Social Media- Advantage, Disadvantage, and Future in Nepal
Introduction to social media
Social media is a worldwide networking platform that serves as a medium for people to connect and communicate with each other. It is a form of media that allows people to share their opinions, thoughts, experiences, and ideas with the world. Social media is also an effective tool for social change, social marketing, social activism, and social networking, with many tools and services dedicated to these purposes. People around the world are now taking social media into their daily lives. It has brought the world closer to each other in a unique way. Nepal is not far from these social networks. All kinds of networks are used in Nepal. We will now discuss their types, advantages, disadvantages, and future in Nepal.
Types of social media
Many scientists have worked tirelessly to bring social media to its present state. Six Degrees was formerly considered the first social network, released in 1997. There are hundreds of such networks available to us today. Here are some of the most used types of social networks in Nepal.
Social media has changed the lifestyle of many Nepalese. It has become possible to talk on audio and video calls with relatives or friends who are away from home and abroad. Photos and videos can be shared live with others. It used to cost a lot of money to do these things in the past but today these things have become possible at a negligible cost.
Social media is also a source of entertainment. Different songs, music, videos, movies, serials, etc. have become great options for listening and watching on it. Through the network, Nepalese has been able to present their art and abilities to others, which has allowed them to work in the field. These platforms have also been successful in doing and expanding their business. It has become a convenient medium for getting news, information, new technology, and new things. It has also started to be widely used in the field of study and teaching. These networks have played a significant role in the political transformation and turmoil in Nepal.
There are many benefits to using this platform. However, its negative aspects cannot be denied. More use of it seems to cause mental problems in young people and children. In this group, there is an increase in loneliness, arrogance, and stubbornness. Based on the report of Nepal Police, it is believed that cases of fraud, phishing, and blackmail have increased. The flow of misinformation in Nepal also seems to have taken place through these channels. Incidents up of suicide have also been found to be based on these platforms.
Future of social media
The number and use of social media are increasing day by day. Both advantages and disadvantages are happening. But it is important to think about how Nepal can benefit from it. So far, there are no offices of any of the more popular networks in Nepal. It seems that the government should take initiative for that so that the possible accidents can be reduced or prevented and the state can also get some tax. Seeing the interest and need of people towards social media has become an indispensable part of daily life. And that is probably the future.
It is important to address the shortcomings of these mediums. Service providers and the government should be responsible for eliminating issues such as fraud and phishing. Spreading public awareness about these networks, if properly used, will benefit everyone.