“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.”
In today’s society, social media is considered to be a controversial topic. Many people think that social media has contributed a huge loss to the society. It has destroyed real human life interaction and relationships. It has made people slaves of their cell phones. It facilitates laziness, reduces family closeness and causes distractions.
“To every disadvantage, there is a corresponding advantage.”
W. Clement Stone
There are many other people who think that social media has brought a positive change in the society. It has increased communication and made human interaction much faster. Through the development of social media, communication has advanced into a ground-breaking platform. It has made globalization into reality. It is very beneficial in developing international relations whether related to business or social interactions.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do.”
So, being a helpful tool in changing a person’s life, it has also many negatives effects on them. It all depends on the people how they use it and for what purposes they are using. If one is doing with a negative mindset, the person will always affect the society through his evilness. While there are many positive aspects that has changed the world into a better place.
“Even with all the negativeness of the whole social media thing, I still think it’s leaps and bounds more positive.”
How social media has emerged as a driving force for change, started with its contribution in the communication. Nowadays distance is not a barrier. People get to know about the latest news in a very short time. It helps people from around the world to understand each other, their culture, history, languages and also learn about health matters, environmental protection, and much more.
“Social media represents the digital reflection of what humans do: we connect and share.”
In our education system, social medium has many positive aspects. You can get information about anything within no time. There are many groups and sites from where you can get quality education. Online courses are readily available free of cost for getting online education. Moreover, you can contact any professor of other universities and ask for help. Nowadays online learning has increased as compared to conventional learning methods.
“Innovation comes only from readily and seamlessly sharing information rather than hoarding it.”
Business strategies are now totally changed with the use of social media. No business can grow and flourish without social media marketing. It is the basic need for a business to expand rapidly. It has lowered ad cost, target more audience within less time, and build connections with audience through high quality content. Online shopping is the strategy commonly used to expand business most rapidly.
“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”
Social media has also changed the hiring process of companies. Job seekers now use many sites for getting a job and the hiring committee also check their social media profiles and evaluate them on this basis. There are many sites on which jobs are posted and all the details are given. Furthermore, these websites also guide individuals for writing the cover letters, resumes, personal statements and provide many other guidelines.
So, it can be concluded that social media is playing a major role in our lives. No one can imagine life without social media. It has become a basic need for life. We should try to get advantages from social media as much as we can and spread positivity in the world rather than using it for wrong purposes.
“We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”