SOCIAL MEDIA: MOMENTARY NEED OR SOCIAL HAZARD?? 

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At the dawn of a new era in the history of humanity , man’s persistent penchant and relentless efforts to ease communication, has led to the emergence of many platforms  to execute this task. 

It all started with traditional communication methods like drums, songs, gong men, just to name a few. Then came the radio, Television and subsequently telephone. All these were for the sole purpose of making communication easy. 

It didn’t end here. The Internet was brought up to make communication reach varied places around the globe 🌍 within seconds. This has proven beyond reasonable doubt to be one of the greatest discoveries of mankind.

However, further research and quest for telecommunications advancements led to the birth of the social media. Yes, this was the ultimate beginning of a new era in communication. Mark Zuckerberg in 2001 brought the famous Facebook which started making waves and conquering the world. Other social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram , Whatsapp, Imo, and many more, followed thus. Believe it or not we are all amazed with these developments and you and I are trapped in it in one way or another. 

This has made communication less expensive, less cumbersome, faster, and in fact fascinating. It is that easy to seat in your room and communicate with friends and family anywhere around the world. 

We often applaud these advancements but who cares to think about the problems it has brought??? Yes, every dark cloud has a silver lining, so does the social media.  Come to think of scamming, nudity, defamation, and many more. Those are the obvious. How many times have u seen course mates concentrate on social media in class or colleagues at work leave their tasks for social media?? Is this how to promote change in society??? Some even go to the extent of crossing the road or driving while struggling to reply  whatsapp group chat text. What a shame?
Many unscrupulous fellows have delved into the platform and are carrying out all sorts of acts. Who does not know about the recent Epie saga??  I will go on and on but change is within you. Be the change you want to see. 

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By: (Toh Carlson Yuh) 

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