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Social Media Good or Bad?
April 1, 2015
How often do you use social media? Occasionally, weekly, even daily? Or maybe you’re one of the few who doesn’t use it. Social Media is the number one use of the internet now. But some people are against social media, whether it be for the drama, the bullying, or inappropriate content. Although some are against Social Media, I believe that Social Media is good for society.
My first reason for believing that Social Media is good for society is that businesses and schools use Social Media to help their businesses. Whether helping people find jobs or schools, or generating exposure to their products, Social Media is a great place to advertise your business, as 75% of businesses own a company page on a Social Media site. It’s also helpful to read reviews, provide customer service, and advertise sales and discounts. You can follow your favorite businesses from brand names like Nike and Nintendo to your local mexican restaurant. Furthermore, schools can use Social Media to draw students to their schools, remind students of upcoming tests or exams, and much more! Customers and Students are always on social media, so why not advertise your business there? It’s easy and cheap, and anyone can do it.
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My second reason for believing that Social Media is good for society is that it is used by billions of people worldwide. If Social Media were ever to be taken away from us, it would change the world. Over 79% of internet users check social media at least weekly. In addition, lots of important people in the world have social media. All major candidates for US president, 40% of major religious leaders and 42 of the 50 U.S. governors are on Twitter. Social Media can also be used by Law Enforcement to catch criminals and, like said previously, by Businesses and ...
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