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									   10 Must know Advantages & Disadvantages of
   Social Media
             Posted byBeirut Abu
             Hdaib on November
             25, 2010

                   Your Learn Social Media by Example e-Mag

   Social Media Use
   Only a few technology-loving, mind-stimulating and idea-generating individuals out there are still
   unplugged with social media. I am sure those too will join soon as well since social media is not just
   a platform for easy and simple advanced online marketing, it is also the revolution of our

   Many people have tried to capture the importance of social media. In today’s post, we will introduce to
   you the most must-know advantages and disadvantages of social media so you’ll be aware of
   how to use it in the safest and most valuable possible ways!

   5 Must-know Disadvantages of Social
   Media:                                                 5 Must-know Advantages of Social
1. The wrong online brand strategy could put you
   at a viral social disadvantage and may even        1. When using social media for marketing
   damage your reputation, i.e, when you make            products, social media could be easily utilized
   a mistake offline, a few will know but when you       to create cost effective strategies
   make a mistake in front of hundreds or                and campaigns that can create viral results.
   thousands of you online audience, most of them     2. Social media has the power to drive traffic to
   will know!                                            your website, blog, articles, etc.
2. Using social media for marketing and               3. Social media is able to bring people together,
   advertising could be more time                        especially when promoting global products or
   consumingthan companies expect.                       cause-related campaigns and ideas since it
3. In order to get social media’s full effect, you       allows people from the different geographical
   need to understand how it works,when and              location to meet at a single point and express
   how to use it and which channels to focus             their views.
   on depending on your end goal of using social      4. Social media could be the spark you are
   media.                                                looking for to attract attention to your site,
4. Social media can have a negative influence            product or service. It could also be used to
   on worker productivity. Employees may                 further build loyalty and long-term
   waste valuable time using social media                relations with your audience.
   channels such as Facebook and Twitter. They        5. Social media marketing could always be a fun
   can also use social media to attack the               and creative method of doing business.
   company’s reputation!                                 Of course, the issue of privacy remains to be an
5. When social media is used excessively or in the       unsettling topic but we have already milked it
   wrong way, it could have serious detrimental          and stressed on it more than enough times!
   outcomes on both mental and
   even physical health of individuals.

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