Help With Social Media

Help With Social Media

 

facebook-likeWhen I was in High School there was no such thing as MySpace, Twitter or Facebook. My classmates and I relied purely on meeting friends by walking up to someone and saying hello. Nowadays you can have “friends” who may not even live in the same state as you but thanks to social media you have the ability to interact through sites not only on your computer but through your phone as well. It’s not about how many friends you have at school it’s now about how many friends or followers you have online. If you are still new to social media let’s see what we can do to get you familiar with it.

I saw an analogy once that compared social media sites to being a new student.  I really thought this made sense. You don’t know anyone on the first day but as days and months go by you start to find your friends and find what groups fit you best. Online or in person there are still the various cliques paint-splatter-instagram-iconlike the geeks, the socials, the athletes and unfortunately the bullies. But instead of a group of kids that hang in the hallways before and after class, these cliques are social groups, and a person can be a member of one of them, a member of several, or a member of none. But social media is not just about finding friends in high school. It is also used for colleges, coworkers and businesses.

Social media is a good way to break the ice in some situations. I, for one, was very shy and granted this ability was not available to me but I have heard it has been very helpful for some people. It allows you to express yourself in many different ways so you can meet people similar to you. Just remember that there are several different sites that concentrate more on special interests so make sure you find the right one for you.