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Assessment 2: Analytic Essay
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS INFLUENCED
THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF MALDIVES
AISHATH ZUHA (76181)
ENG059
Assessment 2: Analytic Essay
SOCIAL MEDIA HAS INFLUENCED THE YOUNG
PEOPLE OF MALDIVES
INTRODUCTION
Computer based technology that clear the way for sharing ideas, thoughts, and information
through the building of virtual networks and communities are called the Social Media.
Historically newspapers were the most common type of the media, but today cell phones and
other multimedia devices have taken over all the forms of communication and information
through social media. Today most people including the youth of Maldives depends on the social
media for information about everything. Which resulted in playing an important role in building
and shaping of young people in today’s society.
As Templer (2019) argues, “The Maldives has one the highest internet use rates in the world,
along with very high use of both Twitter and Facebook” (p.33). Now that social media has
become the mainstream, youth are no longer relying essentially on human interaction but shifting
toward the social media interaction.
ADVANTAGES
There are variety of positive impacts that social media has on young people of Maldives. This
includes that they are able to access the web and learn about variety of things that they have
come across online such as an article they saw on the news or online. The consequence of this
Assessment 2: Analytic Essay
would result in learning new information and increasing self knowledge. Moreover social media
helps youth to stay connected to each other even if they are thousand miles away, and it keeps
them up to date with what’s going on around the world and so on.
As we can see some of the youths are interested in nobles causes, and social media has become
an easy way of helping people in need. There is lot of communities available in social media for
social work. Youth can join those communities and can discuss the issues with the communities
and find a way to help them. Although they donate for needy people and share it through social
media and bring it to attention of others as well. That’s why social media becomes an easy and
quick way to help people.
In the middle of the world pandemic the social media has become much more useful to youth of
Maldives compared to before, in promoting and advertising field. They have developed many
useful talents during this huge crisis of the world. From preparing and selling different kind of
food to selling different kind of plants, youth has been actively promoting and advertising these
things all over the social media. Some even have made those new talents they found in this
pandemic through social media as their career as well.
DISADVANTAGES
The rise in the use of social media by the youth has several threats and consequence. These
threats and consequences include relationship issues, privacy concerns such as sharing lot of
information, posting of false information about themselves or others. Also being a victim of
varieties of health problems including psychological and physical problems.
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