We’ve all heard people saying that social media can be a bad influence – especially for younger people – and how they’re responsible for isolation and or narcissistic tendencies, countless times. However, have you ever thought about how the world would actually be, without social media existing at all? What’s funny is that most of those who complain about these things do it on… well, Social media! Those platforms have become so interwoven with our daily lives that it’s often easy to forget about the benefits and complain. Keep reading to see how life would be, without Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc and then decide for yourselves if they’re worthy or not!
Advertising would be 10 times harder
Social media came into our lives and completely swept us away, but before that advertising was mostly done through television, radio, magazines and newspapers. These are obviously very effective, but they can be quite costly. With social media advertising, more small businesses can advertise themselves affordably and can also have access to demographics, audience information, statistics, and many other features that were never available in the past. These all make marketing so much easier and more effective at a lower cost. So what’s not to like?
Fewer Voices would be heard
Before social media hit us like a truck, important opinions were mostly heard through, again, television, radio, magazines and newspapers. However in these media, not everyone can have a voice. Not everyone can write, speak their mind and express themselves. Social media on the other hand, gave everyone the chance to voice their concerns, opinions and minds, which led to groundbreaking results! If we wish for equality, we can’t rule out social media from the equation.