Information revolution has changed the way of mass communications and had some negative and positive effects on individual lives as well as on society. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Information revolution has changed our life drastically, as it has made roads to all walks of life. Undoubtedly it has changed the way of mass communication which has its own pros and cons. I agree with this statement that it has negative and positive effect on the person as well as the society because of easily access of information, get expert opinion, less wastage of time and on contrary, misuse of information and spreading rumors.
The first and foremost, due to information revolution of mass media, people can have easy access to information on any topic as it is available just a click away because of internet. Moreover, one can get any expert opinion about the information. Also, getting information fast saves a lot of time because everything is available online. For example, few decades ago we can use the library physically and read books and find any information, but now time has changed now in 21st century, we can access all the books, blogs, and information on our computer or television.
Every coin has two sides, so the information can also be abused. It can mislead people and can cause damage to society. Moreover, people misuse information and that can leads to rumors and even create violence. For instance, information or posts on social media like Face book and Twitter are unsafe as it can create problems in the on the name on religion or anything. Furthermore, wrong elements of society can use information in an inappropriate way like making bombs, guns.
In a nutshell, we can say that society should use the electronic information for the betterment of the society as a whole. If person have any doubt about any information then he should confirm first with Right to Information Act, before taking any action.
Contributed by Vipul Sharma