28 notifications on Facebook; 76 messages from 12 chats on WhatsApp; 93 new posts on Instagram and an incessant number of activities on a random site. Your day starts with WhatsApp memes and ends with comparing your own life with other’s Snapstories. Someday you fake Instagram posts and someday you fake web check-ins on Facebook. Social Media is definitely ruling your life and you are surely under its thumb if the above happens with you
Under the flag of using social media, no one emphasizes on the fact of being used by social media. The smart generation of the 21st century has no idea of being engulfed by something toxic like this evil. The problem recognized is not the usage of the internet for important purposes, but being so severely infected by it that the confidence of ‘doing it on our own’ has faded into the mist of the virtual world made by social media to which the teenagers are shifting day by day knowingly or unknowingly trying to escape the actual existence. But existing at a place that does not exist in reality is intoxicating the purpose of existence that is, Action!
Here are some points being listed time after time to throw light into the hypothetical world of social media.
1. PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS
The trend of socializing virtually over a screen is a habit of the most productive generation now. No one now minds being indulged in a connection with an unknown personality in order to increase their so-called “following “, this has made such people prone to Cyber-bullying, and identity theft. The people falling under the discriminated populations are vulnerable to get trapped into the cool trend of using Hate speech, they feel it be a way of releasing their stress but studies show, being knowingly unfair to someone increases stress. Depression is what most of the population ends up with.
2. IMPACTS ON HEALTH
The first thing compromised at the sake of using social media every now and then is sleep. How frequently an average media user wakes up in the middle of the night to check the blinking screen of their phones for new messages and notifications. This not only affects the eyesight but adversely leads to sleep disorders. We can hear every next person declaring to be suffering from insomnia! Is it? It is just a pattern they need to change by spending a few moments in the real world. The other major health hazard caused by the obsession of social media is varied appetite patterns. It can either be a loss of appetite due to inability to realize the sensations when the mind is deeply indulged in some activity or overeating due to manipulation by pictures of luring food items one looks at every now and then on Instagram and Facebook.
Social web does exactly what drugs can do to an individual, the hazardous impacts of such addictions are so prompt that nearly everyone knows and yet ignores falling into a vicious trap. It starts with an urge to check a single message or video or notification and grows link by link, page by page, post by post into a maze one gets lost in. The provoking sensation of using such sites never let one be satisfied; it’s never enough! ‘A single like on this, a comment on this one, ohh… this is one is just perfect to share.’ The troubling point is victims do not admit being addictive to it that makes it even more difficult to pull them into reality.
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