When it comes to online distractions, social media websites are right at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful.
Sure, you can use them to procrastinate all day every day, but no other medium can compare to them in terms of speed or interactivity. There are many reasons why you should keep using social media, and here are some of the most notable benefits.
1. Build Your Own Business.
Every business these days has to have a page or four on social media just to adapt to all kinds of customers. It helps, but can also ruin your reputation if you do shady things, and people catch you.
2. Find Where You Belong.
We’re all different people with different interests, hobbies, political views, religion, and all that sort of stuff, and we love to be a part of them.
Let me tell you this, there is no better place to find a community where you will be seen as equal than on social media. It seems fair!
3. Stay Connected All the Time.
This is social media, having connections with people all over the world at your fingertips is truly underrated.
You can keep in touch with people from all over the world without the need of being close, and without having to worry about the time.
4. Learn and Self Educate Yourself from Social Media.
Following, and actually reading what a scientist or teacher post would not only make you smarter but also more proficient at what you do.
Tips and tricks, tutorials, lectures – all of that and more are out there, you just need to find it.
5. Promoting and Advertising.
The whole world is yours when it comes to promoting products/services on the internet, and social media makes this process even easier.
For example, you can just pay Facebook to promote your page knowing it will lead to the correct and engaged audience.
6. Crime Fighting.
Yes, you can be a Facebook vigilante! All those “if you know this man contact something-“ are no joke and sharing such messages with your friends really helps.
7. Staying Up-to-Date.
Every day, something good or bad is happening somewhere in the world. We, humans, have no chill when it comes to politics, war, and conflict, but we love to stay tuned.
This is where social media comes in, but be sure to check your sources to see if they are reliable or not.
8. Helping People and Yourself.
Social media gives you a rare opportunity to help members of your community, whether through monetary donations, voicing your opinion, or giving advice (whether they like it or not).
The same applies to you, as the recipient of such opinions and advice.