In digital age where connecting is possible, apps like Twitter and Instagram hasn’t only succeeded in getting in touch with friends and family, social media has broke waves and become a space for discourse, online shopping, meet and greet events, and back in the day, we used to collect cutouts of celebrities and our other idols that has been closest to our interaction but thanks to social media these celebs have also utilize it connect to the fans without the need of going after magazine or newspaper.
Here’s a rundown why people like social media:
- Sharing Our Opinion
To be expressive is human nature and not all of us are not articulate to express our ideas, some of us are comfortable on writing, in a social media space where you’re confined within a group of your friends.
And some viral videos and photos have garnered attention, social media has become a space for discourse, to talk about certain issues that news and other media outlets have limited content, its algorithms that have a certain keywords that track your own interest.
- Make New Friendships and Stay In Touch
Also reconnecting. We change jobs, move abroad or out of town, our circle of friends change over time, and social media has found a way to stay in touch with friends and their updates of their lives.
This is the cliché aspect of social media but it’s one of the facts, having to interact: commenting a few helps to create a friendship and connection possible, closer than ever.
- Meet and Greet Events
Here’s the truth: There’s a few number of people who read newspapers and magazines too. Having to flip pages of ads of a certain events are limited since these organizers have to pay for get included in print.
The social media’s vast space has allow event pages that cater to tailors people’s interest – a fan meet and greet, block screening of a movie, benefit concerts and for personal uses, even birthdays and weddings use social media to invite friends and alike
- Buy and Sell
Working on a business requires a lot of heavy work – from paperwork, permits, leasing an area and marketing, and these days traffic can be a challenge especially if we’re talking about proximity. Putting a buy and sell items makes transaction easier, while we have online shopping sites where we can sell our items, buy and sell on social media takes away the hassle and with messaging features, it creates an open, concise communication between the buyer and seller that makes transaction smoother, easier and coordinated.
- Desire A Chance To Succeed
Set aside the influencer image, if you’re a budding actor without any agent or connections, social media is a way to promote your work and create a portfolio, this also applies to young entrepreneurs and people who follow the same path, having a social media account becomes a manifestation of your work and a living proof that you have your own career.