Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. Furthermore, social media depends on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities, and individuals.
Now social media is very much used by all people, including students. They use social media for a variety of things, there are positive and negative impact. Some are using it to seek knowledge, but there also are using it just to be trendy.
Social media has many positive impacts, that positive impacts are can find a lot of knowledge, facilitate learning activities, facilitate communication, or just for fun
Social media has many negative impacts, that negative impacts are can make users lose many of time, can reduce social interaction with the people around him, even cyber crime
If social media is used in accordance with its real function, then social media can provide many benefits for many people, but if use exceeds the limit and not according to its real function, it can give a lot of negative impact, so it all depends on the awareness of each person, each person must know what social media is used for