Good day, the chairman, moderator, panel of judges, accurate time keeper, teaching and non teaching staff of this great citadel of learning, Co debaters, fellow student, distinguish ladies and gentlemen. Standing before you is the physical appearances of Itunuoluwa Adeyemi popularly known and called as pemisire, am here to support and to give my own view on the topic which says, the impact of social media in the life of Nigeria youth.
We all know social media as the different types of social activities that is going on online, or on internet. Internet serves as where each different types if social activities are performed or carried out. Through internet, people were able to do all kind of things online without leaving their house, some of the types of social media are as follows: Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, Instagram, snap chat, hangout, palm chat, Telegram, 2go, google etc. We can see that each of this media has their functions and the way they work is kindly different they shall be discussed. Below are the ways social media has contributed positively to the life of Nigerian youths:
1. people most likely especially the youth as access to the internet, in the sense that, they can do all who they want just to keep themselves busy, so that people will know that the are civilized and what do you expected from a civilized area? If the Nigeria youths does not have access to the internet, that means they was no development in Nigeria, and the people there are not are developing, because through the use of this social media, the will see some new things that will also make them think positively, the will be able to think in a positive way, they will know what to do and the right time to do so. Through this same internet, when youth see big people, I mean those who has succeed in life, they will be able to determined in their mind that they want to be like such person, they will have the mind of possibilities, they will say "for this man to make it, I also must make it in life ", for this man to do this, I also can do more better than him or her, such social media has create a mind of success in them, from the very moment the make the decision, can you see a meaningful impact that kind of social media as has on that kind of youth. A great impact indeed.
2. Social media also serves as a mean of helping and supporting people, most especially the students, for examples, if a student has a problem in his or her study, such student can go online, throw the question to the internet, those who knows the answer might come across it, and you have a solution to your problem. If such student should ask Google and Mr Google will be there to give you the correct to your question. Wow! can you just see that, asking of question in the internet and you get your answer within 2minutes, what a great luck, there are so many website that also works like Google, they are: Wikipedia, Eclopedia, and so on, all this could also be used to used to solve student's problem on their academy. Another example is that maybe a student does not understand what his or her lecturer or teacher was teaching, such student could easily went to the internet, type the question or topic on the internet, and should wait for just a minute, Mr Google and other website will clearly explained it to such student and the student will understand. Wow! What a great impact on such student life.
3.Updates: The use of social media has made it easy for people to know what is going on all over the world. If not for the internet, people will find it difficult to be updated in various part of the country, for example, if the Nigeria president is taking a step now, before any radio or television could announce it, a lot of people would have seen it on the social media. Let take a look at a bad incident that happens about 6 month ago, the killing of the Nigeria Army, the incident was first seen on the internet. Another point of view is that radio or television could only announce a new two or three time, but on internet, you will surely see it after a couple of days, some may even save it for future reference, some develop interest in such news, the best solution they could do is to browse the news, and it will be presented for them within a short period of time. A new of some month ago can only be found on the social media, because nothing will happen to it, it will still be intact. Even there are some news that the radio station do not carried out, which you will certainly find on social media.
4. When you are on internet, I mean when you have access to the internet, you will come across a lot of opportunity, which can change their life positively, only if you didn't ignore them, if you works toward them, they will surely help you. Example of such opportunity are: Job opportunity, scholarship, study abroad etc. Many people in abroad nowadays, they made it through the help of the internet, can you now see the important of social media? Let assumed those who get opportunity through internet were ignorance or they also support the saying that 'social media has cause a lot of damages in the life of Nigerian youth', would they be able to achieve the great success? No! they can never come across it no to talk of achieving it, so it is good to go on internet, because it really really helps a lot.
5. Social media has help a lot of people to communicate with one another with ease, without sending of letter. . This aspect is one of the major reason why majority of the social media were created, they want people to communicate with ease, without stressing themselves by travelling to them or sending letter to them, which may require their time, money and energy. If you take a close look at most of the social media, most of them were created for the purpose of communication or chatting, for example, Facebook is for chatting/communication, Whatsapp is also for chatting or communicating, likewise hangout, instagram, twitter, etc were all used in term of communication or chatting, they were more than this, but let me stop here.
