I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – I am thankful for the existence of social media. Aside from finding my ‘calling’ when it comes to a career I want to pursue, social media has brought about many positive changes in my life. Sure, we can argue about how it has enabled a lot of negativity to spread quickly across the world, but we can’t deny that the good outweighs the bad. And I don’t think social media is to be blamed for all the disadvantages, but how us as humans use it. I believe social media has more vital effects on our lives.
Social media not only enabled us to communicate better (again, some might disagree), but it also gave us a way to be updated on our friends’ and loved ones’ lives, no matter where they are located. Sure, we don’t communicate on the phone as much as before, but social media is more cost-effective and I feel it has made it possible for us to be more connected. Some people might not like talking over the phone and they prefer to text or email. With social media, you just need to open your Facebook account and send a private message to someone without any extra costs (unless, of course, you don’t have a monthly DSL internet plan).
We also got to see, through images, how our loved ones are doing. In a way, we get to be part of their lives. You get to share your own life too to the people you care about.
One of the things I love about social media is I got to meet new friends. Through my blogs, I met some really cool people, especially our fellow foodies who we get to share delicious meals with. 🙂
And, of course, working in social media has made me realize what I’m supposed to be doing. I didn’t take a marketing course in college because I didn’t know I had a way with words. Sure, I love writing and reading back then, but I didn’t know I can come up with witty lines and ideas that marketing requires. So, now, I’m deeply in love with my work as a Social Media Manager and a supervisor for a team of smart people too. I’ve only been in this industry for over 2 years, but I feel I have a bright future ahead of me. I can’t wait to find out where this road leads me. 🙂
How about you? What do you love about social media?