Social Media: Good Or Bad Development?

Social media as defined by the oxford dictionary is a website or application that enables the creation and sharing of content. Its a platform where more than two persons can share and garner information. 

Today, we have lots and lots of them which palm chat, wechat, pintrest, Instagram, Twitter and the most popular of them all, Facebook. 

These platforms have been of immense help in dissemination of information .It has also served as a medium of reconnecting with long time friends. It's also a means of educating ones self. 

The advantages are almost innumerable that we overlook the disadvantages. 

Are there disadvantages? yes of course. And the disadvantages are dangerous. Take for example, there are people online who fake their identity (impostors) just to scam unaware social media users of their hard earned money. The spread of fake and misleading information is also on the rise. 

So In your opinion, is social media a good or bad development? 

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  • Social media has been a menace to the society buh we won't neglect the fact also that it has changed lives and made a lot of dreams come true.So my advice is that we should pick up from the success stories on social media not following the bad influencers defaming the environment of it.

    - Daniel Odigie - 2019-11-04 08:15:04 Quote

  • Social media is both a good and bad trend in the society. It is good in the sense that it provides information and is also a means of keeping people updated on the happenings in the society. It is also a bad trend when young people spend most of their screen time checking things that are not adding to them positively.

    - Dadiowei Fidelis - 2019-11-04 09:01:12 Quote

  • The social media's effect on people depends on the individual using it. Different people have different reasons for using social media, so good or bad influence of social media is subjective. A lot of people advertise their goods and services through social media and make a lot of money from it, while some others just use excessive time on it without gaining anything, which is a bad influence.

    - Bayo Samuel - 2019-11-04 09:28:02 Quote

  • To me social media is no bad development rather it is the good development that make life easier to man and also helps in business advertising promotion and marketing. It is a good example of modern life. Just for instance, in various schools nowadays teacher's open an online group for lecturing students instead of suffering the body and mind by going for moral lesson after normal school hours.

    - Okoro Jude - 2019-11-04 09:58:20 Quote

  • Social Media is a really good development, although some people tend to misuse it for bad purposes but then that doesn't dispute the fact that social media is a really good development. Social media has really helped a lot of people, so many businesses are thriving on social media today, people make money through social media today, a practical example is Nnuforum, so many people have found the love of their lives through social media. When we consider all these and so many other good things social media has brought about, it's safe for us to conclude that Social media is a good development.

    - Joseph Akande - 2019-11-04 11:58:07 Quote

  • Social media is a good development that is being abused by a lot of people! Social media has made a lot of things easy. Dissemination of information, publicity, business growth and so on have reached new levels as a result of social media and it has also become a source of income to millions across the world. The bad stories only come from people who have abused aspects of the media

    - Oluwabusayomi borisade - 2019-11-04 12:12:12 Quote

  • I would say it's both a good and bad development due to what it passes across to us in the sense of cyber crimes for the bad development and easy work for the good developments

    But I think it's has brought more good than bad developments in our society

    - Ojo Josephine - 2019-11-04 12:24:15 Quote

  • Social media can either be bad or good to you,it depends on how you want it to affect you.Social media has helped us many ways,we find out lot of stuffs through the social media,we get enlightened.It's affect people the bad way just because they don't know how to make use of it.In my opinion I believe social media has done more good than bad.

    - Olah Dougha - 2019-11-04 12:26:43 Quote

  • Social media has changed lives, make business grow, meet different people with different ideas, most people that falls into scarmmer are usually the ones looking for easy way to everything and it's not always like that, I believe the advantages is more than the disadvantages and some people use social medias for relaxation and exploring even information and making money is all about the media

    - FAVOUR ANN - 2019-11-04 15:32:29 Quote

  • Social media is good development an amazing thing that have even bring development to this nation it has make different business people to succeed in their thing and also reduces stress for them it also help student in one way or the other but the revise is the case in some issues.

    - Moshood Muhammad - 2019-11-04 16:00:15 Quote

  • This platform called "Social media" has been a good and also a bad influence. Take a look at instagram for instance, it has created a lot of jobs for people like content creating, social media influencing, advertisement managers, etc. But, on the other hand, some people still go there and waste more than 100mb viewing just pictures which is really unproductive. 

    Best believe, I feel that if everyone should take their mind off social media and find something else that's productive to do, the rate at which we hear about depression and the likes, will be curbed. 

