Most people know how to use the Internet. We are using it for work, to research, make projects, and communicate with others and of course to use Social Media. Social Media is indeed a helpful tool to get in touch with our loved ones, socializing, checking on current news and events and even making what we called “virtual friends”. Social media is not just Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Let us dig deeper and know more about social media.
According to the recent study, below are the Social Media sites who ruled 2018:
- Facebook Messenger
The most commonly used Social Media sites are as follows:
- Social Networks – this includes Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn
- Photo Sharing – most common are Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat
- Video Sharing – examples are YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Live
- Microblogging – best example is Tumblr, Twitter
- Bookmarking – it includes digg.com, del.icio.us
- Social News – one of the best example is Reddit
Because of the variety and wide range of Social Media, it is now being used for marketing. Most businesses are creating their own social media pages to reach out to clients and possible customers. Also because of its popularity, online shops are booming. With the help of social media sites, sellers can easily post their products or services online. No office needed! Transactions are also done online on whichever site it was posted. It is now the quickest way to do shopping in the comfort of your home.
With the use of Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Viber, communication is easy. No need to worry about paying too much money for long distance or overseas calls. As long as you have an internet connection, you can chat, call or video chat with your friends and family.
Though, we can clearly see the advantages of Social Media in many ways… let us not forget that bad guys are also lingering in social media, quietly planning on who and when to attack. Social media is the best place for scammers. Don’t get fooled by their flowery words when you’re talking to them online. Before making a transaction online, make sure to research for the company or people you are doing business with. Make sure they are legit!
Always remember the tag: “Think before you click.”
Social Media is the best place but can be scary too… Watch out for our next blog as we will dig deeper on how Social Media can be dangerous too.
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