A decade ago, the term Social Media didn’t mean much, but today it is a global sensation. When it comes to bringing like-minded people together around the globe, Social Media does an unbelievable job. Be it music, sports, politics or health, Social Media has left a lasting impact on almost every aspect of human life.
I recently saw the power of Social Media unfold before my own eyes and it simply took me by surprise. It all started with me and my friend jokingly talking about losing weight over a cup of coffee. One discussion led to another and within a few hours we actually got very serious about the whole topic. We started searching various websites which could guide us and give proper advice. We literally came across hundred’s of websites which are imparting valuable knowledge and guidance to millions like us and that too free of cost. We could be part of live discussions and get feedback from experts. Almost every celebrity instructor has a Facebook and an Instagram account.
The very idea that we will be training with them motivated us to push ourselves harder every day. We signed up for a fitness community page called Darebee. The page gave us detailed pictorial details of the exercise we were supposed to do along with a diet plan. We could ask any doubts we had in our minds and it would be resolved in a matter of hours. We could check out the experiences of others who had joined before us and that really got us even more motivated.
Today, we have achieved the goals we set out for about two months ago and we feel obligated to thank Social Media for its help. It not only provided us with information but also helped us connect and communicate with others who shared the same passion as us. The whole process didn’t cost us anything but gave us exactly what we wanted. From inspirational videos to personal growth stories, we found everything online and it was all available at the tip of our fingertips.
When we had achieved our goals we uploaded a small video of ourselves just to motivate others who were probably searching the internet for answers just like us. The satisfaction derived after knowing we could give back something to the online community as a token of gratitude, made the whole journey even more memorable.
This is Social Media for you; it gives and receives from the people. Its very existence has its roots in the society, of which you and I are a vital part of. We drive it, we fuel it and we dictate its impact on the lives of others. In a way we feel empowered and proud after knowing we made a significant impact on someone else’s life. Our posts have somewhat become famous today and we get queries from different parts of the world, which we try and answer. To be honest, now that we look back, we cannot believe that all of this started off with a silly discussion over a cup of coffee!