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Advantages of Social Media

February 25, 2017
 

 

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Syed Adnan Ali Chishti

Ever wondered what folks turn to first thing in the morning after getting up, even before answering the call of nature?

Yes! You guessed right! They browse Social Media on their gadgets.

I’m sure we all have already come across much negativity by society pertinent to over-usage of Social Media by youngsters. For instance, it is reiterated that users hardly have any time for family as they stay busy on SM. Folks do not bother about recreational physical activities. Students care less for studies, and obviously; waste a whole lot of time on futile activities. And it goes on and on.

With all due respect, it remains an undeniable fact that we often ignore the significance of stuff due to inability to see things beyond certain horizons as we hardly attend to the other side of the picture.

Let’s underscore a few of the stunning advantages of Social Media through an entirely unique spectacle.

LinkedIn: It is for the industry professionals for the most part. Users can:

  1. Devise an impressive catchy professional profile by using the available tools on it.
  2. Write blogs and articles on topics relative to their industry.
  3. Can check on who has viewed their profile to reach them through mails or messages. Premium Account needed.
  4. Can send direct messages to employers who posted job openings matching their profile in order to escalate chances to land a job is their respective industry.
  5. Can eye the latest Marketing and Business Development trends being adopted by the experts in their industries.
  6. Can put status to seek expert’s analysis on any given business situation and from thereon, rectify the wrong practices to expand business professionally.
  7. Can create brand or services’ pages and post offers, discounts to increase sales as well as brand awareness free of cost.
  8. Obtain tips to curate their Resumes/C.Vs as per latest techniques and as per the most searched for keywords for any job listing.
  9. Follow the market experts and avail their useful advices for career growth.

Facebook: Folks

  1. Feel good about themselves and their activities as they brace for lots of appreciations and comments on Social Media posts from their friends’ circles. It enhances self-esteem, confidence, and positivity in their lives.
  2. Dress up well, keeping in view Social Media environment, before attending any event so that they look more prominent besides standing out from the rest.
  3. Keep getting updates about Contemporary News, Current Affairs, Politics, Sports, Showbiz, and etc.
  4. Can watch live Television Transmissions while on the go.
  5. Create pages to share posts on them to encourage visitors to like or subscribe their pages and accumulate as many followers as possible in order to get paid by Google Ads and other online advertising agencies.
  6. Create opportunities for self-branding, self-marketing and self-promotion by showcasing their projects or publications in group posts and on pages.
  7. Can raise funds for needy people to serve humanitarian causes.
  8. Stay updated about latest fashions and styles by following the pages from famous brands.
  9. Journalists can set their status live to provide Live Steaming of any event. Later, the recording can be used to create full-flashed news story. Lively notepads.
  10. Can create events to invite people to attend, instead of sending emails or visiting them separately.

Twitter: It is best for microblogging as it restricts the length to 140 characters only.

  1. People can follow celebrities’ accounts to interact with them by tweeting directly @them.
  2. Can subscribe to twitter accounts of gigantic firms to remain updated of their developments.
  3. Twitter helps journalists’ cover stories in form of microblogging to avoid forgetting key points while attending events.
  4. On-event string of tweets helps journalists develop full story later on.
  5. Can start a trend with a #hashtag relative to any-given incident or event to seek out a whole lot of attention from audience.

Google Plus: It assumes somewhat identical status in people’s routine as does Facebook.

YouTube: Folks can use their personal or company’s video channels to pile up subscribers to earn money online through advertising agencies like Google and others.

English is the key to success now-a-days. It is observed that those who stand engaged on Social Media stand better chance to improve their language skills, both written and spoken, than those who do not.

All Social Media platforms are equally essential to share users’ viewpoints on any idea, incident or issue which receive tons of evaluations or feedback from respondents. It helps in advanced understanding within community in order to bring people closer to one another.

History tells us, Social Media played pivotal role in bringing change in communities (Arab Springs) where traditional media was facing curbs. Social Media, there became, the voice of underprivileged and disadvantaged sectors of society.

 
 
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