of social media has increased over the
today. In recent times, people
social platforms as the main source of information.
essay will discuss the reasons behind the increased usage of social media as a source of happenings over the
trend has its positive and negative side.
online platforms as their source of information for many reasons. The
reason is that the
has gone digital;
, most media companies update their websites and social media platforms as soon as they have a data to disseminate and
makes analog newspapers outdated.
As a result
, people rather login to these websites and other outlets to get up-to-date data.
, due to the increased usage of smartphones, it is cheaper for individuals to keep up with recent happenings rather than buying conventional newspapers.
, with a data subscription of 7 euro per month, my phone connects me to the
through online platforms amidst other various things, which is cheaper than purchasing conventional media dailies.
There is one main benefit and drawback to the
of online media to follow recent events. The benefits of
trend include wider and faster coverage of the news in question. Unlike conventional media, which can only be accessed through daily papers or television, online media is accessed with a smartphone or a computer and
can be done anywhere. One does not need a newspaper or a television (which are not always present) to do read or listen to the news.
, there are drawbacks to
trend. The main pitfall is that fake news are bound to spread faster, making it quite difficult to curb, after it has been disseminated. Because anyone can create a website solely for the purpose of spreading fake news, it makes it impossible for readers distinguish between authentic reports and fake news. When fake news spread,
can result in panic of the general public.
In conclusion, there has been an increase in the
of online applications to follow recent happenings.
essay discussed why people do
development has its positive side as well as its negative side.