Effects of Social Media in Today’s Communication

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Social media has been part of our society nowadays and it has become a powerful tool of communication. It also provides a platform for people with different culture, opinion and views to compare their thoughts about the different issues that our world faces nowadays.

The primary use of social media is, indeed, connect people to their loved ones who are in a different place but it also a place where people express themselves virtually. This article discusses the effects of social media on how we communicate, not only with the people close to us but also, with the people all over the world.

Social media became an online universal complaint center

A lot of people have been using Twitter and Facebook to express their grievances and it sometimes, local authorities also respond through social media. These usually happens especially if a certain issue needs an immediate action or resolution for a certain issue.

twitterIt became an online news portal

It is very easy now to know about a certain issue that piqued the interest of the people. Since social media is free for all and you’re free to share whichever information you have, it’s very easy to make something viral. However, this powerful feature of social media is sometimes being used to do anomalies and sometimes blackmailing for concerned parties.

Encourages social interaction

Due to its open nature, social media promotes interaction among like- minded people who have the same goals, aspirations and sometimes, even, grievances. They also get the chance to share their knowledge for people who are interested in a certain kind of craft.

Build community

Social media served as a virtual hub where people with the same interests can convene to share thoughts, ideas and strengthen bonds among themselves.

Improves communication

facebookMost of the devices nowadays are capable of connecting to the internet and run applications used in communicating with other people. This innovation also gives an alternative for people who are using the internet in communicating with their loved ones.

Helped in raising awareness

As more people are using the social media, it became easier to raise awareness about a certain topic that concerns the majority of the people. When a certain topic is not being covered by different media outfits, the people take it into themselves to exercise their freedom and responsibility of letting others learn of a certain issue that will affect or currently affects them all.

Though social media gives an immense power to influence others, there is no freedom with no responsibility. A simple miscommunication can make or break a person’s reputation that he or she will bring for the rest of their lives.

The Top 5 Musicals of All Time

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Theatre performance is one of the most enduring forms of art and over the years, it has given us the best entertainment we could hope for. There are a lot of theatre performances and musical shows that made us cry, fall in love and made us believe in the beauty of life.

After scouring through different lists of the best musicals of all time, we have compiled and put into a master list for you to know which of the musicals are worth- watching.

  1. Wizard of Oz (1939)

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  • Judy Garland brought life to a girl who got lost in a magical world and only wants to go home. On her journey to get home, she met different magical creatures that accompanied her on the road. As she follows the yellow brick road to get to the wizard who can help her get home, she and her newfound friends teach us the importance of family.
  1. An American in Paris (1951)

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  • The story revolves around three friends who are trying their best to establish their lives in Paris. Things got more complicated when the two men fell in love with the same woman and become torn because of their friendship. Equipped with beautiful ballet choreography and heart- felt songs, this ‘50s musical hit will surely tug a string in your heart.
  1. West Side Story (1961)

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  • It’s a modern day Romeo and Juliet but this time, instead of two rival families, it’s two gang rivals in New York. The two fell in love with each other but as the conflict between their opposing gangs worsens, their feelings each other will be tested if it’s strong enough to withstand everything.
  1. Grease (1978)

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  • This ‘70s musical reminds us the feeling of bliss from young love. Danny (John Travolta) and Sally (Olivia Newton- John) fell in love with each other over the summer. Here comes high school and they found out that they’re in the same school. Together with catchy songs and outstanding choreography, “Grease” left its mark up until to this day.
  1. Sound of Music (1965)

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  • Who would forget Julie Andrews’ stellar performance as an Austrian woman who left the convent governess for the children of a widowed Naval Officer? No other words are needed to justify how beautiful the arrangement, songs and choreography for this classic hit.

Musicals have long been part of our culture and we hope that it will stay for a long time more. As long as the people continue to enjoy and patronize this craft, it will be here to stay to be witnessed by the future generation. Not only it serves as a great medium of expressing one’s individuality and craft, it can also help in expressing emotions and coming into terms with your imperfections as musicals can cater different genre and themes.