Saturday, July 18, 2020

Choose - weird video or useful content?

Choose - weird video or useful content?

Social Media in Lockdown-


At the moment, there is a kind of competition among Nepali users of social media in producing weird videos and funny content. But, in this lockdown, social media can be made a learning bag.

Popular video streaming platform Netflix has dropped the technical level of all its videos by 25 percent. Low-quality videos consume the Internet. Netflix has taken this step to reduce the load on the internet network system due to the increasing pressure of the users.

From international tech giants to local service providers, they are under pressure to see a sudden increase in internet traffic. Studies have shown that worldwide Internet use has increased by about 50 percent. For those living in the woods at home to help control the Kovid-19 epidemic, there is no one as close as the Internet.

Researchers are taking a closer look at what kind of Internet platforms people are engaging in, what activities they are engaged in, and their psychological, social, and economic advantages and disadvantages. Some interesting facts have also come out.

At the time of the epidemic, the psychology of the average person is different than at other times. Their needs are different, their interests are different, their priorities are different. This has changed the trend of internet usage. A New York Times study has shown that the number of people using the Internet from a computer has increased more than from a mobile phone. The gist of the study is: People are expressing themselves more seriously, helpfully, and responsibly on social media than ever before.

Video streaming platforms such as Netflix, YouTube; Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Ticket; online video games and news sites have become increasingly popular. The general public is less interested in politics, war, economics, and sports.

Why is usage increasing?

What are the reasons for the sudden increase in the use of the internet and especially social media? The main reason is leisure. People have more free time now than ever before. The second reason is restlessness. I have to stay in a small place due to the lockdown. People are worried about where things are going. At such times, we want to participate and give some feedback. So even those who have never had a status are posting a status on Facebook. Those who never made tickets are now making them. Those who have not heard of Instagram are currently learning by opening an account. Even though some of them are sharing file fungus video on messenger, they are still frozen in the media on social media.

Currently, the number of people working from the office is significant. Internet banking has become widespread. Internet platforms are being used to conduct television interviews, from doctors advising their patients to organize large conferences.

Among the Nepali users of social media, there is a kind of competition in the production of weird and fun content. Activities are ranging from doing old photo making to various challenges and having fun with friends. It's like a fashion and a trend. There is free time, as soon as someone does something, many people start following it and it gradually becomes a trend. And, not all people always come up with new ideas. When you follow an idea started by others, it becomes a trend and a fashion. Such trends come and go at the same time.

Despite the practical inconvenience caused by the lockdown in Nepal, the epidemic has not yet caused any human casualties in the country. That's why social media users are now spending so much time. However, users of countries plagued by epidemics are not in a position to enjoy such content.

Jokes and jokes on social media have a positive psychological effect. Psychologists have been suggesting that more negative information and news affect mental health while staying inactive and having fun. This does not mean that you spend as much time on the Internet and social sites. Excessive use can lead to social media addiction. It also affects the health of the eyes and muscles. Managing time with the kitchen, kitchen and other household chores is a good way to enjoy such items.

In fact, there is no exact answer to the question of how long to use social media. How much time do you have available? How much time do you spend on social media? Those who use it correctly benefit from it. However, it is definitely to the detriment of those who are unable to manage their time around the clock.

Contribution to epidemic management

Information reaches the world in a matter of seconds on social media. What kind of efforts of Kundesh have been successful, what efforts have failed, everyone has got a chance to be aware. A video of a teenager in Vietnam washing his hands with soap and water to prevent the spread of the virus has gone viral around the world. Information on how to make masks and sanitizers at home is trending. Such general information is of great importance. Because of this, people's lives have been saved.

The Internet has made a very positive contribution to epidemic management. Even though people live in small places, he does not have to stay away from his family, community, and the world. Even though there is no physical contact, their virtual relationship is being formed with relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Mutual trust has increased.

At this time, social media companies have made a lot of effort to make a positive contribution. Facebook has mobilized fact-checkers by investing hundreds of millions of dollars Is Due to which significant improvement has been seen in misinformation control. Google has been providing researchers with location data, surveys, and tracking tools. YouTube has been constantly putting warning messages in the middle of videos.

This is the first time in the history of virtual networking. Even when physically isolated, people's happiness, frustration, and anger are being exchanged on the Internet. This was unimaginable a few years ago. Without the Internet and social media, it is not difficult to predict the magnitude of the damage caused by the Kovid-19 epidemic.

Infodemic with Pandemic

The word infodemic is popular now. This means an epidemic of misinformation. Because of the open media, there is always the fear of spreading false information from the internet. Such information can lead to serious accidents, especially when death, deprivation, and fear are unsettling.

This can lead to rumors and misinformation. There is a danger that people will make hasty decisions. There is also a fear of cybercrime. Along with banking and government services, various services are requested online. People who trade physically have asked online. Not everyone is aware of cybersecurity. This can be very easy for hackers and other internet criminals. The number of users of internet banking and mobile banking has increased more than before. At the same time, security challenges increase.

Lockdown can be an opportunity

Leaving your regular routine and staying at home increases your worries about your studies, career, and business. The woodcut ends soon. We have to go back to the old way. At that time, it is natural to worry about how to fill the current gap. At this point, social media and other Internet platforms can make you feel great.

If you are a housewife, you can learn how to cook new food on a platform like YouTube. Farmers can learn about their crops, traders can learn about new business opportunities from the internet. You don't have to leave home to learn a new language, learn photography, and take an art course.

Now some teachers are teaching their students through social media. There are many platforms to develop your capabilities. You can share your skills, abilities, and positive experiences through social media. Many universities have online courses. From short courses to degrees that suit you, you can get them online. Not only sound education but his alertness and dedication too are most required.

Job seekers can learn how to create good bio-data on the internet. Learn how to prepare for an interview, how to write a good cover letter. Some people may fear that if they stay inactive for a long time at home, their ability to work will decrease. They can get updates on what is happening in their profession. Because this time is a good opportunity to learn.

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