Through most of this social media, people can easily share information about what is going on, in their area, without sending letter, they can express to one another through internet. I can boldly say this that social media is one of the thing that has contributed or leads to some marriage in the whole world. Most couples firstly started their friendship on social media, later on, it leads to dating, and the overall result is marriage. Some people's dream of getting married become reality this same social media. On social media, you will meet new friends and even old friends that you've lost their contact for a very long time, you will be able to communicate anywhere you or they may be in this world, either you are in the same country or not, you will still communicate together each others through any form of social media. On this same internet, you meet a lot of new faces, which keeps you lively, even when you are bored, on this same social media, you read a lot of stories and jokes that makes someone laugh, all this are to keep you excited. The founder or investors of each social media has done a great job. Thanks to them.
6.Advertisement: The use of social media for the mean of advertising your goods, made it seem more easy, because a lot of people will be able to read the content of the goods, and if they were interested, they chat up with you. Let assumed, there is nothing called social media, do you think it will be easy to communicate with a large group of people, it how many people do you know that you will be advertising you group to them, it do you think it will be more easy to be advertising your product to people one by one?, no, it won't be easy. But through the help of social media, a lot of friends and people are there that you can advertise your goods to, what you just need is to just take the picture of such product, write a short content on it, then post it to the internet, numerous friends will see it, like it, love it, react on it, while some will share it to any group, some may even pick interest and bought your product. Can you now see that through the help of social media, you can advertise your goods to thousands of people within five minutes, what a great platform. You can be in a particular state In a particular country, and at the same time advertise your goods to people in any otherCountry and even in the same country, people in your area will see it, those in the same state with you will see it, those in the same country, and those that are not in your area at all, I mean those in other country.
Dear friends, there is no way you will have a business and you won't advertised it, you will surely do so, so that people will know what you are actually selling or the kind of product you are producing, in case they may need your supply. Through this, you can easily get your product sell.
7. Source of income: Many people nowadays think the use of social media As their source of income is not right, which is not so, I can say it with courage that people make money online without going through a bad way, take a close look at the bloggers, they use what they have to get what they want, they use their brain in return of making money, many student are not suppose to depend on their parent, they can easily make things done and get paid instantly, infact, this is much more better than looking for employment, you can use your brain to get what you want as I said earlier, in the sense that, you write an article, you posted it on the website and wait for credit alert after some days. Can you see how social media has affected the life of Nigerian youth, and the way it has affected them financially 8. Job opportunity: Social media can be said as one of the major thing that leads to employment in the while world now, many people were employed through the help of social media, in the sense that, on social media, many job vacancy and opportunity are available, yours is just to learn more about what the job is all about, or you get the full details of such job or opportunity, and if you are satisfied with the terms and condition, you can as well put in for it, if your curriculum vitae (CV) is available, you can forward it to the employer's gmail account, after a lot crosschecking, and he was satisfied with it, lucky you may be invited for interview, after that if you did excellently, they can offer you the job.
Let assumed, such person does not go online, will it be possible to acquire such job? No way! it can never be possible, never!.
In conclusion, we ought to say a very big thanks and a big kudos to the investor of all kind of social media platform, because they have really done a great job, their investment and website has a positive impact in our life.
Lastly I want all of us to go against the saying that social media has cause a lot of damages in our live, No let us prove it to the world that, social media has a positive impact in our lives, we enjoy going online, we enjoy all the activities going on on the internet.We all enjoy your platform. Youth, arise now and proclaim it to the whole universe the benefit of social media, let encourage each other to participate in the activities going online, so that those who invested this platform will be glad, they won't be discourage, so that they can do better, let encourage the founder of each different types of social media platform, either the one created for communication, news, update, advertisement or for financial purpose, they have all done well, kudos to you all.
Advice for the youth is that, firstly neglect the fact that social media will damage your life, it only damages the live of those who doesn't have the full knowledge of it, and those who use it negatively. Youth should please participate in the activities going on all the social media except the bad ones, but as for the good ones, do everything to take part in it.
Together we can do it, together we can make the world a happier place through social media, together we can make the whole universe proud of us. Youth we are the future, we are the leaders of tomorrow, the one God has selected to change the whole world positively, and we have to fulfill the promise of God on our life, we must achieve the aim of coming to this world.
As the chosen generation, that the Lord our father has sent to this world to have a great impact in life, don't be discourage by others that social media is bad, don't be disorganized, focus on your aim in life, don't be deceived by other by the bad influence of friends.
I think with the few points of mine, I have been able to brainfed and has convinced you that social media has cause a lot of good things in our life. Still remains Pemisire.