Pros and Cons Social Media

Let’s Discuss Pros and Cons Social Media

Interesting Facts About “Social Media

  1. Social networking websites are a top news and update source for 27.8% of Americans, ranking below news papers (28.8%) & above radio (18.8%) and print publications (6%).
  2. Students who used social networking websites while studying scored 20% lower on tests and exams and students who regularly used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 versus non-users who had an average GPA of 3.82.
  3. 35 global heads of state, every American Cabinet agencies, 84% of American state governors, every major candidates for US President, and more than 40% of top global religious leaders are on Twitter.
  4. 10% of Public younger than 25 years old responded to social media and text messages during sex.
  5. In July 2012 Americans spent 74.0 billion minutes on social media Network using home computer, 40.8 billion minutes using apps, and 5.7 billion minutes using mobile web browsers, a total of 121.1 billion minutes on social networking websites. [147]




  1.  “Social media” really spreads information faster than any other media or platform.
  2.  Law enforcement agencies rely on social media to catch and prosecute criminals.
  3. Social media sites help students to do better study  at schools.
  4. Social media actually allows most people to improve their relationships and make new friends.
  5. Social media helps empower business women by Spreading their work easily.
  6. Social media sites help employers find new employees and job-seekers find new work or job.
  7. Being on social media website can increase a person’s quality of life and can reduce the risk of health issues.
  8. Social media facilitates face-to-face interaction.
  9. Social media  can help increase voter participation.
  10. Now a days Social media facilitates political change.
  11. Social media websites empower Citizens to make social change & do socially good on a community level.
  12. Social media helps senior citizens feel more connected to society.
  13. Social media helps people who are socially isolated or shy connect with other people.
  14. Social media allows for quick, easy dissemination of public health and safety information from reputable sources.
  15. Social media can help dis-arm social stigmas.
  16. “Crowd-sourcing” and “crowd-funding” on social media allows people to collectively Complete a goal together.
  17. Social media platform provides academic research to a wider kind of audience, allowing many people access to educational resources which  previously unavailable to them.
  18. Corporations and small businesses use social media to benefit their Businesses.
  19. Social media offers a way for the musicians and many artists to build audiences even if they do not have a corporate contract.
  20. Social media offers teachers a platform to do collaboration with other teachers & communication with students outside the classrooms.
  21. Colleges and universities use social media to recruit and retain new students.
  22. Social media allows for faster communication during crisis situation.

Pros and Cons Social Media


  1. Social media enables the unnecessary spread of unreliable & false information.
  2. Social media lacks privacy norms & exposes users data to government and corporate House.
  3. Students who uses heavy social media likely to have lower grades.
  4. Social media can lead to stress and offline relationship problems.
  5. Social media can engage people to waste time.
  6. Using social media network may harm job stability and employment prospects.
  7. Excessive Social media use causes people to spend less time interacting face-to-face.
  8. Criminals use social media networks to commit and promote crimes.
  9. Social media could endanger the military, journalists, and Social activists.
  10. Excessive Social media use harms employees’ productivity.
  11. Social media make possible cyber bullying.
  12. Social media use enables “sexting,” which may lead to criminal charges and the unexpected leakage of personal images.
  13. People who use social media excessively are prone to social isolation.
  14. Social media helps the unwanted spread of hate groups.
  15. Children might endanger themselves by not understanding viral nature of social media.
  16. Social media networks could enables cheating on school assignments.
  17. Social media websites’ advertisers practices might constitute an invasion of privacy.
  18. Social media can increase the chances of inappropriate student-teacher relationships.
  19. Unauthorized sharing on social media network exposes artists to copyright infringement,loss of income, and  loss of intellectual property.
  20. Using excessive social media can harm students’ chances for college admission.
  21. Social media posts can’t be completely deleted & all information posted can have unintended serious consequences.
  22. Social media users are most likely vulnerable to security attacks such as hacking, identity theft, and viruses.


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