While some people use social media for business and pleasure, others use it to bully other people.
Celebrities seem to be the easiest targets when it comes to negative comments. DJ Zinhle is one of the many public figures who've experienced the bad side of Twitter, Instagram, etc.
In her interview on Gareth Cliff' show on CliffCentral this week, the mother-of-one said she's heard the craziest things about herself on these platforms.
"Things no one will ever say to my face. Like I look like a man, like, what else have I heard? It used to hurt my feelings. But I thought 'it's just one guy somewhere in Mlalazi you know, in a shack...' A lot of people on social media have too much time, people in this country don't have jobs... Social media is a bad drug... social media is definitely a powerful thing, but it's a painful thing sometimes," she told Gareth.