30
Mar

Uncovering 5 Social Media Myths to Leave Behind

Before the heavy use of social media platforms, most people held some myths about social media. These myths either made them avoid using some media or limit their use to specific features. Some of these myths affected the way people view social media activities. It’s 2021, some of these myths are still controlling the minds of people. Perhaps, you have some too. Here are five of those myths you should leave behind; 

Young People’s Thing 

When social media platforms began to gain popularity, especially for chatting and dating, it was tagged to be a young people’s thing. Older people refuted its use, saying they don’t need any of the features social media platforms offer. As time passes by, it is interesting that everyone has finally found their place on social media. Whether young or old, anyone who still believes in the myth that social media is for young people only is probably living a few years back.  

It’s For The Lazy  

It is funny how people still hold to myths like this that social media platforms are for lazy people. Their belief then was that you wouldn’t be on social media chatting for hours if you have got a good job. That may seem okay as an excuse, but may I let you know that social media platforms are some people’s offices now. Some do their businesses there while some others are employed to work there for some businesses. Today, we have social media managers who paid to chat. If you still think social media platforms are for lazy people, you need to wake up to see the need reality.  

It Is For Your Relatives Alone 

The above is one of the oldest myths of social media that some people still hold. They believe that social media is meant for you and your family members alone to connect. If you have nonrelatives, you are abusing it. They think you shouldn’t be chatting or associating with strangers. While these may be a good security tactic, social media can network with new friends you call strangers.  

Business Shouldn’t Be Done on Social Media. 

It is an old myth that some people still hold on to, as it was believed that social media is just for social interaction. No one thought it could be used to transact business then. Some people still believe businesses should never be transacted despite the large number of sales going on social media platforms. Even as individuals, lots of business deals and sales are made even without knowing the people. These people are sometimes in distant places, yet social media platforms make it possible. 

No Need For Weekend Post 

It is a social media myth for businesses. They believe posts about businesses or products should only be done during weekdays. It is a myth you need to stop believing if you want your business to grow. We have left the era Monday to Friday workplace only. The social media workplace is round the clock. A weekend is a great time to inform your customers about new products and emphasize your business or personal brand. Don’t be left behind. 

There are several more social media myths, but these five are pretty crucial for you to note. If you use social media for yourself or run a business with, you need to liberate your thoughts from these myths, especially if you own a digital marketing agency. I must add that as you use social media, be mindful that there are people with bad intentions as well. So, have a good security tactic in place.