Social Media is not life: Shefali Vaidya

Social media expert Ms. Vaidya addressed online lecture series ‘Stree Shakti Samvad’ of MCU on ‘Social Media and Narrative’

Bhopal, 25th June, 2020: Famous blogger and social media expert Shefali Vaidya said that we should keep in mind that social media cannot be the life of any person. It is only a part of our life so we should not be disappointed if not receiving more likes and shares.

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Five lakh people follow Shefali Vaidya on twitter.

She was interacting with media students through Facebook live today in online lecture series ‘Stree Shakti Samvad’ of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.

Talking on ‘Social Media and Narrative’, she said that you can set your narrative on social media. Today, you have a medium where you can express views. Nobody has a monopoly to set a narrative. Politicians are also using social media to communicate. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is the biggest example, who used social media for the first time in India to communicate his views to the people and achieved political success. You must have logical knowledge and views, verified facts and statements for setting down the tone for narratives on the subject.

‘A citizen can directly inform about his problem to the government through Twitter. Social media is now an effective tool to redress public grievances. In railways, passengers twitted their problems during traveling and they were resolved,’ she said.

She said readers and television viewers can bring full facts about any news before the public. Local languages and dialects are getting promotions thanks to social media and expert people are informing about their knowledge to the public. Access to information and news has increased and even rural public are getting the latest news, which was not possible.