Why curse Social Media? The Info Tool & Free Speech with Limitations
SOCIAL MEDIA- SPEAKER'S CORNER in Pakistan: Despite limitations Let's not restrict This Source of FREE SPEECH.
Many TV anchors, columnists and political leaders are critical of irresponsible behaviour of people at SOCIAL MEDIA. Their concern though justified should be seen with in the limitation of Social media, where any one behind a false ID say what ever he feels like, Hence those making use of Social Media are well aware of this limitation. Comparing Social Media with Regular Media i.e Newspapers, magazines, TV etc is a fallacy and wastage of time and effort. Social Media provides a forum to the people to express their views FREELY and share with others.
Profanity (also called bad language, swearing or cursing) is one ofs undesirable characteristics of Social Media. Profanity, a subset of a language's lexicon that is considered by some to be strongly impolite or offensive. It can show a desecration or debasement of someone or something, or show strong or intense emotion. Profanity can take the form of words, expressions, gestures (such as flipping the middle finger), or other social behaviours that are construed or interpreted[by whom?] as insulting, rude, vulgar, obscene, obnoxious, foul, desecrating, or other forms.
There is appreciation as well as criticism built in to the system. It should therefore not be taken seriously, and accepted as such. Though not exactly Social Media in Pakistan may be compared with Speaker's Corner Hyde Park London.
A Speakers' Corner is an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. The original and most noted is in the north-east corner of Hyde Park in London, United Kingdom. Speakers there may speak on any subject, as long as the police consider their speeches lawful, although this right is not restricted to Speakers' Corner only. Contrary to popular belief, there is no immunity from the law, nor are any subjects proscribed, but in practice the police tend to be tolerant and therefore intervene only when they receive a complaint or if they hear profanity.
Historically there were a number of other areas designated as Speakers' Corners in other parks in London (e.g., Finsbury Park, Clapham Common, Kennington Park and Victoria Park). More recently they have been set up in other British cities, and there are also Speakers' Corners in other countries.
Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Social media differentiates from traditional/industrial media in many aspects such as quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy and permanence. Social media differentiates from traditional/industrial media in many aspects such as quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy and permanence.
Much of the criticism of social media are about disparity of information available, issues with trustworthiness and reliability of information presented, concentration, ownership of media content, and the meaning of interactions created by social media. However, it is also argued that social media has positive effects such as allowing the democratization of the internet while also allowing individuals to advertise themselves and form friendships. other limitations include Cyber bullying, online sexual predators and the decrease in face-to-face interactions. Social media may expose children to images of alcohol, tobacco, and sexual behaviors.
Positive effects: In the book “Networked - The new social operating system” by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, the two authors reflect on, mainly positive, effects of social media and other internet based social networks. According to the authors, social media is used to document memories, learn about and explore things, advertise oneself and form friendships. For instance, they claim that the communication through internet based services can be done more privately than in real life. As a concrete example of the positive effects of social media, they use the Egyptian revolution in 2011, where people used Facebook to gather meetings, protest actions, etc
ENJOY SOCIAL MEDIA -- FREEDOM OF SPEECH .. BUT PLEASE TRY TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND POLITE ...
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