Popularity is a drug, and so many of us are highly addicted to its potent appeal. — Henery X
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Social Media Introduction:
Having an online presence can be a good thing, on so many levels. You can find employment. You can launch a business. You can interact with people around the world. There’s no limit to what can be done via social media, but this shouldn’t mean we’ll do anything for recognition on its various platforms. We must never lose sight of the fact that social media is not a private setting, in fact, it’s arguably the most public place on the planet. Everything we do while on social media should be done to represent us accordingly. First impressions mean a lot and for some, they’re how people will be regarded from that point forward. So, with this being the case, always show up, to show out, in the most appropriate manner possible.
Impact of Social Media:
The greatest thing about social media is it allows us to connect with people all around the world, for free. Where else can you interact with six people, all in different states? Serious relationships have been established via social media, ones that may never have happened under different circumstances. In these times we’ve been forced to live in, communicating online is the most logical means to stay in touch with those we hold in high regard. Online interaction is social distancing at its finest and the best part, we don’t need to wear a mask to do it. Sure, there’s nothing like face-to-face interaction. To be able to hug someone you encounter for the first time of the day or shake their hand, that’s priceless. But wouldn’t you want to be able to see and hear someone you can’t touch, versus just being able to hear them? The verbal is good. Verbal and visual is better. This is what makes platforms like Zoom and Duo so popular during these uncertain times, being able to see who we’re talking to. The aforementioned platforms offer the closest thing to face-to-face interaction, which is vital, on so many levels.