If you're not already a part of the social networking craze, it can be difficult to understand what's so great about sites like MySpace and Facebook. But nonetheless, millions of people flock to them and lead secondary lives on them.
Many people maintain social networking profiles as a way to keep in touch with their friends. The sites allow you to post information about yourself, pictures, blog updates of your day-to-day life, and what sort of movies and music you are enjoying. You can instantly leave comments on your friend's pictures and information, and send messages. Whether the friend is in the same neighborhood, or on a different continent, you can keep in touch equally well.
Some people use social networking site such as BizFace and LinkedIn for their business spin on things. Business networking is a popular way of gaining contacts, finding employment or employees, and finding correspondents in your industry. The principles are the same, but instead of writing about what your favorite movies are, you write about your job experience, your skills, and what exactly you are looking for.
It's rather interesting to read that this post was share in 2017 when the social media craze was already reaching fever pitch levels. Today sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become so huge. Being home to over 1 billion users and supporting advanced technological features such as photo recognition and AI, it obvious that the social media giants don't show any signs of stopping soon. We can only predict how big they can continue to become or perhaps they'll usher us into a more technological advanced age in our lifetime. Virtual reality is expected to play a big role in the next coming social interaction revolution.
Today it's kind of essential not to have only a Facebook or Linkedin page for business, but also stuff like Twitter and Instagram. And that is OK, anything that helps you get to the customers is a good thing.
I have a friend that has an aversion towards it. However, now when he is in another country, social networks are kind of a must when it comes to maintaining contacts from home.
If we can remember the humble beginning of social media back in 2004 and the way it grew from that to what we have now, one cannot help but wonder at the great strides we have made in this area. Who would have thought social media will be so big so much so that it will be an extension of people's lives. Today not only do you use it to keep connections with people you know, but we can also use it to do marketing, pay for goods and services through the same social media.
Even though there are social media sites like Facebook that are used by people to connect with family and friends, there are also sites like LinkedIn that help the users to create a strong professional presence over the internet.
There are many ways social media can be used to uplift our social presence and also keep it updated. In the end, it is the users that decide the reason for the existence of their social media presence.
I use these social media sites to connect with friends and also use them for little entertainment. But sites like LinkedIn are the ones where I maintain professional presence and network with like-minded professionals.
I agree with what @Ruskin has said. Social media have different purposes. There are some that are great for connecting with both loved ones and friends, but there also other that are professional and are great to following with clients. We must know the difference.