Social Networking Sites and How People Use Them

Social media and social networking sites have taken over the lives of millions of people. Technology has made it near impossible to not be on a social networking site. What with everyone owning a smartphone or a tablet these days, plus the convenience of having wifi or 3G connection, people stay online practically at all hours.

And people’s reasons for using social networking sites are also as varied as there are the number of people using it. Generally, it is to retain ties and connections with people they know who may or may not be physically accessible to them. In a developing country like the Philippines where many citizens are employed overseas, social networking sites become a venue for keeping in touch with friends and family back home. Even in a developed country like the United States, soldiers who are on tour in the Middle East make use of social networking sites to stay connected with loved ones back in the States.

Another popular use for social networking sites is to conduct and promote businesses. We’ve heard of “gurus” advocating the use of social media to extend the reach of small businesses. This has become a modern-day business process that companies, both big and small, engage in marketing programs carried out through venues like Facebook or Twitter. We’ve seen airline companies give away free trips or technology companies giving away gadgets to people who happen to like their pages.

Still, there are those who use it for collaborating and exchanging ideas. Many online communities are built on platforms provided by these social networking venues. One such platform that has gained so much popularity recently is Pinterest. It’s a virtual pin board that lets you organize the things you like on the internet and then share it with other people who share the same interest.

But having so many different social networking venues in existence, you’re bound to ask “how do I maintain order in all this chaos?” A company that offers a simple solution to this modern-day dilemma is MyLife.com. MyLife.com enables you to manage communication across the most popular social networks and email accounts securely and conveniently through one simple dashboard. Users are also given the ability to manage their online presence as well. One of their products – Profile Remover – is a unique tool that empowers its members by allowing them to see and remove any online profiles they have created.

So how about you, how do you make use of social networking?


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