Internet & Social Media : A Transformation
The Internet, Social Media and Texting (an activity that requires cell phone
usage) are some of the greatest novelties of our time. As technological
wonders, these are ‘game changers’ in both peoples’ private and public lives.
State and local governments depend upon them to run smoothly. Moreover , they
have opened up new avenues for conducting commerce across continental
barriers and ocean bodies. By the same token, the widespread use of these
technologies has also caused many businesses to flourish.
Popular ISP initiatives like the Spectrum Double Play and Rhode Island Internet projects
deserve special mention in this respect. The Internet projects a virtual
reality all of its own. Its globally-spanning network connects computers with
each other, and in turn people. For many individuals, this reality has become
much more immediately accessible than what their mundane existence
off. On a purely psychological and emotional level, the real world is a scary
place. Full of people who seek to do you wrong along every turn. And then
there’s the element of a deep-rooted hypocrisy, which reeks from even those
people who are normally considered ‘well-meaning’. To top everything off,
there’s the fact of limited resources (that are fast depleting) paired off with
the concern of many mouths to feed. A situation which is also sometimes
referred to as the ‘economic problem’ in business school textbooks. The
‘internet-reality’ (as some scholars call it) has created a lot of distances,
while it has bridged others. In this regard, the popular influence of social
media is an area of special interest for many researchers. media platforms
like Facebook and Instagram are well-known, today, for creating ‘thought
bubbles’. These are imaginary and creative fields of fixed ideas; occupied by
people who become their staunch defenders. And who maintain an almost
religious devotion to their continued maintenance.
US President Barak Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin or Prime
Minister of India Narendra Modi; they are all active on social media platforms
like Facebook and Twitter. Aside these prominent figures such as film
personalities and sports person, industrialists and other men of stature are
also actively involved with different social media mediums. Social media is
meant for all irrespective of caste, creed , gender or denomination .