Making Social Media Work For You: Today, social media serves for more than just the purpose of entertainment. It has created many innovative platforms as well such as educating users on various subjects, creating awareness and can be a tool to positive growth in the following ways:
i) Business Platform
Social media can be used to not only learn about successful businesses online such as Instagram boutiques, Facebook page stores but one can also start a small business without having to worry about paying rent-all they have to do is sign up and link their businesses to a social network and advertise their merchandise and services, be it make-up business, cake sale, hair braiding business basically, any talent a girl has can be easily turned into a sustainable business.
ii) Educative Platform
Social media can be used to learn about different subjects going on globally if one follows the right pages such as BBC,CNN ,NATGeo-these aren’t always boring subjects, they can be very interesting and are a good source of informing to the youth, enabling them to be more knowledgeable. This can improve your networking skills both socially and career wise in the future. It also has some academic pages such as on Facebook, Instagram and twitter; through the search bar, one can find a lot out when preparing for exams as a supplement to the material provided in college or university.
iii) Career Platform
Choosing a suitable career can not only be stressful but very confusing as well because there are plenty of career options.However, with the availability of social media, this task can be made much easier and enjoyable. How? Well… for girls interested in artistic career networks such as Pintrest, Twitter and Instagram, girls can get familiarised with what their passions are, and where their interests are leaning towards. Then for girls interested in science and corporate careers, LinkedIn would be more insightful and informative.
iv) Interactive Platform
Social media can also be a good platform for girls of similar interests and circumstances to network in a positive manner so that they encourage, they not only encourage each other but also learn from each other and share progressive ideas that can help build each other up instead of just focusing on regressive habits that only encourage negativity. As positive as this interactive platform maybe, girls also need to be very careful with whom they interact and make sure they do not give out their personal information or details without actually knowing the people they interact with in real life because the internet has a lot of con artists.
v) Inspirational Platform
Social media can be a good source of personal inspiration and motivation, in different ways because of the vast amount of affirmative content it has such as religious quotes (it has a lot of quotes from all religions), general life quotes from different successful and inspirational figures in society can also be found, comic quotes are also available for a good laugh to release some tension or stress and all these can easily serve as a good inspiration.