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ARGUING A POSITION
SOACIAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
My Position: Facebook Positive impacts and effects in society
As the world develops, ways of communication has also changed. Many new technologies and ways has been introduced to communicate with people all over the world eve to the unknown. Social communication technologies can be defined as technologies used to communicate, convey and manipulate with friends, family, colleagues and people all around the planet with the help of electronical devices. Social communication technologies have been varied from e-mails, text messages, video chatting and later developed to social communication applications and websites like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and also includes any applications and services which helps to connect people anywhere in the world. Among all of these, nowadays, Facebook has greater impact among people around the world, especially youngsters. Facebook has expanded its domain all over the world with in few years of incorporation and now has a greater influence among all kinds of people irrespective of economical stability, development, color, caste and religion.
As Facebook connects people all around the planet, irrespective of any dissimilarities, it has also the power to influence the society in positive way. World has witnessed to many movements which is started by various Facebook groups or forums. People in this generation are more concerned about the importance of conserving natural resources and use it sustainably, by saving for the future generations too. When we get introduced to various people across the world, we are started to learn more about their culture and practices among them and to respect every culture by knowing its importance which in turn leads to reduction in bullying and discrimination in name of nationality, culture, beliefs and so on. Regular and active involvement in Facebook and other social media helps to maintain social responsibility and to develop our own vies regarding various problems and issues faced by society in terms of gender discrimination, legality and neutrality of marriage between same gender, rights of transgender, issues between various countries, diplomatic steps to be taken and so on. Moreover, Facebook is also a platform to present the views and opinions regarding a subject matter freely. The revolution which took place in the beginning of second decade of this century in Egypt and later dispersed to Syria and Libya to bring an end to autocratic rule prevailed there for many decades. This was a real example of free thinking youngsters, whose rage was transferred to great movement in the history of the world.
Facebook also positively affects the economy of many countries in positive way. Apart from creating and providing vast employment opportunities, Facebook has also engaged in social responsible activities. Besides providing many jobs directly, it also opens door to many indirect jobs in the field of information technology and in many infrastructural facility development areas. There are many job opportunities opened in the field of marketing and advertisement making of products and services. Tax paid by corporates in the field of information technologies including Facebook provides indirect development of the lifestyle of people among the society which leads in improving living conditions. Besides, Facebook helps people to find out other people they know their superiors, subordinates, old friends and to maintain contact with them and to control functions in the company and to take important decisions without physically present in meeting but by creating and texting to group created by including various members who are directly connected with the project. Facebook also spread its hands of help while when the world faced serious disasters. For an instance many people donated through Facebook when Japan faced earthquake in the beginning of this decade and to people starved in many countries. At the same time many people marked their status as safe during a flood, which helped the rescue team to know their location and to provide them enough help as soon as possible.
Facebook had a great impact during the political elections among two largest democracies in the world and in taking legal elections. Facebook had used widely among the US Presidential by Obama in 2012 and in Indian Parliament election in 2014. Government made important decisions by surveying the opinion of many people and by analysing vies of people in Facebook. Many legal decisions were also based on opinion of
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