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Using Facebook in a Constructive Way

Social media definitely has its merits, there is no denying it. When it comes to personal use, social media is often utilized to showcase our lives in a positive light. Although it sounds like a beautiful thing, this has actually created a very competitive culture.

Nowadays we live in a society where the pressure to do more, be more, as well as have more, is crippling for many.


Facebook could be one of the greatest tools in the world because it allows you to stay connected, it can increase your knowledge of information. At the same time, it can be one of the greatest time wasters ever which offers little to no value. It all depends on how exactly you decide to use it.

Actually, more and more people are deciding to deactivate their accounts out of frustration from all that time wasted and no valuable gain of any kind. However, there are also users for whom deactivating their accounts is not an option.

Personal use

You can use Facebook for personal gain without wasting time. One of the greatest things is that it allows you to maintain the connections with relatives and friends who might have scattered all over the world. Even if you do not talk too often, you can see what each of you has been doing, through Facebook posts.

Also, there are many groups for various categories of people. For example, if you are looking for a job, you can talk to other people who are in job-related groups and move faster with a good job. If you are into saving animals, you can stay connected with others who share your passion.

Ask for advice, exchange opinions on various topics, these are all good things Facebook has to offer. Moreover, you can find out a lot of details and information regarding various points of interest like politics, local events, news, and so many more.

If you stick to what interests you and do not spend a lot of unnecessary time online, Facebook can actually prove very useful. However, you could still do without an account.

Professional use

We have mentioned earlier that disabling the account is not an option for some people. If you are an entrepreneur, for example, and you provide services, such as a tattoo artist, a singer, a painter, a decorator, a therapist, and so on, you are dead without a Facebook account to promote your services.

In a world where competition is so strong, the way you promote yourself and make yourself seen everywhere can truly make a difference for your success. You do not even have to use your personal account, as Facebook also offers the possibility to create a free page.

There, you can present yourself, share your posts, offer various details about your work, and even look at certain statistics. When you are a professional looking to make yourself known, social media can be one of your most powerful allies.

Business use

Every big company that respects itself also has a Facebook page nowadays. From Youngchoppers.com, to Verizon.com, or bbc.com, most businesses have a Facebook page.

Just like in the case of professionals, making yourself known to as many people as possible is another step toward success. You can also share posts regarding the services your company offers or available jobs.

Moreover, you can also make good use of sponsored posts for which you can pay various sums of money. Naturally, the more you pay, the more shares you get, and the more relevant people get access to you and learn about you. Thanks to Facebook Messenger, it has become more and more easy to get in touch with customer support.

Facebook Messenger

Speaking of Messenger, this is a cool feature offered by Facebook. Besides its primary purpose of allowing you to privately talk to other people with a Facebook account, you can also make calls and video calls.

You can create groups. For example, many companies create groups for their teams, so they can keep in touch easier. Or the employees do this themselves.

Word of advice

Besides the fact that Facebook can be a big time-waster, it can also be very dangerous. Unfortunately, not only good people use Facebook. Many children all over the world have been tricked and kidnapped by criminals. Teenage girls are also being kidnapped and taken to other countries for prostitution.

Others sell drugs, and who knows what else. If you are a parent, we advise you to be very careful. First of all, you should make your profile private so that only your friends can view your posts. You should not post pictures of your children, as you might draw the interest of someone with bad intentions.

Your kids should not be allowed to have a Facebook account, until at least when they are 15-16 years old. You should make sure you keep your children under some kind of control if you want them to be safe.

If someone bothers you, or you find him or her offensive or suspect, Facebook also allows you to block those people. That way, they will no longer be able to find you or view your profile.

As previously mentioned, social media can be a wonderful thing if used responsibly, but it can also be a good channel for wrong-doers. You should make sure you never give them a chance to get close to you or your loved ones.

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Luciana Barta