There are a lot of people out there that love to bash social media. Many people say that it’s a terrible innovation that has led to decreased attention spans of young people and an overall decrease in contentment and connection among adults and teenagers alike. There have certainly been negative effects of social media, but there are positive things from it as well. Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news a lot lately with the Facebook scandal and mostly negative criticism.
At the core, social media is a way for people to connect with one another. Whether they live right down the street from each other or across the globe, social media provides a way for people to connect based on similar interests and lifestyles. Today the term “insta-meet” refers to a group of people that have not met in person but are meeting up after connecting on Instagram. Just make sure to use a cell phone spy app before meeting them.
Social and Dating
Social networking platforms provide a way for people to make new friends and develop dating relationships. Many people out there wanting to make new friends or partners. But feel isolated because of their schedules or work life. Social platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram give people the ability to build their literal “social network” by meeting people online. Dating is even easier in this digital generation.
There are many benefits of it in the business world. People are able to network and find jobs or post about a particular job listing. You can do this on Instagram, through stories and posts, but other social media platforms like LinkedIn are solely for business. They are dedicated to helping people build their business through finding the right candidates for a job. Maybe instead of “social media,” it should be called “business media.”
On the same note, social media has become one of the most dominant forms of marketing in the world. Accounts with tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of followers are able to be paid by sponsors for posting about a certain product. The best way to get a sponsor is to start posting high-quality content. Once you have a larger number of followers, then you can start trying to get sponsors.
Social media is not without its downsides. There are a lot of people out there that only see the negative parts of it. And not any of the contributions it has made to society through its ability to connect people. It really is so simple and easy to talk with old friends or colleagues online. Use Facebook with caution and care, but it does have a positive impact. If you enjoyed this, check out my last post about the Zuckerberg’s trail of apologies.