Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media

Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media

In this time of internet, the social media has been a game-changing factor on any individual’s life. People started using social media to not only stay in touch with their friends but to let them know what is happening in their lives, their thoughts, ideas about a particular thing, places they visit, share photos, portfolios and what not.

But one must take care about pros and cons of the things he uses. There is no second thought about the benefits the social media has brought, but we must not ignore the disadvantageous side of using social media too often.

Here, we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using social media.


Of course, anything in this universe has something extremely positive to deliver. So, here let’s look at the advantages of social media.

Stay in touch, no matter what!

The biggest advantage you can think of is the keep the communication alive in any case. Social media helps us to maintain the conversation channel on, anytime and anywhere.

Share anything to anyone.

Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social MediaYou can share the latest happening in your life through social media. You can share the most recent seminar you have attended, photos of your recent gatherings and occasions, wish birthdays and anniversaries to your friends and express your feelings to them.


Tremendous business possibilities.

With the help of social media, there has been an excellent business potential, and that is one of the most significant advantages of social media. There are lots of social platforms like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and much more who gives excellent opportunities to grow your businesses.
Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media

You can share your product, company’s information and services via social media so that people can have a broader idea about you.

Express yourself.

Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media
In social media, you get a better chance to express yourself in public. Share your thoughts, pics, write about current events, any work you have done of your passion and let your friends know about your views.



Branding and networking.

Social media enables excellent possibilities to increase your influence and grow your network. By sharing your views and activities, people will tend to know you better, and that would eventually grow your network. If you are doing something similar which is also other people’s likings than they may approach you and contact you about how did you do that and in the end you.
Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media



The other side…Disadvantages!

There is a universally accepted terminology that each and everything in nature, spiritually and materialistically, has two sides. Hence, if we are overwhelmed by the advantages, then we must not ignore the darker side of social media.

I want to do the same…!

The reason of envy, yes you got that right. Seeing other people doing good stuff might increase the jealousy factor inside other individuals. 
Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media

Gossip Gangs and Stalking Stuffs.

There are many users available that just stalk around other people’s profiles. Their tendencies are to keep looking for other stuff all day and end up being lousy. According to, students who use social media tend to score less GPA in their academics.
Advantages and Disadvantages of using Social Media

These numbers clear show that people who waste their time in social media are failed to grow in one of the fundamental things of lives.

Big brother is watching!

According to, who have some awesome research, more than 10 million users did not know about the privacy policies of Facebook, so they keep sharing their private media publicly. 

This is signaling a significant danger of what could happen if a person’s account is hacked or stalked by some anti-social citizens.

Family...  wait, what?

Yes, individuals who use social media too often tend to have bad social relationships. They don’t spend time with their families, friends, don’t look for their children and also negatively affects in marital relationships.

With excessive use of social media people forget their near and dear ones and glued to their gadgets' screen. Divorce cases are significantly increased and it has been observed that extensive social media is the cause of distance between the people.


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