10 Must-Know Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Media

Social Media Use

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.

HOW TO: Maintain Your Social Media Presence after Quitting Your Job

One of the traditional problems that used to face employees back in the days was keeping the contacts they have met with, obtained as customers, managed and built relationships with during their days of service, after they have quit their job.

However, the tables have turned and the times have changed and now, the bigger question is: How do employees keep their social media contacts and presence after quitting their jobs?

Based on our experience in social media, we have a few tips and pointers for you that could answer the above question and further maintain the code of ethics you have towards your company:

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1. Quality Vs. Quantity:

If you are a social media addict like me, you will develop a large follower/friend base in a short time. This will be great as long as you are working for your current company but will be confusing when you decide to quit! Look for quality followers: those who retweet your tweets, interact with you, recommend you and show real interest in what you do and who you are. After you have established that, you build strong ties with those chosen ones so they can be with you whichever account you transfer to later on.

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