5 Easy Ways to Use Social Media for Good Starting Today
Social media is one of the best tools that has been created in today’s time. Many platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have given people a voice, like the social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter. Social media has also helped people have a platform to promote their brand and businesses which help contribute to multi-millionaires being born.
What I am trying to say is social media is a tool that helps connect people all over the world who share the same passion and interests as you. If that’s not enough for you, then take a look at this article here that describes the positive effects of social media on society.
In the meantime, let me tell you 5 ways YOU can use social media for good – starting today!
1. Share Inspiring Stories on Social Media
Sharing inspiring stories on your social media is a great start in using social media. This is good because there are always positive and inspiring things taking place around the world. For example, you can post an inspiring story about how Steve Jobs was fired from his workplace before starting a multi-billion dollar company called Apple. This inspirational story has the power to help motivate anyone who views your social media story, which shows setbacks do not define your potential.
2. Follow Non-Profit Organizations
We all know that many organizations support a cause and want to achieve their goals. One great thing you can do is to use social media to follow a non-profit organization. There are so many organizations to choose from, like Canadian Wildlife Federation, Elevate Women’s Network and Save the Children. Any of these organizations would highly appreciate you taking the time to follow their social media platforms to demonstrate support for their work.
3. Start a Fund to Donate to a Charity
While staying on the topic of Not-for-profit organizations and charities, you can make a difference by creating a fund that will be given to a charity that shares the same values as you. There are a lot of groups, especially young people in high school and college, who start a club that supports an organization, and do what they can to get donations and spread awareness of the organization’s goals and vision. This can be something you can start at your school and have friends join. It will show your initiative and how passionate you can be when you want to see a change.
4. Spread Kindness using Social Media
You can also use your social media to spread kindness. This can mean different things, like posting positive stories taking place around the world or charity accomplishments. I recommend using your social media to share positive quotes. This is a great example of spreading kindness. Maybe the quotes you post make someone’s day brighter and give them the courage to do something they’ve always wanted to do. Something important to remember is you never know who’s watching, so the post that you make to spread kindness can really mean so much to someone, and you won’t even know it.
5. Network and Connect for Social Good
Social media can be used for almost anything these days. One way I would recommend using social media is to create a community of like-minded individuals. This could potentially be starting a community where like-minded people can network and connect, it’s also a great way to know that you are not in this by yourself and that you have that extra help if need be. Think of it like having friends all over the world, but virtually.
Now that you know some simple ways you can use social media for good, it is your turn to use the platform you’ve been given to do something that you are passionate about with the use of social media.
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