Did You Know Social Media Has Psychological Benefits?

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None of us could have imagined that the stories we used to hear about being able to see people through devices and talk to them while sitting on the other end of the world were actually ever going to be true. Even if we think today it seems impossible.

But this is the reality now. And we’re living in this era. Even a person living alone isn’t alone anymore. No one is isolated until they have the means to access social media.

Now that communication has become so rapid and pervasiveness of social media has taken over this could be a concern for the mental health of people. The mental health professionals needed to know the impact of this new method of communication. Whether it had an adverse or favorable effect on the psychology of people.

It was found in the studies that social media had both adverse and beneficial effects. One might only think, how could it have psychological benefits. But it does and here are a few:

Your Sense Of Belonging Is Revived

Why do people we share our stories with other people? What could we possibly accomplish from that? It gives you a sense of belonging you feel accepted to know there are more people going through the same situation living the same life. That’s what social media does. 

When someone who you thought was arrogent whether friend or family posts something on their timeline and you find it relatable, your perception changes. You start realizing how indifferent are they from you.

Role Models Became Easy To Find

Social media give us exposure to each other lives. This may sound wrong. But the effect this has on our mentle health is totally alright. Because it helps you see who you’re more related to and even make them your role models. These role models may become a source of inspiration from you.

Builds trust

A study by Valenzuela, Park, and Kee showed that social media helps you build trust in people. It is because of all of the information about each person in your friend lists. So if you’re feeling shady about someone just go to their profiles and it will take away all the uncertainty you had regarding that person.

You Don’t Feel Lonely Anymore

When people see relatable posts. Even if the person isn’t interacting with them directly they’re still building a bond. This makes people feel less lonely. Then they can also make one-on-one interaction with the other person also via social media (e.g., liking someones post, instant message or comment).

Develops A Sense Of Happiness

Even though people have been talking about “Facebook depression,” there is no denying from the fact that social media does lift us up a bit when we’re feeling down. This happiness could be temporary

Couples Feel Connected

Long-distance relationships have always existed but with the arrival of text and online messages, it has became easier for the couples to stay in touch. This also builds a sense of attachment and closeness in them. Besides the long-distance one, text messaging has even helped couples resolve arguments that they found hard to talk out in person.

PTA To Launch 5G Cellular Network In Pakistan

5G, the fifth-generation cellular technology is going to be launched in Pakistan. Remember the ban on Huawei in the United States of America (USA)? 5G technology was one of the reasons for the ban on Huawei.

Although Pakistan is not in the list of developed countries, yet it is launching 5G cellular services across the country. The rapid technological advancement compelled Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to invite applications for the 5G network services.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revealed the structure for testing and developing future technologies, especially the fifth-generation cellular technology.

PTA has asked formal applications for trials 5G wireless networks around Pakistan. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is asking applications from its licence holders, various organisations educational institutes and mobile phone operators.

The authority has issued a public notice named “Test and Development of Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless Networks in Pakistan”.

According to the notice, “Pakistan Telecommunication Authority invites applications from its licensees, research and development (R&D) organisations, academic institutions, equipment and/or device manufacturers, vendors, etc for the trial of fifth-generation wireless networks in Pakistan.” 

There are around 71 million broadband customers, including 70 million 3G/4G customers in Pakistan. Indeed, Pakistan is going through huge growth in mobile data traffic.

What is 5G

5G systems are the fifth generation of cellular internet connectivity. It allows quicker speeds and more secure connections on smartphones and other similar devices.

Merging cutting-edge network technology and the most advanced analysis, 5G connections are much faster than contemporary ones. The average download speed of 5G would be around 1 GB per second.

The current infrastructure is suffering overcrowding due to the accelerated growth in customers. Consequently, customer requirement for 5G is growing in the country. A few days ago, the commanding authority of mobile service operators, PTA, had published a framework for advanced technology, announcing the experiment of 5G would be non-marketable for effective use of the transistor frequency spectrum device and educational purposes like systematic research and communication concepts.

Any organisation enrolled with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Research and Development (R&D) organisations, educational institutions, device makers, are qualified to appeal for the test and permission, as per the PTA framework.

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According to the framework, the Test & Development permission permits an aspirant to provisionally use the spectrum on non-exclusive purposes. Candidates can propose a spectrum for the purpose of trial which could incorporate the necessary spectrum blocks in 2.6 GHz, 3.6 GHz and other related bands.

There is no supervisory fee correlated with subject non-commercial trial license or the spectrum usage for this goal.

The trial will continue for the period of 3 to 6 months or as declared in the permission issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Any application for an extension in the time of trials must be tendered to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The authority may decide a fair time for the expansion in the trial period while considering the recommended trial period and the application will be treated according to the official provisions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, What Is Coming Our Way?

For all the samsung fans out there, the big news of the year is Samsung Galaxy Note 10. But so far the rumors haven’t been found very favorable. The fans though, stand loyal with the name that has stood-out years after years in the growing crowd of android phones.

Samsung has known to be playing safe in its features except for Galaxy Edge which was quite a risky experimental model with a certainly high price considering it was released 5 years ago. Recently however, we have discovered that there is an anticipated change in the game for the Galaxy series with their upcoming models of Note 10.

What Do We Know Uptil Now?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is currently the most controversial release of its series with the rumored features of 4 cameras, 5g and no buttons. Another thing happening for the first time in the series is that Samsung is told to be releasing more than two models of Note this very same year and this is more than just a rumor as it has been confirmed from some of the reliable sources.

The first Note was released in 2011 and ever since Samsung has only been releasing one model in a year but taking a time-out from its own trend, it’s coming at us with something more.

As reported by the ET News., there are four models of Note 10 planned to be released by Samsung. The models would include a standard Note 10, the other would be a larger Note 10 Pro, and two more would be released that would be a 5G variation of each.

The change is not absolutely new to Samsung as it has released four models of S10 which worked quite well, so there isn’t any harm doing the same with the Note series.

No doubt Samsung has its mind on really going big this year.

How BIG Are We Talking?

We are talking BIG in size and we are talking big in prize. The foretold screen size of the standard Note 10 is 6.28-inch and for Note 10 Pro it would be 6.75-inch which is largest among the other phones except huawei 20x which has even gone to 7.2 inch. For the samsung loyal users this is going to be a new experience considering that 6.75-inch is quite a big size as no other samsung phone has ever been this big. Adding the fact that Samsung has shrunken the bezel surrounding the screen and an infinity-O panel has been used for the Note 10.

Now talking about the prize, it is going to be higher than any phone ever reaching as high as $1500.

We don’t know which factor would weigh the other and would people actually be interested in buying it considering that Note 9 is still a pretty good phone to use in 2019. It’s too early to say anything but if you’re planning on buying it you’d need a lot of savings to spend on it.