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White Mirror: How to use social media to our advantage?

Most of the time, we focus on the negative aspects of social media. But how has social media changed your life positively? What can we all learn from your experience?
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There are many area where we see positive impact of Social Media.

1:- Connectivity – The first and main advantage of the social media is connectivity. People from anywhere can connect with anyone. Regardless of the location and religion. 

2:- Education – Social media has a lot of benifits for students. It is very easy to learn from others who are experts and professionals via the social media. You can follow anyone to learn from him/her and enhance your knowledge about any field. Regardless of your location and education background you can educate yourself, without paying for it.

3:- Support – You can share your issues and problems with the community to get help and support.

4:- Information and Updates – The main advantage of the social media is that you update yourself from the latest happenings around in the world. Most of the time, Television and print media these days are biased and does not convey the true message. With the help of social media you can get the facts and true information by doing some research.

5:- Promotion – Whether you have an offline business or online, you can promote your business to a larger audience that too on a very faster pace. The whole world is open for you, and can promote to them. This makes the businesses profitable and less expensive, because most of the expenses made over a business are for advertising and promotion.

6:- Noble Cause – Social media can also be used for the noble causes. For example, to promote an NGO, social welfare activities and donations for the needy people. People are using social media for donation for needy people and it can be a quick way to help such people.

7:- Awareness – Social media also create awareness and innovate the way people live. It is the social media which has helped people discover new and innovative stuffs that can enhance personal lives. From farmers to teachers, students to lawyers every individual of the society can benefit from the social media and its awareness factor.

8:- Helps Govt and Agencies Fight Crime- It is also one of the advantages of the social media that it helps Governments and Security Agencies to spy and catch criminals.

Social media has benefited me in many ways.

1) When I ran my own business I used social media to keep in touch with past clients, and they were able to refer new clients to me easily. I did NOT do any advertising, it was strictly word of mouth over social media, but by keeping in touch and showing a personal interest in my clients lives and businesses I was always on their mind when someone asked them for a recommendation.

2) My family is extremely large. We have used social media to maintain a shared contact list of names/addresses/emails/etc. This is particularly useful for sending out christmas cards or setting up family reunions.

3) In times of need friends and family have been able to be quickly informed and offer words of encouragement or tangible help.
I of the major advantages of social, has been in the field of Genealogy.
So many people have got in contact with lost family members, it's amazing.

Social has allow a planet of people, stay connect like a village.