SOCIAL MEDIA: BOON OR BANE FOR THE YOUNGSTERS IN COIMBATORE UNDER PANDEMIC (COVID 19) SITUATIONS
Author(s):
Dr. ELIZABETH.A , J.JINCY
Keywords:
social media, Pandemic, SNS
Abstract
The study sought to access youngster’s use of social networking sites and to assess whether it’s a boon or bane during pandemic (Covid 19) in Coimbatore. Questionnaire method is used to collect the data from the respondents and it was sent through Google forms. Out of 60 Questionnaires sent, 53 responded and their data were used for the study. Main Objective of the study was to determine whether the social media sites are boon or bane to the youngsters during pandemic (Covid 19). Percentage analysis was done using Micro soft Excel. The study revealed that 14% of the respondents have used social media for learning new things during pandemic, 12% of the respondents have used social networking sites to communicate with friends and relatives during pandemic as respondents met some major mental and health issues like Covid-19 infected, loss of close relatives by covid-19, fear of Covid- 19, loneliness, depression, etc. This study concluded that who used social networking sites properly derived more advantages, which showed a kind of addictiveness by watching all the time threatening news about covid -19 met with health issues. And so it was concluded that social media becomes a boon or bane depending upon the way by which it is used by users.
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Unique Paper ID: 153368

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6

Page(s): 607 - 611
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