Are you dependent on social media?

mau87

New member
Joined
Sep 23, 2017
Messages
16
Points
0
I'm am not really that dependent on social media. Most of my days I am at work. In our workplace, all gadgets are prohibited, because it is an oil company. I can only access social media after my work. I love watching videos and play games. Social media helps me a lot in communicating old friends and far relatives. From time to time, it helps me show my hobby to others, cooking and photography.
 

analogue

New member
Joined
Sep 27, 2017
Messages
13
Points
0
I'm dependent on matters like work and communications but I think other than that then no. I also use social media as a way to engage with others on things that I'm really interested into or my niche. It's a great way of learning new stuff rather than using social media to entertain yourself and to pass the time.
 

mastrodigital

New member
Joined
Sep 23, 2017
Messages
42
Points
0
I use it as a means to connect to my audience, share content, and engage the community. It's one a few different strategies I use for driving traffic and brand awareness but you can't put all of your eggs in one basket :)
 

eish

New member
Joined
Sep 29, 2017
Messages
10
Points
0
Hi there! I agree with most of you. Social media has advantages and disadvantages. Yes, I knew some that unlearned their social skills and made fake relationships. However I personally agree that there are more advantages, like making communication easier. Reaching out to our loved ones especially those who live abroad. I love social media but I am definitely not dependent on it.
 

Pearl88

New member
Joined
Sep 30, 2017
Messages
24
Points
0
Yes. I agree with you. people's lives nowadays revolve around social media. I believe it's a serious illness aka addiction. Even when people are out they always have their heads down and staring at their phones or taking billions of photos to post online. I'm not dependent on any social site and plan to keep it that way.
 

mildredtabitha

New member
Joined
Sep 15, 2017
Messages
85
Points
0
I think that the social media has a lot of positives in connecting people, becoming highly dependent on social media can have adverse effects. Individuals who are too reliant on those social media sites can cause them to unlearn their social skills and make fake relationships, which in the real world it appears that we have less communication with people and weak relationships.
I am not addicted to any social media platform yet, but I must admit that I am spending a lot of time socializing there!
I am not a social person although I try to. I want to reach that point where I don't run to social media when the problems in life increase. I want to love my social life more. I can't say I am dependent on social media but I was addicted to it few years back. I like socializing on social media because I feel it is user friendly.
 

argel241

New member
Joined
Sep 25, 2017
Messages
45
Points
0
I depend on social media when it comes to building my traffic for online business especially on Facebook because of its million users.It's a great way of communication and connecting to people but I never depend on social media completely.There is always a limitations.So for me I use social media for purpose only.
 

williamk

New member
Joined
Sep 3, 2017
Messages
32
Points
0
I have fully engaged my social media, it's where I receive most of the current and local breaking news. Also keeping in touch with my family and friends. Facebook is where am more engaged for socialising and for business, it introdued me to online marketing especially by engaging in different business discussion forums.
 

kevinfeb4

New member
Joined
Sep 25, 2017
Messages
12
Points
0
Don't let social media use you, use social media to your advantage. Use its ever-wide reach to find and stay in touch with your target audience. Don't let posts, and whatever it is you find on SM affect how you think and how you manage your life and/or business. :)
 

eestiman

New member
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
30
Points
0
Personally I cannot say I am dependent on social media, although it plays really large role in my life (as I am using it both for coonection with my friends/family and work).
 

fredoman

New member
Joined
Oct 12, 2017
Messages
12
Points
0
Mostly I use social media to market my products, But I don't solely focus on social media. There are a lot outside social media. You can always try to build a website for your business to increase. People take your business more seriously if you have a website rather than just having a Facebook page .
 

Trusylver

New member
Joined
Oct 12, 2017
Messages
1
Points
0
I am definitely not dependent on social media for my business as my primary business is heavily dependent on face to face interaction. This however, does not mean I don't make use of it for some targeted promotion. In the past I have been highly involved with web development for many years (working as an SEO specialist before it was common) and have witnessed the rise of social media from being non existent to being the primary form of promotion for many businesses, but it is not a critical factor in marketing for others.
 

pootchieputs

New member
Joined
Oct 12, 2017
Messages
10
Points
0
I am not actually dependent on social media, but with my current work, we usually use facebook messenger to communicate if there is a problem with our network or server and other work related issues but that is just our informal way of communicating with each other. We also have voip that we also use to communicate and there's also email. There are times where in I don't have to use social media for my day to day living so I can say that I am not dependent on social media platforms.
 

