The modern digital age has brought many changes to the way that we consume media. Traditional media - such as TV and radio - have steadily lost ground to new media such as TikTok, Instagram and WhatsApp. In this essay I will show how these changes have affected the perceptions of media what are the advantages and disadvantages of different media and how screens affect our well-being.
Many people wonder why so many people use TikTok, Instagram and WhatsApp. The reasons vary but the main point is that these apps offer easy and quick ways to share content with others: TikTok allows users to shorten clips, Instagram is used for photos and short videos and Facebook is mostly utilized for face-to-face communication. Thanks to this people can easily share their experiences and impressions with others as well as keep in touch with loved ones and friends. Traditional media such as television and radio have also changed over the years. Many TV and radio stations have moved their content to the Internet, which allows free access to them through various mobile devices. In addition, many TV and radio channels offer on-demand viewing and listening so that viewers and listeners can enjoy them at their convenience.
Using different media has both advantages and disadvantages. The advantage of new media such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook is being easy and quick to share content with others as well as keeping in touch with loved ones and friends. It is also the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and to participate socially and actively in a new community. It widens our network of acquaintances and improves connectivity. However, the use of these applications can lead to phone addiction and negatively impact the time spent with family and friends. In addition, for some users the use of social media can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. Users can face trolling, cyber bullying and in some cases it has led to self – harm and even suicides particularly of young girls.
Traditional media such as television and radio also have their advantages and disadvantages. Television and radio offer access to information, entertainment and educational programs as well as enables participation in various live events. However, the use of these media can lead to a decrease in physical activity
With the development of technology the media we use have also changed. Traditional media such as TV and radio are taking their content online while new media such as TikTok, Instagram and WhatsApp offer easy and fast ways to share content with others. Using different media has both advantages and disadvantages so it is important to use them with both moderation and awareness.