My babble in the social world

Social media chatting is a way of communicating with other people online. It is a virtual means of communication. Almost all social media have the chat icon, to help us interact with other people apart from the emojis and like we drop on posts.

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When I stumbled on social media chatting, I found it interesting as time passing. I was fresh out of high school and staying with my cousin, I was bored but social media saved me from boredom. And what started as a hobby gradually become a habit and then an addiction. I can't do without chatting on social media, it's like being glued to it because I show up there every day.

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Just like every other thing in the world with good and bad sides, social media chatting has brought me some advantages and disadvantages.

I have a few of the advantages that social media chatting has done for me

  • connections
    It's life irony that people you know most especially some uncles and auntues hardly help you even though you share some DNA with them. But social media has provided me with connections I never even knew was possible. People who don't even know me lend helping hands when I reach out to them.

  • customer base
    Because my job involve selling, I have gotten lots of customers through chatting on social media. People tend to buy from you through the way you relate with them online. Social media as contributed a lot to my customer base.

Some of the disadvantages I have with chatting on social media

  • Time consuming
    I am always online replying to customers and friends message and this do take my time. Sometimes I might have allocated my time but once I start chatting online, am unable to meet up with my schedules, this is so frustrating at times.

  • trolls
    Just as there are good people online, there are also some crazy people. Some guys online start talking dirty, saying nonsense and annoying things, they feel offend when you ignore them, for the safety of my mind and myself I press the block button, this saves me lots of stress and hassle.

All in all, social media chatting is wonderful and I do love it despite it's ups and downs.



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It is very true. Social media does have it's ups and down.
But I believe it's advantages are as helpful as it's disadvantages are destructive. I'll explain.
Yes social media does help us connect with the right people, at the right time and this can go a long way contributing to our progress.
But, as you said, it is very time-consuming and addictive, if one is not careful we can be sucked into it and allow our to be controlled by our gadgets and by the social media.
I once watched a documentary about the dangers of social media. In the documentary, they brought together people that work for big social media companies, and they talked about how their job was to make people addicted to the apps.
So they programmed it with different ways to keep you constantly checking the apps. They'll send you notifications when your friends or anyone you follow posts something or even when your account has been dormant for a while, just so you open the app and use it.
I haven't even talked about the negative impact that trolling can leave on one's mental health yet.
It can be very destructive!
The workers know this and they protect their families from it.
To combat this, I believe, social media and our gadgets in general should be used in great moderation.

Nice write-up!

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The documentary is quite interesting, now we know why we tend to be addicted to social media. You are right everything we do from social media chatting to our gadgets should be used in moderation, thank you for your lovely comment @zitalove

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Chatting on social media has both bad sides and good sides, it all depends on how we use it.

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I am always online replying to customers and friends message and this do take my time. 

If it's going to bring the money, then I guess it's not a bad disadvantage after all ... Your content is quite precise and fully packed, thanks for sharing 💕✌️❤️

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Social media can be very addictive....
It can be so informative and mis-informative too...we should be careful how we balance our social lives with the reality lives.
I came in through dreemport.

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