Why We Love Social Media (And You Should, Too!)


Written by Maggie Jones, Spring 2014 Intern at SocialCentiv

With a variety of social media platforms available, it can seem nearly impossible to choose just one. This is because each social media outlet brings something different to the table and benefits its users in unique ways. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram, each social media website offers something different that we love (and we think you will, too!).


140 characters may not seem like a lot, but Twitter has proven that it’s the perfect amount to convey a message. With posts happening every second throughout the day, Twitter offers a convenient way to keep up to date on current events. Whether you fell asleep during The Grammy’s, or just missed this morning’s news broadcast, Twitter is the fastest way to get the scoop on what you missed. The growing presence of journalists, politicians, and businesses on Twitter makes it a great place to stay informed on local and global events and news, too.

Twitter’s “Trending Topics” feature also allows users to stay up-to-date on what is current and popular. This is a quick, efficient way for Twitter users to stay “in the loop”.


The “share” option on Facebook has unleashed the opportunity to share informative articles, photos, and videos with others.

The possibilities for connecting with others via Facebook are endless, as well. Imagine you’re a college student studying in Spain. How will you keep in touch with the friends you’ve made abroad once you head back to the U.S.? Facebook makes this simple. By opening communication with people all across the world, Facebook allows people to create new relationships while maintaining existing ones.

Social networks have meshed education and communication in one place. If you’re interested in learning more about how social media websites can help you or your business build relationships and stay informed, connect with SocialCentiv on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more tips.