To many people, social media is something you do for fun. A lot of companies have restrictions on how much time employees can spend on Facebook, Twitter, and the web. There is a feeling on the part of many that social media is a waste of time, and that it prevents people using their time effectively. But social media has its benefits, and many of those benefits have changed the way we use our time and interact with other people dramatically.
Below is an infographic created by Schools.com that explains what people are actually doing with social media, and how it is changing lives for the better:
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