Social networking has been and is currently becoming more of an essential and influential factor in our everyday lives. It impacts our both our personal and professional life as we go about our activities on a daily basis. Media on the whole infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. Today almost everyone uses social media one way or the other.
Electronic gadgets have been obsessed with and have had a great demand globally. Social Media allows us communicate and share information, it allows information to be recreated and be placed out there for future references, and it is also used as a learning and educating process in the development of young children.
With the use of social media information is therefore shared with millions of people creating a better informed society. Since media is not disposable, newspapers, TV news episodes and other forms of media can be stored and be easily retrieved at any time for individuals’ use. “Values of making connections with people” is one point which is amplified through social media. It can be used to make important ties and connections with people whom you may have a similar interest with and it can be very prominent in professional recommendations from others.
“Building bridges with a blog are ways to communicate”.Blogs can be very useful and valuable when communicating with people whom we’ve known and those now acquainted with.The term social is more as to how we communicate with people. Media on the other hand as the mode that is used to transmit communication.
Therefore social media can be viewed as a mode or mechanism used to convey communication. However, social media also has its setbacks. Personal and private information can cause corruption in a person’s professional and personal life, since many employers use an individual’s social media/blogs information to determine whether someone may or may not be eligible for a job.
The information put out there has varying consequences as of how people monitor your life on social media. I personally found the workshop to be functional to my own use of social media and it was quite educating for me to learn more about how it can be useful and how it can be harmful. Social media has its pros and cons and should be used in the right ways for the right reasons.