Social media is changing the way we communicate. By extension, it’s also changing the way we get our information and how we learn. Rather than banning social media from the classroom, many secondary schools are reaching out to students on Twitter, Facebook and a host of other services — and it is surprisingly working out.
Social media, which is looked as a mayhem that struck this world, is actually helping the students to market their very own projects and assignments that they have worked hard on, to showcase on social media. This is like free publicity done, which could help them to come into limelight if and when they are spotted by eminent people who are their target audience.
Also, social websites provide a great space of individual surveys and other research programs that are conducted by students themselves. Earlier, social media was only being used as a means of extending one’s networking to far and wide places, irrespective of whether you know or don’t know the other person, but these days they are being used a means of propagating one’s own message to the world.
We can never forget the Jasmine Revolution which took off on the Facebook website and led to the downfall of the Tunisian President, who was dictating over the people of Tunisia and was draining the resources for his own benefit and how people were emulating themselves because of frustration and no job and no food to feed to their dependants.
The Jasmine revolution is a mark in the books of history that how a social networking website, led to the great Tunisian revolution and the downfall of Ben Ali. These days, propagating one’s own industrious purpose online is quite a less expensive affair and the word spreads fast, it’s something like wildfire that soon spreads the entire jungle.
However like everything, there is a negative and positive aspect to everything, it applies to social websites as well. Like wildfire, it has the ability to spread false news, thus resulting in some action that is absolutely not required in that scenario. For example: two days ago there was a verdict that came out ruled by the Madras High Court. The judgement spoke of commitment after sexual act. It said if a bachelor has completed 21 years of age and an unmarried woman 18 years, they have acquired the freedom of choice guaranteed by the Constitution. “Consequently, if any couple choose to consummate their sexual cravings, then that act becomes a total commitment with adherence to all consequences that may follow, except on certain exceptional considerations.”
But the message that spread across was that Madras High Court ordered that any couple who has had sexual relationship is considered married. Thus we should always be careful in what to post and where.
Minu Aravind is a self motivated writer and blogger with an ability to develop unique content , is associated with IGCSE Schools in bangalore. She is a strong advocate of high-grade education, and focuses to develop blogs and articles in the field of education, parenting, child development and so on.