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Online social media have gained astounding worldwide growth and popularity which has led to attracting attention from variety of researchers globally. Although with time all generations have come to embrace the changes social network has brought about, teenagers and young adults are the most fanatic users of these sites. According to various research studies in the field of online social networks, it has been revealed that these sites are impacting the lives of the youth greatly. When using these sites such as Twitter, Facebook or MySpace, there are both positive and negative effects on the youth.
Social media seems tailor-made to take this kind of language analysis to the next level. You don’t have to ask for writing samples or diary entries. It’s all already online: tweets, Tumblr posts, and even Instagram captions give researchers access to the language that individuals use on an unprecedented scale. But the world of social-media language analysis is also fraught with difficulties. “The biggest problem with this approach is establishing causality,” Pennebaker said, when I spoke to him last week.
Media has become a boon for the developing world as it has focused on the social ills of the society existing in those countries. Majority of people are not aware about the practices that are detrimental to the society. Television and social media highlights the issue in detail and keeps the people updated. Once the government takes stock of the public opinion, it can proceed ahead and ban the practices that are harmful to society. Issues such as poverty and child labor are effectively addressed by the media group around the world.
Television, cinema halls and print media are crucial in projecting the soft power of the society. They help to make the local culture and tradition popular among the viewers. In addition, people can watch movies, documentaries and entertaining content to feel rejuvenated as well as happy.
Social-media-language data, moreover, doesn’t have to be used to study large groups; it can be usefully applied to individuals rather than communities. In 2013, a group at Microsoft Research some seventy thousand tweets written by people suffering from depression; they then created a predictive index that could identify other users who were likely depressed based on their social-media posts. The same group a model to predict postpartum depression risk in new mothers. It looks at the tweets of people who have made baby announcements and then tracks changes in emotional language before, during, and after pregnancy. (Alice Gregory, in a recent piece for this magazine, a similar “predictive analysis” effort at Crisis Text Line, a text-message-based counselling service for teens.) Eichstaedt envisions a world in which a psychiatrist, for instance, might ask for permission to , analyzing e-mails, texts, social media updates, and the like, and sending out an alert if the risks of certain psychological states, like depression, rise.
It is said that media should provide neutral news however the truth is hypothetical because all media houses have a certain bias in their narration. Due to allegiance to different parties, people are exposed to only one side of the truth. As a result, media has caused lots of social upheavals across the world resulting in political turmoil.
Manipulation of the psyche of the audience is a dangerous precedent and should be discouraged by the intellectuals. The juggernaut of media is a double edged sword because one hand if used properly it can prove to be a boon for the society and on the other it could sound the death knell of the social fabric.
Social networking clearly portrays both positive and negative effects on the youth. It is decision of an individual to make whether to continue using the sites or not.
Media creates a very strong influence on the young people as they tend to believe whatever is shown on TV and social websites. As a result, they fall into the trap of bad habit and find it difficult to leave the addiction. Excessive adult content can also cause lots of problems to young minds.
And, Pennebaker pointed out, writing on social media may have therapeutic value, regardless of its predictive value for experimenters. For decades, Pennebaker’s studies have shown that when people keep a journal they tend to fare better emotionally, recover more quickly from negative experiences, and achieve more academically and professionally. Other recent work suggests that social media provides the same benefits, despite the fact that, unlike a journal, it’s inherently public. found that bloggers received the same therapeutic boosts as people who keep regular diaries; what’s more, the highest benefits came from writing entries that were open to comment, which were actually more beneficial than private journal entries. Researchers want to use social media to learn about you. But by writing in a public space you may also be learning about —and helping—yourself.
Other negative effects of social networking various people suggested included encouraging poor spelling and grammar, exposing underage to online predators, allowing spread of misinformation that is perceived as fact, decreasing productivity as those who are supposed to be working spend time in the sites to chat, provide a perfect platform for cyber bullying and providing details that increase risks of identity theft.
It is inevitable to ignore the fact that nowadays social network plays an essential role in teenagers’ lives. Most youths are spending at least an hour in these popular social media sites. Generally, 1 out of 7 minutes which are spent online by most of those who can access internet is spent on Facebook according to Shea Bennett. One may ask how spending all that time on the social media sites may have a positive impact on them. Well, social media helps the youth and any other user updated with what is happening around the world, help the teenagers stay connected and interact with each other even if they are many miles apart. This strengthens their relationship even if they finished school and moved to different locations they stay connected and update one another.