Imagine you are using social media and all of a sudden someone posts about something you like or something that you do or maybe they are just doing something really nice. What if you then comment on that post and then they respond wanting to talk. Do you really want to have to set a date, time and place for that meeting, or would you rather just text them through your social media app to get to know them a bit more first. Social media can easily foster genuine lifelong friendships for everyone.
Firstly, Talking to friends can be a huge help for people who are being bullied or are not in a good mental state. There are so many people out there who are using social media for the greater good by advertising help services, giving advice or maybe just raising awareness. It is shown that people who reach out for help early are the ones that usually overcome this isolation, but a lot of people don’t know where to go. Getting this message out there can have a profound impact on the number of people seeking help in these tough times by just talking through their issues for a while. Another way this could help would be raising more money for these organisations to help those who need care in the best way possible. Going through a tough time can be hard on you and your family and the best way to stop it is to talk to someone.
Secondly, anything that you would say to someone in real life can be said online through these social media services. You can post, share or send anything you want through social media and you can do it at anytime from anywhere. For so long people had to physically go somewhere and talk to someone at a time they had organised, along with a date and place they had organised. This was especially hard for meeting new friends, but now with social media you can meet new friends quicker than ever before and you can start having conversations with them even quicker. I know that people online aren’t always who they seem but you don’t need to wait that long to meet them, once you feel comfortable with your relationship you can go find out if they are telling the truth or not. Social media can be a blessing for someone looking for a new friend or someone to hang out with.
Finally,There are many people in the world who share the same common interests as you. It can often be hard to find people who enjoy the same things as you because everyone is different, but now with social media you can easily find a range of people who share common interests. For instance, you might be looking through a page all about cycling and you might see some people who are interested in this big cycling event, so you go along and catch up with some of these people and you start to get along. This is just one way you can meet people like you who could be some of your best friends. Furthermore, if you post anything about something you’re doing, people can come along to that and you can provide a platform for others to make new friends just like you did. This is the simplest way that you can meet people just like you who share common interests and experiences.
Social media can be a very useful resource for many different reasons especially fostering genuine friendships. Sure there are people out there who use these services the wrong way but ,majority of people are there to make genuine friendships. It can be extremely hard to find people with common interests to you, someone to talk to in tough times or just find the time to meet face to face. With social media these can be solved easily through various services at your own pace.