Power is no longer confined to a specific class of society. The power is now diffused to the common people in variant ways. The substantial part of a society that holds and multiplies the growth of a society is the young cohort. Bangladesh is no exception to that. Media plays a momentous role in establishing and empowering the youths of this country with positive boosting and a lot of generic platforms. Social media holds the initial edge of the spectrum.
Social media has been one of the most powerful podiums in this country for the last few years. According to a report, there were 1.5 Crore active social media users in Bangladesh in January 2016. And, youths of this country take the lion’s share of this massive amount. Number talks and shows the strong extent where social media has reached with the diverse growth of the internet in this country.
Among the social media sites, Facebook is the most popular of all. Besides, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, Imo, Twitter, and some other blogging sites are on the list. Those who want to match their social media with professional flavors use LinkedIn.
Though social media is still in the learning stage in the country, youths use social media for different purposes. Connectivity is the main aspect of social media these days among youths. Educational, social movement, entertainment, and many business goals are achieved through social media as well.
Social media also endures some negative vibes. Many youths spend their time on social media fruitlessly. Fraud, financial and social harassment, politicizing, and many other crimes are common aspects of social media. Excessive social media dependence creates emotional and social instability, which has become a great concern for many psychologists in this country.
The More time we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left to develop true friendships in the real world.Ales Morriot
Still social media enigma is in control among the youths of Bangladesh. A concrete social awareness can guide the youths in a suitable mode that will shine their way of using social media leaving the negative aspects behind and boosting the courage to bring positive changes in their lives, as well as in the whole nation.