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Some of the Biggest Advantages of Using Social Networks

Updated on July 1, 2014

Depending on your goals and manner of usage, social networking can result in various advantages. Social networking has turned into lifestyle for so many people, yet few take the time to think about the advantages associated to the usage of websites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Digg.

Social networking is inseparable part of the daily routine of millions of people. The advantages can be both personal and professional. The majority of people utilize both types.

Rediscover Friendships And Build New Ones

Communication with others is one of the main goals of social networking.

One of its biggest advantages is that social networking allows you to reestablish long-forgotten friendships and acquaintances, which were forgotten because of various physical factors.

What does it take to get back in touch with some of your dearest childhood friends? These people could have relocated to another country, maybe even another continent. Using social networks has facilitated the process of “discovering” these people and reestablishing an old relationship.

Further, social networking makes it easy to start new friendships across the globe. As soon as the person uses the same website that you do, the two of you can effortlessly become friends.


Establish Business Contacts

Apart from being fun, social networks can be used professionally. Many people utilize them to establish new business contacts and to promote their products and services.

Social networking is an excellent way to expand your professional network. Getting in touch with other individuals operating in your sphere is one of the most important professional advantages.

Get Feedback

There is no easier way to get feedback about your business, the job that you are doing or your products than using social networks. This feedback is instant and it can be provided by dozens of different users – a factor that simply makes it more relevant.

It becomes exceptionally easy to get feedback via social media. Receiving comments and constructive criticism will take only several hours to achieve.

Through social networking, you can easily exchange ideas, information and feedback with the people that really matter. This feedback is nearly instantaneous, enabling you to make the most of it and to undertake the needed adjustments in a timely manner.

Receive Help

If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, having no idea how to get home or where to seek assistance, you can use social networking to deal with the problematic situation.

Social networking allows you to find help in nearly everything that you are doing. At least one of the individuals in your network will have information that will allow you to get out of a problematic situation.


Look For Employment

Social networking can even be used to discover a new job and projects. Establishing contacts this way will give you access to information about available job positions or the companies that are currently looking for new employees.

The advantages of using social networking are diverse. Everyone can discover something positive this way. Some people use social media to find love. Others utilize these communication channels to promote their website and establish business contacts. As long as an individual has set clear goals, social networking can be used to an advantage.


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    • vily_far profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      thank you for the comment, gmmurgir, I agree 100 percent :)

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      Shan Moore 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Hi there! Indeed social networks have great use for many people. Just do not let it overwhelm your time, control in using it is always key. Thanks!


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