Social networks have made the world smaller, as seen in how people from one part of the globe connect with their loved ones who are far away from them. Yes, social networking websites have made it easier for people to stay close to significant others without having to be physically close. Further, they do not have to miss out on the new things going on in their loved one’s lives as they can see posts and photos instantly. And so, these are a few of the reasons why Twitter, Facebook and the other social networks are so popular today.
- Making relationships stronger
Admit it: Facebook and Twitter are great for creating stronger bonds between friends and family members. Seeing the post of an uncle in a faraway place about a job promotion is almost like actually being there. Sending greetings is also easy to do.
On the other hand, friends who are away from each other physically will still know what it going on in each other’s lives. This means that a reunion in the future won’t be strained as these friends can easily pick up where they left off.
More importantly, families and friends can create their own private groups where they can chat regularly just to catch up. This means that even though they are in different corners of the globe, they can still enjoy being together, albeit virtually.
Regarding office workers, they can also strengthen their relationships when they get to connect with colleagues after office hours. This allows them to develop close camaraderie, which is good for team building. In short, colleagues do not just stay colleagues. Social networks can make them friends.
- Widening the circle of friends
This is particularly true in special groups that people can join on these sites. For instance, if you are an avid stamp collector, you can join the group created by another stamp collector just like you. Through this group you can make new friends who are as passionate about stamp collecting as you are. Furthermore, you could even get your hands on an elusive stamp from one of your new contacts.
- Honing of skills
Additionally, the special groups that people can join allow members of that group to learn from the others. This is applies to doctors’ groups, writers’ groups, dentists’ groups and practically any type of group created by an individual from a certain profession. The discussion can become alive and full of helpful ideas from every member of the group.
In short, social networks allow people with the same interests to come together and enjoy the company of others who like the same things.
- Marketing of products and services
Online business owners can relate to this. These sites are great for promoting products and services to potential customers. But of course, the marketing should be done in a tasteful way, not in a blatant way that friends will be turned off.
These are four of the many perks that social networks provide. This means that anyone can really benefit from joining any of these networks. But of course, every member should be responsible enough to choose what to post and what not to post on these sites and who are allowed to see them.