Are Social Networks Keys to Good Networking?
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Are Social Networks Keys to Good Networking?

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In this day and age of technology-driven globalization, individuals have become increasingly reliant on social networks to stay up-to-date in many areas of life. Realizing the Pandora box like qualities of social media and other networking apps and sites has meant that now even businesses are getting on board with the idea of using social networks to further their corporate goals. In this sense, it is true that social networks prove to be very beneficial to further goals of networking on a larger scale.

For students also, social media opens doors to many areas including educational help platforms that provide online assignment help. All in all, the benefits of social networks are vast and below given are some of the ways, in which social media helps people with their goals of networking and staying in touch.

  • Connect via LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great platform to reach out to and find like-minded peers, potential customers and powerful connections. LinkedIn operates, much in the same way, like Facebook, in that it connects people to others. The only difference is that LinkedIn is more professional and people use it to reach out to other professionals and corporations for different purposes. They can send their CVs to a professional of a certain company and ask to be considered for a job, etc. This way, you have the chance to cultivate good connections and improve your career prospects. For this reason, LinkedIn is generally favored by a lot of people around the globe.

  • Benefits of optimized Facebook and other social media profiles

With about 2.27 billion users, Facebook is one of the largest and most popular social networking sites to have ever existed. With Facebook, the dynamics of social networking completely changed for the better. It worked wonders by allowing people to stay in touch with their loved ones from all around the world and gave people an interactive experience by including features such as posting, commenting, sharing, liking, etc. With all these tools, people can cultivate their profiles and make them more interesting. To your surprise, due to the widespread use of Facebook, corporations in the future are looking to employ individuals by gauging their activities on Facebook and other social media platforms, as it would allow them to decipher how well an individual can network and interact with others.

  • The world as a global village

Living in today’s time you must be well-acquainted with this phrase “world as a global village”. Phrased by Marshall McLuhan, this idea is dependent on one central idea, i.e. different parts of the world as “global villages” that together form one community that’s linked by the internet. Internet, technology and evolution of social media have allowed individuals to transcend their neighborhoods and reach out to people far and wide, from different parts of the world and having different cultures, traditions, customs, rituals, etc. This has largely been made possible, first, with tools of technology and then by the innovations within the spheres of communication media. Staying in touch, meeting new people, networking etc. are no longer just idealized concepts, they are now very much a reality, thanks to these tools.

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