Mohammad Alshereda is a constant student who is always looking to learn more about societal interactions, structures, and their evolutions. He has an addiction for knowledge and would like everyone to share in its pursuit. He believes this quest for knowledge moves society forward. He is a sociologist with a degree from Kuwait University’s College of Social Sciences and is a member of four different professional sociological associations.
There are billions of people all over the world who use social media on a regular basis. Countless people use sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and more. There has been plenty of discussion on how society has impacted social media and how events all over the world dictate how people use these platforms. At the same time, many people use these platforms to share information about their own lives, ranging from weddings and new babies to daily events such as what they ate for lunch. On the other hand, it is also a good idea to flip this around and look at how social media has shaped society and the various social issues of today.
First, social media has completely changed how politicians campaign for office. Instead of holding giant rallies and buying up commercial spots in an effort to reach people, politicians are quickly discovering that social media is the way to truly reach the masses. By posting campaign information on social media, politicians are able to act like they are speaking to each voter individually. Furthermore, using social media is often far cheaper than renting out space for a rally or buying commercial time on some of the country’s largest networks. Furthermore, politicians can also use social media to try to inspire mass movements for social change. Think about equal rights movements, climate change, and even issues surrounding the economy that are often driven by social media.
Social media has also had an impact on the growth of businesses. Many companies are taking advantage of social media’s advertising power to get more information out about their products. Many companies realize that it can be cost-effective to use the internet, and social media, to target a specific audience with their products. Companies can also use social media to elicit feedback from customers regarding their products and services. Then, these businesses can fine-tune their strategies in response to the feedback they receive from customers. There are even contests and giveaways that are often thrown by companies through their social media platforms. These businesses even have their own pages on most social media accounts.
Finally, social media has also changed the way individuals interact with one another. These platforms have given people the opportunity to stay in touch with friends and acquaintances who are otherwise separated by vast distances of time and space. People can stay up to date on what is happening in the lives of their friends and family members. People can even use these platforms to find a new job, communicate with their peers, and stay up to date on what is happening throughout the world. These are only a few of the many ways that social media has impacted society.