Social Media platforms are showing just how much people want to communicate with others, whether known or unknown. People are now able to freely communicate with each other without being constrained by time and place. New social relationships are quickly developed while existing ones are reinforced by the availability of a means of communication.
It is an understatement to say that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have made their mark in society. People are now finding more new friends through this venue compared to the traditional way of being introduced personally. The primary reason why this set-up appears to work for most is the perennial lack of time to interact socially in the more conventional manner.
Social media use has made it possible for physically-challenged or disabled people to communicate. People can now form groups based on similar interests without having to physically assemble which is usually difficult to do with the busy schedules of most working professionals. Knowledge and information can be obtained from communicating with other people.
Like in all good things, there will always be disadvantages. The threat to privacy is very real with most participants not realizing enough that some information meant for consumption of close friends and family are actually out into the open for everybody to see. With the current revelations about privacy intrusion among members of different social media platforms, it can be surmised that absolute and full control over provided personal information is not possible. Many members have learned the hard way that there are risks in relying solely on security features that can be violated at will by determined offenders.
At the end of the day, we should know that there are still some things best kept to ourselves or at least revealed personally to only those who need to know.