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Social Media in BusinessSocial media has also become a great tool for business to advertise and gain new consumers for free. There are companies that may choose to pay for ad placements but since the boom of social media began, most companies have become very successful through solely relying on social media (Brummond 2018.Businesses have also began to use social influencers across different platforms to connect with new consumers and advertise products (Brummond 2018).Influencers are paid to show themselves using the product, or just by simply posting the product on their social media profiles.The use of influencers may also help companies reach new audiences.Figure 2
Social Media in your Personal LifeSocial Media has opened up many new career opportunities for individuals since its rise.Social Influencers, Comedians, Musicians, Models, and so many more have gotten their start from social media exposure.Social media makes it so much easier for people to connect in a less intimidating manner (Brummond 2018).Social media has also provided ways for people to join same-interest groups, support groups, and find resources for mental health awareness (Powers-Kilburn 2016).Figure 3.
Negative Aspects of Social MediaAlthough social media is exciting and very useful, it can also be very damaging when used in a reckless and irresponsible manner. Prolonged used of social media can also cause users to isolate themselves and have a lack of real world relationships and interactions.Trolling, cyberbullying, hacking, and cyber theft are all examples of the misuse of social media. Since social media has fewer restraints, people often speak to others without common courtesy and normal conversation filters (Powers-Kilburn 2016).There have also been instances where employees and students have been terminated for misusing social media; posting negative remarks about customers, fellow students and even just derogatory comments made while off the clock can result in consequences from certain employers (Powers-Kilburn 2016).

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