What are the benefits of social media platforms?Last month I visited FB after more than a year. I am not at all an active user of social media nor do I spend time browsing such platforms. At one time I used to check out my college friends' posts when they would inform me about a photo or video that they had uploaded. Even that no longer really interests me. In fact, whenever I met my friends, sooner or later the conversation would veer to whether they had seen so-and-so's travel photos or an update of some recent happening in their life. Me, I prefer to simply pick up the landline and call!
I know some people are so attached to FB, Instagram, and whatnot, it reaches the point of addiction, something that has been discussed in our forum quite often. I would like to know what are the benefits? I know you can sometimes locate a school or college batchmate or an office colleague or even a travel acquaintance and it understandably creates a lot of thrilling moments. Anything else that you have discovered is a plus point of either browsing or interacting with others on social media?
Footnote- I have been getting a lot of FB friend requests from ISC members. Please do not take offense if I don't accept it. As I indicated, I am inactive there so there is no point really in sending such requests.