CookieRunner

New member
Joined
Oct 3, 2017
Messages
158
Points
0
In my case, I am online everyday because of my work but I could say that I am not totally dependent with social media. I actually use Facebook for connecting with people especially my brother since he is in a different country. We use it for communicating with him. When it comes to being totally dependent to it by means of addiction, that would be different and would have bad effects.
 

hgonzales2

New member
Joined
Sep 25, 2017
Messages
18
Points
0
I don't consider myself dependent on social media. Yes, I'm having fun using it but I always set a limit. I can say that it's not 100% safe especially when giving out personal information. Indeed it was a great help to a lot of people when it comes to communication but it may have disadvantage too. I don't like to see younger people get addicted to social media because It will definitely affect their studies and their social skills. I'm a witness on how my niece faced her challenges and now her Mom is struggling too because she can't find a way to control her. :(
 

yanlang

New member
Joined
Oct 23, 2017
Messages
7
Points
0
Social media can play an important role for everybody. That's what I believe in. It's just that I can say that I am not dependent in social media. Despite the fact that it really influence us nowadays and even in the future, for sure. Being dependent on it could make us feel incomplete without in our lives and that would really cause a distraction for us. I really think that we should be the ones to control those things rather than making it control us. Although, I admit that it adds color and excitement in our lives as humans. However, it should be use the way properly in such a way that it will not totally affect us deeply. I mean let us use social media either for entertainment or for business ways. Anything you could think of but always remember not to become dependent on it for the rest of our lives.
 

tiffiecute

New member
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
29
Points
0
I am dependent only in times when I do some research. Other than that, I deserve to rely on other resources. People nowadays dwell on social platforms too much. It's eating our society and we are not aware of it. We lack social skills with real people who are within our proximity, our families, and our neighborhood. Our ego and selfishness use us and it reflects on how we use social media.
 

michelle camo

New member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
32
Points
0
I totally agree that being dependent to social media definitely affect ones social skills. I could say that social media is really good to each and everyone and it makes us closer to the our friends and to the people that far away from us. It makes us aware of what is already happening to our friends. But there is one thing that I also notice because the longer you use your social media the more you became far to the before who are close to you. Yo may not understand what I'm saying but think of this a group of people see each other in a dinner but all of them are busy with their gadgets and all are busy checking their own sites and they are not even talking to each other. It might be helpful but always remember that personal connection is much better that communication in the social media.
 

szerjhex18

New member
Joined
Oct 31, 2017
Messages
31
Points
0
Yes i am dependent on social media now. Because most of my friend and relatives is using it. I talked to them everyday thru chat. And i check my email also almost everyday because some of my part time job is online. The new on social media is also faster than television. So i dont need to watch tv sometime or read a paper because internet is fast.
 

HazelDJ

New member
Joined
Oct 3, 2017
Messages
121
Points
0
I think that the social media has a lot of positives in connecting people, becoming highly dependent on social media can have adverse effects. Individuals who are too reliant on those social media sites can cause them to unlearn their social skills and make fake relationships, which in the real world it appears that we have less communication with people and weak relationships.
I am not addicted to any social media platform yet, but I must admit that I am spending a lot of time socializing there!
I do not solely rely on social media alone. You are true that it brings less quality of relationship because personal bonding is deprived. The chance of getting to know the person is less, thus, some could even place a dummy for themselves for a purpose of just making fun with you. So when it comes to relationship, find ways to make it authentic.
 
Older threads
Replies
1
Views
1,454
Replies
4
Views
2,444
Replies
11
Views
2,759
Replies
7
Views
2,300
Newer threads
Replies
2
Views
2,351
Replies
7
Views
1,769
Replies
3
Views
7,181
Recommended threads

Referral contests

Referral link for :

Sponsors

Popular tags

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

Top