Advantages Of Social Media Essay

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“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived... Every time you post a photo or update your status you are contributing to your own footprint and personal brand” Amy Jo Martin. Along with improved the efficiency in communication, we also see in some situations that firsts impressions are made before the first face to face meeting. The days when people could perpetuate one persona in person and another in private, are now becoming few. Your life is laid out for the world to see and your online presence could make the difference in you landing or missing out on jobs and other opportunities; and even receiving disciplinary action based on the content of your profiles. Although definitions may differ as a result of the varying contexts and perspectives of usage, as well as differing devices, Social Media is, according to “forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content”. As a communication scholar in training I believe that social media creates the perfect environment for us share our ideas (theories and definitions), this will then be used to track your progress and also allow others to appreciate and…show more content…
It is all fun and good that it allows users to communicate and meet people across nations and countries, it is also cost effective and also entertaining; but then people are not always who they seem to be, and we may have a breakdown in our day to day communication with others. There is also the issue of safety and security online. As a communication scholar in training I believe that social media is good, however some users manipulates its uses and services for “evil” or use it to replace face to face communication

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