Monday, October 7, 2013

10/07/2013 12:47:00 PM

Will There Be an Effect on Social Media Because of Government Shut Down? 

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The power of social media has continued to revolutionize the whole world making it a huge avenue where people from different communicate and share ideas all over the world.

Many people have been asking themselves this important question without getting that perfect answer. The answer is YES! How is this going to happen? First, it will have an impact on the perception of many people about the activities of government especially on the policies that they would wish to implement in the future. This means that citizens will not have faith in the operations. In addition, they will also blame the government of infringing the right of many citizens especially on the freedom of speech and association.

Consequently, the ban will have impact on the kind of information that people share in the social media. This means that the government will have a huge impact in controlling the kind of information that goes to the public. In the end, the credibility of the information that is conveyed through social media will be affected as the government has more power in controlling the kind of information that the public consumes.

The government can also get any information that is seen to have a huge impact on the lives of many citizens. This means that the rights many people on the social media is not protected. This will have a huge impact on the kind of information people share on the social media.

The ban will also have a huge impact on the small enterprises that rely more on the social media. This will always have a huge impact on the operations on the operations. The number of people using the social media is expected to drop significantly following the ban. This means that people would rather use other alternative options that using the social media to pass these kinds of information for people. The kind of information that people exchange will also significantly change due to the government involvement. The use of “foul language” or language that seems to threat the stability of the nation will be monitored since it has a huge impact on the lives of many people using the services. This will contribute to low growth on the number of people using social media when compared to other forms of communication.

Finally and most importantly, the perception of the government by the citizens especially from the kind of information that they will be allowed to convey while communicating. This will also have a huge impact on the social relationship of many citizens that were using social media as a media of communication. Ultimately, people will have to bear the communication consequences that is created by the ban.


In conclusion, people might not feel the immediate impact of the ban, but in the long run; it will have a huge impact on the behavior as well as the way people carry out their daily activities and the process of communication. Let’s wait and see what will happen especially by using 02 number!