Social media is a collection of websites and applications that allow individuals to create an account, and carry out other activities like sharing content, connecting with others, and socially networking.
The rise of social media started with the creation of the Bulletin Board System (BBS) which allowed individuals to meet online and communicate with others instantly. Today, social media has flourished into a mass phenomenon in which individuals can reap many benefits but also be bombarded with a few downfalls.
There are many social media websites out there. Some examples are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, PInterest, and Instagram. I will discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of several of these social media websites.