There can be no doubt that information technology has had a big impact on our public and private lives and society in general. In the last 5-10 years we have seen a huge change in the way people communicate using information technology, with the likes of electronic messaging such as emails, texting, Facebook and many more social networks. Information technology has brought the world together and, in fact, made it much smaller by been able to share information at a touch of a button.
In the course of this essay, I intend to focus on two key areas and examine their role both in our work and private lives. The key areas I have chosen are; social media and mobile phones. “Worldwide, there are over 1.71 billion monthly active Facebook users, which is a 15% increase year over year” (source: Facebook as of 7/27/16)
The impact of Information Technology on Public and Private Life
When using social media for public life, it can be good and bad.
It helps people communicate with people from their past or who have had to move away, but at the same time, it can be bad for a variety of reasons. I want to focus more on how businesses have had to move with the times and how they have benefited from the use of social media. Nearly all businesses that do lots of advertising have started using social media as a source of advertising.
As there are so many people using social media, it’s easy for a business to post things for everybody to see. If someone sees a product they like, there is so many ways and easy ways to purchase it by means of on-line banking or one of the world’s biggest on line paying system Paypal.
Facebook has quickly become the most popular and cheapest way to advertise their business. A lot of start-up businesses would be inclined to use Facebook as their main source of advertising because of their scale of people their advertisement can reach and it’s cheap. Social media in private life in today’s life plays …