Week 2 of WinterABC blogging. This weekend I have used my fair share of social media, from communicating with family to reading all the posts of my fellow bloggers.
These days almost everyone uses social media and more than 4.5 billion people are using the internet as of January 2020. The usage has increased with the recent events that are taking place in the world.
The 4 things I have learnt on social media.
Social media is a place where you can transmit information to other people, a vehicle for communication
You can make a consistent income from anywhere
Social media is a platform full of opportunities.
With the proverbial world at our fingertips, as long as you know how to tap into the vast amount of opportunities found on the internet, you can earn some extra income, even if you’re in a tight bind. Regardless of the niche, you choose to venture into, there are companies everywhere willing to pay you.
You can wear many hats, from blogger, digital marketer, affiliate marketer, influencer, etc. Furthermore you can earn through social media management of company accounts or even social media advertising.
It Promotes social change
The power of social media for promoting change. People have launched numerous campaigns that call their peers to pressure governments and business to make changes, such as exposing corruption, improving educational facilities in their locations, and fighting against gender stereotypes and racism. A great example that is the Black Lives Matter movement, An American death has sparked global protest and confronted other countries with uncomfortable truths.
It can trigger insecurities / Self-Image Manipulation
Social media can only do so much to a person. It consumes a person’s mind to think differently and not in their own way. When you browse through any social media platforms, you’ll find pictures of people who seem to be having the best time of their lives. You’ll find posts about their travels, high grades and other achievements, and recent purchases. You feel that your own life pales in comparison to theirs and then the insecurities start.
helps In Disarming Social Stigmas
Twitter,Facebook and Instagram platforms are being used to reduce stigmas surrounding mental health and learning disabilities. Spreading awareness has become easy. Blogs from around the globe are talking about struggles with OCD, depression, and anxiety disorders publicly which has lessened the stigma of the diseases for others.
Social media is here to stay and so we should take advantage of this global wave to not only enrich ourselves but also stay afloat and ensure we are not swept by it.