The Effect of Social Media on Society

Mulugeta Deribe Damota


Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. The general purpose of this review is to provide detail information about the impact of social media on society. A lot of studies indicated social media has both positive and positive outcomes. Some of the positive outcomes are, for example, Socialization and Communication; enhance learning opportunities and accessing health related information. Depression, anxiety, catfishing, bullying, terrorism, and criminal activities are some of the negative sides of social media on societies. Generally, when peoples use social media for appropriate purpose and predetermined goals the outcome will be positive and the reverse is true for negative side effects. So as to decrease and save the societies from its negative side effect and encourage the positive ones, all concerned bodies should have to work collaboratively.

Key terms: Effect social media, society

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/78-02


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