Acta Scientific Computer Sciences

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 12

Understanding the Role of Social Media among Youth in Western Province, Sri Lanka; Key Findings from Webinar

Fahim Aslam*

Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

*Corresponding Author: Fahim Aslam, Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Received: August 30, 2021; Published: November 30, 2021

Abstract

Social media popularity has grown among youth in the last two decades, according to the most recent global statistics nearly 4.48 billion users are currently active on social media platforms which is nearly 60% of the entire human population. Platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have shown major gains where Facebook is the most popular of all with nearly 2.85 billion users.

Majority of the teen and young adults use social media to network and make connections across the global arena. This allows them to talk to people with across borders without any limitations. In Sri Lanka, a reported 7.9 million users are active on social media platforms. Although this number is lower than the global average, the internet speed and availability in the country is relatively higher than other countries.

With the emergence of the pandemic, majority of the youth have been pushed towards online interaction where the use of social media has increased drastically. However, this could impact the future generation.

Keywords: Social Media; Youth; Webinar

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Citation

Citation: Fahim Aslam. “Understanding the Role of Social Media among Youth in Western Province, Sri Lanka; Key Findings from Webinar". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.12 (2021): 66-71.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Fahim Aslam. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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