Social Media – A Boon

Social Media - A Boon
Social Media - A Boon
The Coin has two sides, rightly so. Perks and positive side of Social Media, described as a boon in the blog by Athira A on Social Media Day. Do read and share your views.
Social Media - A Boon
Social Media – A Boon

In the present scenario of busy life schedules, even hoi polloi find it arduous to stay in touch with their bosom kins and mates. Here comes the significance of the usage of popular social media platforms.

Gone are the days when people had to spend precious jiffs lingering for the handwritten letters posted from distant areas. With the advent of efficient and hi-tech social networks and websites, data can be swapped amongst individuals in finite moments. Moreover, a piece of public information or news can be passed on to millions with a single click.

There was an epoch when data transfer was confined only to phone calls and SMS. But, as technology advanced, there was a tremendous leap in the number of media for data exchange and communication. The widespread availability of the Internet has also aided people to make the best use of social media to stay connected with all others across the globe.

Some of the most popular and noteworthy social media apps are Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Snapchat. Their advanced technology and facilities have turned these social platforms into the favourites of even the common man. Nowadays, no one needs to spend hours typing or reading the information, as they can be easily fathomed in the form of emojis, stickers, images, and videos.

People who could once see each other only during meet-ups or special occasions now spend hours musing over their good old memories through messages and video calls. New alliances are born once the friend requests are accepted and accounts are followed. What more to say? People are busy creating special groups for family, friends, and colleagues.

Invitations for celebrations and ceremonies as well as appreciations for achievements and birthdays are posted in groups in common. Thus, everyone gets the chance to be a part of the jubilation. Moreover, this reduces the possibility of missing out on someone important along with saving one’s valuable time.

Also, various image-sharing sites and video-sharing sites are indubitably aiding people all across the globe to exhibit their artistic talent and creativity. Popularity is gained once a person gets featured on digital websites, blogs, communities, etc. Thus the world gets informed about the deserving talents and in turn ends up supporting their growth through likes, comments, and shares over multiple social networks.

Social media apps have been the source of countless job opportunities for millions of people in various areas of the world. Online works with good payouts are indeed a blessing for job aspirants. Similarly, online classes conducted for various courses are aiding people to find a balance between their studies and jobs.

For those who are thirsty to gain new ideas and knowledge on various subjects like science, mathematics, history, and literature, there are no better options other than the popular learning apps like Duolingo, Khan Academy, LinkedIn Learning, etc.

Gone are the days when avid readers had to walk miles and collect books from the libraries. Reading apps like Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple Books, etc. are proffering a vast range of reading materials on the topics searched.

Facilities like tags and links augment the reach of all kinds of posts by social media users. Various manufacturing companies are using digital platforms to promote their products to the public. The audience also gets to have a glimpse of the teasers, trailers, and music videos of the latest films.

Another benefit of social media platforms is the availability of abundant resources to educate yourself. Also, specifying your interests and passions in the profiles helps to connect with those having similar preferences. Thus, social networks are indeed granting golden chances to expand one’s social circle.

Of course, anything too much is harmful and social media is not an exception. Still, the way they beef up the handcuff amidst human beings makes them a real boon. Let us make use of them in a positive way to spread amity and joviality all over the world.

Athira A.

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