Chatting on social media
How we conduct business evolves as science and technology advance. Man's only method of communication before the creation of the telephone was through handwritten letters delivered by individuals.
But all of that changed with the invention of the telegraph and the telephone communication. More users outside of business usage resulted from the telephone's advancement and affordability.
The email was developed as a result of the emergence of the internet, substantially altering how we interact. A rise in internet users was brought on by the introduction of mobile internet browsing. The emergence of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter facilitated communication and helped to create a global village.
Communication is always in constant improvement, and today we have a plethora of apps we can use to communicate via the internet. The internet today is what we all use in almost every part of life, education, communication, business etc.
I was able to explore the internet and join my first social media, Facebook, after getting my first Internet enabled phone. Since then, social media has been an integral part of my life. I can connect with old acquaintances from my past and speak with new ones thanks to Social media. However, social media has its own pros and pitfalls, just like every innovation.
I'm usually alone most of the time, but social media has made it possible for me to stay in touch with people around the world. I get relief from my loneliness by chatting with pals on social media.
I've been able to learn a lot of useful knowledge via conversing with friends and acquaintances. For instance, I learned of the site "Hive" through a WhatsApp conversation. Talking to others exposes me to concepts and knowledge, and it also allows me to get advice from those who are more knowledgeable than I am.
I don't have to spend as much money on calls because I can chat. You can imagine how expensive it would be to constantly phone a buddy who lives abroad or even in my own country. When you chat, you have a lot of fantastic options that you don't have with calls, including exchanging audio and video.
For me, social media chats have the drawback of taking up time. My time is constantly stolen by it. Chatting there requires more time, I often find myself chatting with friends instead of doing something important.
I find it difficult to ignore messages, therefore I frequently respond as soon as I can. I end myself becoming hooked as a result, and before I know it, the time I had planned to do anything significant has passed.
But there is always a solution, just like there is to every issue. Recently, I've been successful in keeping my social media usage to a minimum. Since I was able to remove Whatsapp, which was my main source of distraction, I discovered that I had more time to spend on more essential tasks rather than speaking with people or on a subject that would not be helpful to me.
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Note that this article was originally posted on Hive by me https://ecency.com/hive-153850/@tomiajax/chatting-on-social-media