Internet Communication and Social Media
Communication is the activity of conveying something, like information. Communication has been derived from the Latin word "COMMUNIS", meaning to share.
Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space.
Communication and Technology are Inter-related
Over the years communication and technology have evolved at a rapid pace, and they still seem to evolve consistently together.
Many years ago people were using fire and smoke as a means to communicate over long distances. The advent of the telephone made international communication possible, and today telephones have been miniaturized into cellular phones with a host of apps, features and gadgets.
Do you remember, the famous historic FIRST WORDS of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of Telephone (1876) to his assistant: “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you”. This was the beginning of the modern age technological communication 'TELE' devices which lead to cell phones and Apple iPad tablets etc.
Online Social Media & Internet Communication
Online Social Media includes web-based and mobile technologies used to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Social media is media for social interaction as a superset beyond social communication. Social Media involves many Social Networking Sites like Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Yahoo, and Google+ etc.
Skype is a FREE popular online phone or a social media software with which we can chat to our face to face or directly to mobile phones or telephones in any part of the world. Now Skype is owned by Microsoft.
Facebook is an online social networking service. Now Facebook has more than 800 million active global users. Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages. Facebook is ONLY available to a user above or 13 years old.
Twitter is like a SMS on the Internet in 140 words, (also known as Micro-Blogging),
Twitter messages are known as TWEETS! This is real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting.
Advantages of Social Communication
Recently Twitter & Facebook helped in many countries in their internal revolutions like in Egypt etc when the mobile phones were blocked there.
1. Communication is vital and online social communication gives instant information without a delay which makes this world go much faster and things are faster …
2. It makes people close; the physical boundaries are diluted now days! This is a WORLD, WHICH SANS BOUNDARIES!
Disadvantages of Communication and Social Media
1. Though NO big disadvantages are visible here but indeed like anything everything has a bad aspect too, like young people can waste time on online media and can use it for bad purposes.
2. Safety & Privacy can be compromised if you do not know internet very well.
3. Hacking, cheating, fraud and other cyber crimes also can be there,
Finally The Golden Tip
Better use the communication for your advantage; use as much as you need and that much that you can safely handle, Not more, not less, TIME is important, never waste it! You will always be happy …
An initiative by:
Kartik Kumar & Shradha Agarwal,