Using Social Media Effectively

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Effective Ways of Using Social Media defines our success in our career and as well in life. We are tempted to judge people by their social media 'shelf'. Of course, it is not appropriate to judge this way - but that is the reality now. You can not be an island anymore. To be active means active on social media as well. 

Social media was once mostly just for fun, but not anymore. – The New York Times

A Smartphone does not make you smart. You must use it smartly and bring good learning in life. We know that technology saves a lot of time in terms of saving contacts, and information, giving maps and doing communication. But the important thing is to think about what we do with that saved time. If we are feeling comfortable spending hours and hours on social media without any good work - it is dangerous. The addiction to social media apps is so much that people of all ages are glued to their phone screens everywhere. It is good to stay social and connected with your online community, but doing it at the cost of your work or health is not good. The effective ways to make fruitful use of Social Media can be based on some of these ideas:

  • Use Social Media to expand and enhance your community
  • Go for Networking with people who are connected to you in some way
  • Try to share opinions with thoughtful ideas and insights to make an influence
  • Maintain dignified and decent online behaviour
  • Appreciate people for their excellent work and avoid commenting with the intention to hurt
  • Prefer to avoid controversial responses or posts on the social media
  • Be brave to report if there is any cyberbullying on you or someone you know
  • Collaborate with people from the same interest groups
  • Look for professional networking for your career and business as well
  • Keep your privacy and security strong
  • Never Take Social Media for Granted, always verify the information and do not forward rumours without proper check
  • Do not use social media for personal purposes at the office, (Office Work at Office)
  • Always remember that each social media has its own nature – like Facebook is different from LinkedIn in the way we use it
  • Have a Personality on social media and keep a singular voice in views
  • Be Active because consistency is the key to being successful on social media

We cannot fail on social media because we have our own choice and people there. But the way we select them, the liberty that we take and the rigidity that we observe will do a lot for us. Do not keep yourself in a fear of getting hurt on social media-  rather be confident to make a community where you make available a world of mature communication. We need to criticise social media but enrich it with smartness coated with discipline.

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Author: Parveen Sharma Website:
'You Create Yourself' is the belief that drives the EklavyaParv! It is a Life Long Learning Mission with firm belief in the trilogy of Enhance-Empower-Encourage. We share learning contents on Communication Skills, EdTech, Life Skills, Blended & Innovative Learning and Insights about Education. Parveen is an EdTech Evangelist and has been working in the field of Innovation-driven Education for more than a decade. He writes and delivers training on EduSoMedia, E-Learning, OERs, MOOCs, EdTech, ICT, Blended and Flipped Learning, Academic Intervention, Classroom Makeover, Employability Enhancement, EdTech and Teacher-Student Learning. EklavyaParv is the celebration of his belief in the Learning Spirit of Mankind! Currently he is working at Amity University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.