As social media continues to grow and expand it’s use is inevitable in the future of the business world. Nearly every career field can in some way, shape, or form benefit from the use of social media to spread their ideas, service, company information, etc. As a psychology major I love to use social media to follow up to date psychology research and discoveries. I know of many psychologists and researchers who take to twitter, facebook, and various blogs pots to relay breakthroughs and current research information to interested members of society. Magazines such as Psychology Today, have created apps to allow easy access to the most up to date psychological findings. The internet has made it possible to spread new information and knowledge far and wide to whomever may be interested. Having an online presence is crucial in modern day as well as the future – “if you aren’t visible, you don’t exist to the world – social media is replacing classified ads” stated by Schawbel (2013)
Upon graduating college I will be looking to team up with other researchers to work on new studies while going through graduate school. Social Media makes it easier to advertise myself and find others who are looking for help in their research. I will continue to use the applications, twitter, pages, and facebooks of psychology networks to keep up to date with breakthroughs. In a field such as psychology it is extremely important to keep up to date – things are always changing and being discovered. Social media is going to update a lot faster than a text book. It allows for the spread of information right at the time it is relevant – a crucial aspect of psychology research.
Looking even further into the future, I plan on utilizing social media to spread the word of my business/services. When youre just starting out it is VITAL to get the word out about your business/idea and allow other people in on the reasons it is important to them too. I want to use social media to express my visions and goals of my company (whatever it may be) and allow others to share in the benefits.
Social Media isn’t going anywhere As Carrie Kerpen notes in a recent article, “I believe strongly that there are key areas within social media upon which you may build a career. These areas will survive the emergence and dissipation of networks, tools, and philosophies. So, if you’re a recent 20-something, know a recent 20-something, or even just have an interest in making a career change—I’d look at these areas to withstand the test of time” (2013). Social media will continue to take over and even form the standing ground for many companies. Keeping up to date with the changes and new technology helps to ensure your business will be recognized and your news will be heard.
- Future of Social Media (bvance9.wordpress.com)
- 10 useful tips for better use of social networks (part 2) (fieldoo.com)
- Social Media Management Tool (visual.ly)
- Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook? (washingtonpost.com)
Schawbel, Dan. (2013, May 7) Can Social Media Rescue Your Career? Fox Business. Retrieved from