10 Must-Know Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Media

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Only a few technology-loving, mind-stimulating and idea-generating individuals out there are still unplugged with social media. I am sure those too will join soon as well since social media is not just a platform for easy and simple advanced online marketing, it is also the revolution of our century!

Many people have tried to capture the importance of social media. In today’s post, we will introduce to you the most must-know advantages and disadvantages of social media so you’ll be aware of how to use it in the safest and most valuable possible ways!

5 Must-know Disadvantages of Social Media:

  1. The wrong online brand strategy could put you at a viral social disadvantage and may even damage your reputation, i.e, when you make a mistake offline, a few will know but when you make a mistake in front of hundreds or thousands of you online audience, most of them will know!
  2. Using social media for marketing and advertising could be more time consuming than companies expect.
  3. In order to get social media’s full effect, you need to understand how it works, when and how to use it and which channels to focus on depending on your end goal of using social media.
  4. Social media can have a negative influence on worker productivity. Employees may waste valuable time using social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. They can also use social media to attack the company’s reputation!
  5. When social media is used excessively or in the wrong way, it could have serious detrimental outcomes on both mental and even physical health of individuals.

5 Must-know Advantages of Social Media:

  1. When using social media for marketing products, social media could be easily utilized to create cost effective strategies and campaigns that can create viral results.
  2. Social media has the power to drive traffic to your website, blog, articles, etc.
  3. Social media is able to bring people together, especially when promoting global products or cause-related campaigns and ideas since it allows people from the different geographical location to meet at a single point and express their views.
  4. Social media could be the spark you are looking for to attract attention to your site, product or service. It could also be used to further build loyalty and long-term relations with your audience.
  5. Social media marketing could always be a fun and creative method of doing business.

Of course, the issue of privacy remains to be an unsettling topic but we have already milked it and stressed on it more than enough times!

After reading our list of advantages and disadvantages of social media, I am looking forward to hearing your comments and tips about this subject down below :)

Comments and Reactions

  • Abdullah Al-Badawy

    a wonderful post Beriut and i think your next post should be covering how to avoid the disadvantages of social media and to best utilize it.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Yup, I agree. I think that would be an interesting post.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Thank you :) I will take that into consideration once I establish that I haven't covered this topic before in a previous post :)

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    Nice article – still think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages ;-)

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    Great Pros and Cons of Social Media!!!

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