread in social media within a seconds and we don’t have to wait the news to update in the next day morning newspaper. In addition not all the people can sit in front of television all the time to keep following the current issues. Sometimes, people might busy and missed the news time. Moreover, I feel that traditional media filter news according to political control and we, audience seldom missed the real issue on what is the real phenomena happening. Editor plays roles a gatekeeper to filter news before it spread out to audience. In recent, I saw updates about the haze in Indonesia with photos and video sharing in Facebook. Even the updates about missing plane MH370, I find it I can get the updates easier and on the time in social media. So, it is not surprising that 37% of Internet users have experience in sharing new stories through social media sites and collectively so social media are emerging as a powerful news discussing source (Purcell, Rainie, Mitchell, Rosenstiel, & Olmstead, 2010). As the result, this social media updates current issues and news and it allows me to stay…show more content…
Social media provides health care information to potentially improve health outcomes, improve a professional network, rise personal awareness of news and discoveries, motivate patients, and provide health information to the public. Nowadays, patients prefer to ask questions to doctor and specialist regarding health more in social media. This way is much more easier compare to meet them face to we know, there will be many procedure to meet a specialist, you have to book an appointment and maybe doctors are not available at the time you reach hospitals. So, it’s better to interact with them in social media. Maybe few issues mainly girls when they have any problems, they shy to share it their parents and will keep it in till the situation become worst. I had heard a story happened in my hometown. We can get more information regarding health awareness in social media such as recently about typoid fever. By that, we can know the symptoms and take early steps. An Indian girl ,aged 17, she detected there is a small growth under the breast skin since she shy to tell her parents and it leads to breast cancer. If she ever post about her problems and early symptoms in any social networking media such as blogs or Medpedia, surely she knows what is she going through and get

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