Benefits of Social Networking

564 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
Most think social media is a bad thing; however, the facts show differently. (SV; however, SV.) Studies have shown time and time again that while it has some downfalls, it is mostly beneficial. Social networking is beneficial to teens, businesses, and colleges but in very different ways. Social networking sites spread information faster than any other source. According to ProCon, “Over 50% of people learn about breaking news on social media.” For example, “Twitter and Youtube users reported the July 20, 2012 Aurora, CO theater shooting before news crews could arrive on the scene” (ProCon). This is important because is shows how fast information on social networks can spread compared to news reports on television. Social media helps promote businesses and colleges and musicians. (4a: A and B and C.) A large majority of businesses use Facebook; it has over a billion people users; it has a free platform. (1c: SV; SV; SV.) Businesses use the ad platform to not only promote their merchandise but also to keep customers informed on sales. Another group that thrives using Facebook is colleges. “87% of colleges and universities use Facebook to recruit students…” (ProCon). This helps them show the benefits of choosing that particular learning center. Another site they use often is Youtube. Youtube allows them to show some of their campus activities with people from all around the world and gives them a sense of the college experience. Since Youtube is an international site, upcoming
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