    - Okpala Chioma - 2019-11-04 18:45:44 Quote

  • I think it has been more helpful than harmful but it all depends on who or what the user is using it for. I personally think it has made the world a better place and things are a whole lot better because of it,the only problem I feel most people have is the addiction but apart from that I think every other thing can be managed.

    - Ekele Jeffrey Ogochukwu - 2019-11-04 18:53:45 Quote

  • Social media as change some worst life to better, its another best way of communication, in social media people can be get in touch with customers as a means of advertisement, social media consist of some categories of communication such as;  video call, voice message, and typing message. So to me I think social media is a good development.

    - Atinuke Najeem - 2019-11-04 19:13:40 Quote

  • I think social media serves as both an advantage and disadvantage in the sense that a lot of information which would be of help  are displayed on the social media. For example, I got to know about nnu from a social media platform. The disadvantages are numerous also, in such that frauders see it as a means of doping people

    - Divine Favour - 2019-11-05 07:51:55 Quote

  • Social media is of both positive and negative. Although it means of acquire information, learning good idea and to know more about how improvement occur in science and technology, invent of new ideas and many more but the other negative effect of social media is that it now our day to day activities which lead to low reading habit and most people use it as means of acquire money illegally.. 

    - Yahaya Solihudeen Ajiboye - 2019-11-05 10:21:53 Quote

  • Social media, been one of the source of information and dissemination of information.  Some user's at times use it to hide away from the challenges of life they are going through which others can also benefit from there experiences of life by sharing it. Not all time you send happy mood picture and those who post false information without looking at the authenticacy of the information before posting. These are some of the areas where the social media as been misused by the user. Not every body knows how to use the social media. 

    - Odejimi Ibrahim Oluwaseun - 2019-11-07 15:58:46 Quote

  • Looking at it from my own view,  social media is both good and bad is just that one will be greater than the other... This so called social media has really destroy the youth of now a days whereby they got esposed to so many bad thing, take for example, most youth don't want to work anymore where by they engaged in scamming, fraudulent and many more through this social media... social media aslo has really damage our society

    - Afolabi Nifemi - 2019-11-08 09:58:45 Quote

  • Nobody should even think of social media as bad, because it is not even close, Social media has all the good merits in the world to justify its existence, it is almost a perfect invention that has  made living better, in terms of business, information, awareness, connecting, networking and so on. The good of Social media totally outweighs the bad and this shouldn’t be a subject of arguement.

    - Ayobami Ogunseye - 2019-11-09 16:26:51 Quote

  • Social media is an excellent opportunity for you to grow your business.Social media is one of the few marketing strategies that allow you to connect directly with your audience. You know who is interested in your business because they choose to follow your social media account.This social media advantage helps your business in numerous ways:

    1.You get to know them better

    2.You provide better customer service

    3.You see how your audience perceives your business

    - Afeez Opeyemi - 2019-11-12 13:54:24 Quote

  • Infact social media has been of great help especially to the youth. There are lots of people who do their businesses and also showcase their talent through social media and they earn a lot of money and the only capital needed is just your data. NNU FORUM is a good example that social media is a good development

    - Joy Adeshola - 2019-11-12 17:39:48 Quote

  • Social media has it's positive impact and negative impact, social media like facebook has enabled us to speak and make friends with people from afar. It has also enhances business in many ways and it's easy to use. in fact,  both adults and young ones now use social media but what are the negative impacts it's brings, people now see it as an opportunity to snatch people's money. To lie to them and fake their identity to scam them. This things are really bad. 

    - Hammed Mukhtar - 2019-11-13 09:48:38 Quote

  • Practically, anything that has Advantage surely has a disadvantage, so also is the social media which is a positive development. From my own perspective, the way the social media is used is what decides if it's impact is positive or negative. Positive usage of the social media shows it advantage and vice versa.

    - Orifaye Marvellous - 2019-11-22 06:23:09 Quote

  • Well, the way I see it,there is nothing in life that has advantages that do not have disadvantages. Social media has been really helpful to mankind when used the right way and can have a negative influence when used the other way round. So social media been a good influence or bad influence to mankind depends on what we decide to use it for. 

    - FATIU AKANMU - 2019-12-11 18:50:27 Quote

  • Of course social media is a good development because it enables everyone in the world to know more about themselves without meeting one another through the use of social network site.

    It also enable us to know more about things which are are not clear to us through the use of YouTube channels, Wikipedia and so on

    - Ibraheem olushola - 2020-01-05 17:04:32 Quote

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