Why Social Media Can Be Used For Good Outcomes -The Undeniable Successful Impact and Influence of Social Media in Social Causes

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Good Social Media Today that Makes Great Things to Happen. It’s Not All Trash.

Good social media outcomes outweigh its bad effects. Social Media has certainly changed our individual lives and society as a whole. We can’t deny, however, that there is the good side and there is the bad side of social media.

 

“Our social networks can tell a story about us and, if you’re like me, you want to make sure that the story your Twitter or Facebook tells about you is a good story.”

HuffPost Teen blogger Patrick Mott

it has become fashionable to blame social media for everything that ails society. Before you decide to pull the plug, read on to discover how well social media influences the life of people- in excellent ways! If used right, social media can surely alter lives for good. Good social media outcomes are hence not a façade.

 

The bad and The Good

Social media can be quite a good thing, but it has a number of quite confusing user experiences.

Are you among those who think that social media is toxic?

A sociologist, Prof. Damon Centola of Penn defines “toxic’ to contain polarizing ideas, echo chambers, and filter bubbles.

Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, bad and ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice, and the law.

Social media is not always an online distraction or procrastination platform. While some may be addicted to their social media networks, it is one of the best ways to stay informed.

Too much social media can be toxic and have negative effects on teens.

At first glance, negative side effects of too much social media. Notice how a perfect selfie may cost you your life as shared on Statista?

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We will not explore the potential negative side effects of too much social media here.

Usage among older school students is at another level. It is impossible to ban social media entirely in schools because of its numerous bad effects as it is also very useful to students. However, students can be taught how good and awe-inspiring social media outcomes accrue from better ways of use while enhancing all-around productivity, morals, and intelligence.

On the flip side, teens can use social media to do good. Young people are often unfairly characterized as being self-absorbed and selfish. But many of them use social media to do good and make positive changes within their community and others.

The Good of Social Media

What gets overlooked is how social media can create a lot of positivity in the world. This overshadows even the perceived good social media outcomes. Most social media is made with good intentions, from reuniting with old friends or keeping up with distant relatives.

Social media can help to strengthen friendships and keep friends close. But as the saying goes, too much of a good thing can be bad for a person.

Social media has opened up many beneficial avenues and opportunities for this generation to enjoy.

Social media gives powerless people a voice.

A case in point is Theta Gutenberg with climate change using #FridaysForFuture hashtag.

We also have seen the growing success of the #metoo movement.

Surprising this ‘me too’ movement has not only addressed sexual harassment at the workplace but has also seen cases like ongoing ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series come to light.

While it’s impossible to predict the final outcome of the current power ruptures going on globally, people having a voice can only be good for democracy.

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Any business, whether startup, small business or an established brand can use a social media application today that is dedicated and always attended to provide all stakeholders with advice and feedback about problems in real-time.

To make effective use of social media in the workplace, bosses should also actively engage their staff in developing policy and new methods in information sharing.

The speed at which the world that is active on social media receives updated official information on the pandemic of the corona virus disease from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is unparalleled.

 

Conclusion

There are therefore so many excellent examples of how social media has positively impacted the lives of people with great outcomes outweighing the bad effects.

 

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By Hazlo Emma

Hazlo Emma is a Business Development, Digital Strategist & optimistic personal Coach in the Financial, Writing, and Social Media Space for Startups and Small Businesses.  She has a knack for numbers with an advisory role to a tech-averse clientele. Emma is an inspiration to solopreneurs, newbies, founders, CEOs, and B2B enthusiasts, challenging each one to impact their world, a step at a time with innovative strategies. Her mantra is creating lasting memorable experiences consistently, with the delivery of excellent and faster results (offline and online) for higher returns on investment, whilst exceeding the expectations of prospects.   Currently pursuing further studies in the security niche, she is a team member at http://www.thextraordinarionly.com where they test affordable DIY innovative business tips, social media marketing tips, tweaks, hacks, strategies, … that improve engagement, branding, and share their experiences. Formatting, proofreading, copy editing, line editing, comprehensive and substantive editing manuscripts comes second nature to her even ghost writing in the nonfiction genre as a side hustle. Hazlo Emma follows real-time trends in Small Business, Startup World, Social Media, Social Impact Matters, Leadership, Fin-tech, Big Data, Analytics, Robotics, IoT, Artificial and Hybrid Intelligence, in addition to frequently answering questions on Quora! She is a Global Juror of the 5th Global Entreps Awards & 5Gcitizens International Congress nominating exceptional and outstanding individuals under the guidance of the United Nations’ SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). She is also a member of the European Women in Business (EWB), and a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion. She is a third-generation Christian leader and an advocate of domestic violence survivors. Hazlo Emma is a co-author of Crawl Outta Debt Now.

8 comments

  1. Totally agree with what came up here. It is an add-on information value. I learned from it that never underestimate the power of the social media. Many thanks Hazlo.

  2. This is true–Social Media, like anything else in life, has pros and cons. You can build community with it, life people up, learn and explore new topics. Certainly there are cons as well, especially for kids, but I don’t think it’s all evil for them either. Like everything, I believe in moderation. It’s no good to spend your head down and on social media so much that you forget to live a present life in your own community as well.

    1. Sure thing Dana, children today are more tech-savvy than in any other generation past. Caregivers and parents should not turn a blind eye so as to spot perpetrators of cyberbullying. Thank you for pointing this out.

      See this Global Entreps Awards of the 17 UN SDG categories at https://thextraordinarionly.com/why-volunteer/ to nominate your self or others doing exceptionally well in your circle of influence. Do not hesitate to contact me for further clarification.

  3. I agree, with moderation, the benefits for social media outweigh the negative impact it might have. Like other things in life, This is a great article to remind us of the dangers if one engages in extreme use with consideration for social media’s side effects.

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