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Brene Brown said, “Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.”

That’s the truth with so many of us. There are millions of people using social media today, but how many of them are truly connected with each other? Just like a coin has two sides social media also has its advantages and disadvantages.

Through social media it is easy to communicate with people. You are able to reach a large audience, build your brand, and most importantly you can join any social media platform. It is a free platform where you are open to share your opinions.

Along with this it is very important that we are mindful of our usage. Though, it may seem that we have a lot of friends on social media, in reality those relations lack emotions and feelings. It creates a skewed self-image and causes distractions. With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental-health and well-being as well as our time? So, the next question that arises is what should we do? Should we not be on social media?

Social media plays a very important part in our lives, and it is here to stay but we don’t need to be consumed by the medium. We should remember that words have tremendous power, so we should be aware while posting. Don’t share your personal details, keep your privacy settings up to date, always verify with whom you are connecting. Be careful of over – friending, when you are accepting friends only accept the people whom you already know. Last but not the least have a strong password. Always remember social media is a public domain. It has become a part of our daily lives and helps us stay connected in a vast digital world.

 We need to remember that nothing is free in this world. If something is offered as free, then it means it must be costing you in some or the other ways.

Mrs. Nimisha Attal
(Mob. No. 9730023551)

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