From a couple of decades, social media platforms have had a great impact on our lives. But is this impact a good one? Or is it going to throw us into a well’ from where we could never find out our way back? If I start listing up the positive effects of social media on society’ my list might need plenty of updates. As time is evolving, the benefits of social media platforms are considerably increasing. To entertain, to inspire, to educate, and to convince! That’s the simplest possible way I could sum up the positive impact of social media upon us, our lives, and our coming generations.
To explore this query, I have compiled a list of the most influential top 10 positive effects of social media. About 7 out of every 10 Citizens of the United States are currently hooked up on their social media networks. If you are curious to know what is the factor that is driving more and more Americans everyday’ to social platforms and making them addicted to the media,’ find it out below!
Top 10 Positive Effects of Social Media
1. Connect to the World in a Moment of Seconds:
Tap once! Slide over! There you go! You are all set to discover billions of people around the world, and mingle around with the ones you like. One of the most significant advantages of social media is the ease of access, it provides you to connect with people around the world in seconds. And surprisingly, the number of people getting married using social media connections is increasing day by day! So what else can be a greater benefit of social media, other than the fact that It might be the place where you are going to find your life partner. 😉
Hey, wait! Mind it. This does not mean, social media can only be used for dating! There can be some fake identities hovering over the internet, AND WHAT IF YOU END UP BEING HOOKED UP WITH THE SAME GENDER! HAHA! That is where it comes up to the need to be well aware of the negative effects of social media too.
2. Means of Communication, Faster than the Speed of Light:
It is not less than a nightmare when you unexpectedly forget your best friend’s birthday and get recalled at the last moment. That is not even a big deal! Open up your phone, and quickly drop a cheesy birthday note on the timeline’ as if you had been thinking of them the whole time! Social media has been proved to be effective in situations where you can not deliver your words in person. For those in long-distance relationships, this is surely the best way of staying connected DAY AND NIGHT!
3. Access to Breaking News, and Latest Events:
The time when people used to wait for the early morning newspaper is gone now! About 46% of the people who used to read the printable newspaper have now switched to the digital way of staying updated on the news. Even the media reporters are now more concerned about their Media and Content marketing, rather than the content published in the printable newspaper. Well, this is surely a great pathway to get faster access to daily news. You would not stay unaware of any news going on in your area, cause news spread faster than fire on social media!
4. Opening Up Better Education Opportunities for Students:
The importance of social media can be best explained by the words of a student, who gets an explanation for everything right on the exam night from his friends and tutors online. Not only this, but there are also tons of other sources you can access and get benefited from. If there is a concept not understandable to you during the class, no problem! Use your social media to get as much information about it as you need. You could even find teachers expert in your concerned field, and get connected to them for help and resources.
5. Helping Women Grow their Businesses:
In our society, women get a lesser chance of expanding and evolving their businesses as men do! Many of the women work from home, and no matter whatever great work they are doing, people are usually unaware of it. For all such women, social media platforms can create a healthy impact and make their businesses grow. They can use Social Analytics, target a group of audience relevant to their business, and share their word to them.
6. Want to Bring Up a Change? Social Media is the Right Place:
The real meaning of democracy can clearly be seen in social media platforms where all the people supporting one cause’ gather together to bring it up. Nowadays, social media has gained such power that it is even capable of bringing up a political change. I think the power of social media is strong enough to bring up justifiable changes in our society in the near future! Hope for the best.
7. Helps the Loners, Open up to People:
There are a lot of people around us who are not comfortable enough to open up in person. Lack of confidence and self-esteem, make them stay quiet, and deal with their problems by themselves. Social media enables such people to talk to others, discuss their mental health issues, and emerge with more confidence so that they become capable enough of talking face to face. That’s why Social media and mental health have had a deep connection with each other. The right use of social media platforms can enable all such loners to perform better and healthier in their lives!
8. A Platform to Showcase Yourself and Your Skills:
For all those looking for an opportunity to bring up something they invented, discovered, or their research successes, social media provides this golden opportunity. This is one of the most significant positive effects of social media. You can make up your profile, insert a gig, and make yourself famous amongst the great influencers. This could also open up a job seeking a chance for you! Is not this wonderful?
9. Easy Online Selling and Buying:
Today’s lead generation has got super lazy because they are capable of setting up an entire home interior just by making certain clicks! Well, I will not disagree with the fact that online shopping saves plenty of time, and also opens up new products to you that you could buy. This one out of all the positive effects of social media is going to excel more and more because in the future times’ EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE DIGITIZED!
10. A Free Source of Escaping Boredom:
Considering all other beneficial aspects of social media, this one can not be left out. What do you do when you get bored? Do not you open up your media platform, and start surfing for exciting stuff! Social media is capable of escaping your boredom and refreshing your mind so that you can retake a fresh start and perform better than earlier.
MIND IT! This does not mean you should spend your entire time surfing on social media networks, forgetting about your family and other important chores you need to do!
I will mark the end of this blog by mentioning that no matter how many are the positive effects of social media, you surely need to identify between the time you are wasting online and the time you are spending productively while being online! Until next time! Xx