Why should we blame Social media, when the users misuse it?I personally support all kind of technological advancements in the field of social networking. It eases people's reach ability and connectivity across the borders. When these advancements come to the market, they come with the intention to favor people. So, making the best use of these social media is in the hands of public.
Of course, there are people prefer to use it for destructive purpose. If their intention is to make non sense, they will obviously find any other mean to fulfill their inappropriate negative desires. Also, people should aware be aware of their privacy settings before using social media. This will help to stay away from data theft issues.
Now a days, I find public and parents complain that their kids spends too much of their time in social media. It is the problem of parenting and not of social media. When parents could not control the activities of their one or two kids, it is not desirable to expect a corporate to control the activities of unknown people.
In olden days, educational researches and paper submissions were based on secondary research, which were mainly of books; but now, the secondary research is mainly depending upon open source information in Internet like google, yahoo etc. So, obviously, students are forced to get access to digital devices and internet, which let them get access to social media as well.
Here is an article of mine, describing the basic differences between social media an social networking. Also, other possible benefits that could be gained from social media sites. Why should we sign up to social media sites?
Still, in my heart, I am confused; people get various benefits from social media, also many are aware that social media is part of their life these days, still why do they blame social media as a curse to technology.