Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media

Iosi Pratama

In the technology era, communication-based on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram already becomes a habit in societies every day. Because of it, there is much change that brings positive and negative effects. This paper explains these.

On one hand, the positive effects of social media are for education and business and promotion. Teacher or Lecturer can connect their students through it to give an assignment, and student can submit their assignment also with social media. In addition, people can have communities that discuss a certain topic in social media.

Then, social media for business promotion. The person who has business or product able to increase their demand and customers via promote in social media. In sum up, there are many precious effects of social media for people. One of them is education and business promotion.

On the other hand, the negative effect of social media is making people addict. Spending a long time on social media can disturb the attention of a particular task. It lowers the motivational level of people, especially of students.

Meanwhile, another negative effect of social media is much of harmful information can make people getting a wrong way. For example, it is joining the organization that discusses something forbidden.

Social media is a tool that can help people do something easier. However, a tool has positive and negative impacts on people in their life.

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