Welcome back to my blog and to the new view welcome, I hope you enjoyed my last instalment all about what I wanted to do in the field a IT professional in the future. This week I have been been given the reins to a curtain extent, I can pick the topic of the blog, but it must be something to do with Information Technology in some way. Right lets get on with it then.
Information Technology has had a big effect on the world and how we run are lives both in our working lives and our social lives. The question is, is it for the better or worst. Let find out.
There is many positives and negatives on how Information Technology:
- Expansion of Business:
Information Technology has been the tool that allows business to expand and get there name out there and get there business to different country. Before the advancements in Information Technology businesses would struggle to advertise themselves, now it is at their fingertips, with advertising through Social media.
2. Improved Entertainment:
Information Technology again has be a big cog improve the entertainment industry. Now days we have endless movies and tv shows at our finger tips with Netflix and the same with Spotify in terms of music. Whereas before Spotify and Netflix we had to stream bad quality songs and pay lots of money to buy the DVD of a film tat we want to watch.
If normal bully wasn’t enough since Social media was introduced due to the advances in Information Technology, Cyberbullying has become a big issue, people think that because they are not talking to the person face to face they can get away with saying what every they like and even things they would not normally say to the person when they come face to face with them and not see any of the repercussions. A staggering statistic of 45% of young people experience bullying before the age of 18. Due to these social media sites there has been 87% increase in the number of cyberbullying counselling session. 40% of 7-11 year olds know someone that has been a victim of cyberbullying. Children of that age should not be worrying about getting bully, they should be enjoying life and playing with there friends. This is an example of Information Technology having a bad effect on our lives.
2. Social implications:
People are spending there whole lives talking to people on a screen and they have got so used to this that when it comes to talking to someone face to face they don’t know what to do. Gone are the days that you would head over to someones house to have a chat, people have become very lazy as they have the option to just contact them over the internet and get an instant response.
To conclude I believe that Information Technology has both had a positive and a negative affect on the way we live our lives now days, but I lean slightly towards the negatives, I think it has a tight grip on the way some people live their lives and they rely on it to heavily I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it. I hope to see you very soon.
Thanks again for reading !!!
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