Being online today is more of a norm than a trend. Most people including business people and students alike rattle off their e-mail addresses right after their phone numbers. One of the biggest benefits of being online is the possibility of reaching out to the entire world-quite literally. It’s a bit like putting up your shingle outside an office; the only difference is, the passer-by includes the entire world.
Personal gains of being online:
Our lives have come to revolve around our professional goals and this starts right from high school or college. We are so swamped by work, submissions, and other related stuff that we have no time for friends, and we slowly drift away – leaving ourselves with just our colleagues as friends.
But being online and being active can mean that you are no longer kept apart from your friends. What’s better, you could even make new ones. You can also catch up with your friends from school and college and no longer feel isolated. Just how can you do this? Websites that specialize in ‘networking’ are the answer.
Online Social Networking:
You may have heard some of your friends or acquaintances talk about sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Tumblr.
These are what are popularly known as online social networking sites. While they all claim to have the ‘most active’ or the ‘widest’ network in the world, you need to first check on where your friends are. The last thing you’d want is to be in one place while your friends are in another! It can also be compared with your friends being at the movies while you are watching for them at the coffee shop.
Getting online with almost all these social networking sites is as simple as a free sign-up and registration.
How Does It Work?
Most such sites work on a simple principle. You can search for people based on common interests, hobbies, location, age, and any other criterion that suits you! One of the greatest things this does is to eliminate boundaries of distance. You can also make new pen-pals and keep in touch using the same forum.
Like with everything online, however, there are some pitfalls in the online friendship game. There are a lot of fraudsters out there who may win over your confidence and then try to misuse it.
Summing up, having an online presence can help you eliminate costs, appeal to a wider marketplace, and further your personal and professional causes.