How Social Media Platforms Proved To Be Helpful During Covid In India?


The pandemic has forced people from all around the world to stay inside for the sake of avoiding the virus. The office work has shifted to remote working, and the education has shifted to online classes. People are even ordering groceries online to avoid going outside. In short, the world was locked inside the house with limited outdoor activities and social interaction. This proved to be a huge burden for many, even the introverts. Social media platforms that were previously considered to have a negative impact finally proved that it is wrong. Social media platforms came as a rescue for many people. The same is visible from the fact the usage of social media platforms like WhatsApp, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook increased. Also, social media platforms were not only used for entertainment purposes but also for educational and productive purposes. 

How Pandemic Disrupted The Normal Lifestyle?
Pandemic disrupted the normal lifestyle by changing the pattern of social connection. For instance, instead of going outside, people are uploading old WhatsApp Status to tell the world how they are missing their old life. The change in the social connection is impacting the mental health of the people. Humans as social animals have the need to be socially active. Without this, the internal conflicts increase and this can create mental challenges for the people. 

In addition to that, the people were burdened with the tension of their economic safety, physical health, mental health and other plans. With so much uncertainty, most of the people were on the edge of anxiety because of the emotional imbalances. 

How Social Media Proved To Be Helpful?
Social media platforms have proved to be very advantageous during the Covid time. Firstly, social media platforms have provided the users with a platform to connect with each other. For instance, WhatsApp and Instagram can be used for both voice calling and video calling. Just with the comfort of home, it provided pleasure to the users to stay connected with the home. 

Also, for recreational purposes, many users started Instagram and TikTok trends. For instance, there was a reel trend that pushed users to post their Sexy Photos and sexy videos. Many social media platforms also added Covid related resources to help the people who were suffering from Covid. Also, many Instagram pages came up with mental health-related posts to make it easier for the users to cope with the new normal. 

Many social media accounts also proved to be helpful for Covid patients as discussed above. Information regarding oxygen supine, vaccination helps and availability of beds in different hospitals were made available to the mass. Further, information about high-demand and low-stock medicines were provided to the needy people. 

In addition to that, the social media platforms also did its best to create awareness amongst other social media users regarding the pandemic and how it can be stopped. The social media platforms were also able to help people in distress. Many influencers created funny content to lighten up the tense situation and it was helpful to a large extent too. 

Social Media Platforms Provided Help In A Virtual World 
People who were lacking real-life connections owing to the restriction and social distancing imposed by Covid shifted to social media platforms that provided them with the required support in a virtual world. Not only did it help people with their mental health but also, saved many small businesses. 

Consumers across the globe realized the impact of Covid on the economy and as a result, trends were rolled out to ensure that the small businesses are supported. The entire world of the social media platforms created a Virtual Collective Consciousness where many individuals sharing the common goal of spreading positivity came together. The same was further strengthened by the second wave of Covid which was especially harsh on many families. It can be rightly said that social media platforms act as a buffer to keep people from all across the globe sane. 

Social media platforms have proved to be very helpful to ensure that there is a sense of connection amongst the people along with providing essential information to the users. These platforms have paved the way to ensure that social media can be helpful in times of crisis. 

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