Letter To the Editor
Social media’s impact on increasing social awareness
Social media is a part and parcel of our present life. In our country the use of social media is increasing day by day. In one survey it shows that Dhaka city is the second highest city in using Facebook in the world. The number of active Facebook users is 22 million or 2.2 million here.
Social media users are increasing rapidly but social awareness is not increasing. Most of the people here misuse social media. Students use Facebook and waste their valuable time. People spread fake news and make people delusional. People spread many types of rumour on serious issues. They troll people, they make fun of anyone. Actually most of the people don't know the appropriate use of social media. They take it as recreation but not as an educative way and that's the biggest problem.
Social awareness can be increased if we can make the social media effective. Otherwise it will not help the society to make social awareness but it will hamper our culture, tradition ethics and morality.
Hasan Tasnim Shaon
University of Dhaka