We all are aware of YouTube, Google, Facebook and Amazon and how much we are bounded to these sites in our daily life. We are used to these platforms as they have made our life easy by saving so much of our time. They solve most of our problems in our daily life. For any research work, we prefer using google for it and get plenty of information within seconds. Whenever we need to find answers visually, we use YouTube for it and understand it in a better way. Not only for better knowledge, but we also use these sites to connect to our friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook. Amazon is used for online sale and purchase of goods. All of these companies improve our lives.
Online Presence and Effects on Human Life
Talking about the effects of YouTube, Google, Facebook and Amazon, the impact can be good or bad depending on the usage. Facebook has some definite positive, particularly in the categories of emotional support and community building. The other adverse group includes bullying, which is reported to harm the mental health of users.
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Google is widely used for research purpose, but it restricts the thinking ability of a person as it is very convenient to use. But seeing the positive impact of google, it boosts student’s confidence in their learning of new concepts.
Amazon is currently the largest Internet-based company in the United States and is boosting e-commerce. Amazon made it possible to overcome geographical challenges. It’s much more comfortable and convenient to order items from your computer- safely and comfortably at home. It has saved people from the hassle of going to supermarkets and shop.
The one social network that is having a general helpful effect on mental health was YouTube. The video streaming platform recorded very high in categories like consciousness, self-expression, knowledge sharing and community building. This was also the only social network where anxiety, depression, and loneliness narrowed with use. Many YouTubers actively try to create an online community where users can support one another. However, a significant shortcoming to YouTube was that it has the most negative effect on sleep.
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