Significance of Social Media During COVID-19
Significance of Social Media
Use of Social media in Covid-19
The use of social media has seen a significant increase in its use as the Covid-19 prevailed over the whole world. The average population of the world, celebrities, world leaders, and professionals have started it now to not only share their thoughts but also to generate awareness in public regarding the pandemic.
Pros of Social Media
Social media spreading information regarding Covid-19
Social media is a really good platform for spreading information. And people are using it perfectly to generate knowledge among the public about Covid-19. Social media has helped a lot in correcting false beliefs that have been developed in people’s head about Covid-19.
Social media while practicing social distancing
Practicing social distancing has given people the platform of social media to connect, share, and get aware of each other. Many people who are staying home, their only means to connect with the rest of the world in social media. So many are not even using television and radio.
Social media has helped people to stay in touch during the pandemic by using video calling and instant messaging options.
Counseling Services on Social Media
Since pandemic has led us all to stay inside our homes and that is not for only our own safety but for others too. So social media is also a way to prevent us from depression by entertaining us through humor, memes, and different videos. Social media is a big distraction from the gloomy and stressful surroundings developed due to Covid-19.
Many people are even offering counseling sessions over social media, and the trend is being risen. Social media is a remarkable place for connecting the mental health workers and the ones who need that
Cons of Social media
Along with many pros of social media in this pandemic, it also has its cons. Since many people are using the social media platform to disseminate information regarding Covid-19, there is an equal amount of misinformation present on social media. People have developed many myths regarding the symptoms and treatment strategies of Covid-19.
Messaging and Video calling provided by social media platforms
Many social media platforms have provided the features of instant messaging and video calling, and there is a significant increase in the use of these features as the people are away from each other and practicing social distancing due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020