Propeller, Social networking e.g. Face book, Social photo and video sharing e.g. YouTube, Wikis e.g. Wikipedia.
Social media has both the negative and the positive impact on the users. However, as much we criticize social media, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Social media connects people and allows them to interact with different people, and hence exposes them to different opinions and ideas (Nick 5). People are also given an opportunity to share their opinions with a wide variety of social media users. This kind of interaction has made the world smaller. People can communicate with friends and loved ones from any part of the world. Information is passed much faster compared to other media, organizing events and workshops has been made easier especially for the young generation since it is easier to find them on social media than anywhere else.
Businesses and individuals are using the social media for advertising (Faraz and Zohaib 2). For companies to prosper in this generation, they must embrace social media. In social media, one is able to contact more friends than they would if they did it personally. Therefore, companies are taking advantage of this to advertise their products online. Zukerberg’s facebook is the most successful social media with over 500 million users, and the number is still increasing. Many companies have turned to facebook for their advertising by creating groups, pages, events and social ads. These facebook tools are used to promote a company’s product. Discussions about the products are generated, and the consumers are enlightened more about the product. Pictures, videos and links are also shared (Faraz and Zohaib 3). In job hunting, network is key and hence individuals are creating their profiles in various websites for the target employers to view them and offer them jobs.
Children and adolescents have benefited a lot from social networking. They can connect with their mates and exchange