As our lives rapidly move online, the chase to keep up with an everchanging social landscape has sent our society to start living virtually. From posting pictures, live streaming, watching movies, and staying in contact with the people we love, almost everything can be done on the internet. The advantages of social media are endless and especially when you are over 50. It’s no longer a young person’s domain as more and more people adapt to this new social climate of virtual living.
Possibly the greatest advantage of social media is the ability to stay connected. Whether it’s with family and friends or with the world in general, social media connects us in a way that was never possible just a couple of decades ago. From online video calls to sending pictures and videos we now get to regularly keep in contact with people who have maybe moved countries or even people who still live nearby but we can now form new and different connections with them as well. Not only does it connect you with people you know but it also connects you with the world.
Connect with Like-Minded People
The world continuously grows smaller and now with the advances of social media, there is virtually no distance between any of us. In some ways, this is a good thing. Being online means that we can now find people who share the same interests and hobbies as we do. From following different accounts on places like Twitter and YouTube we can find people who share our thoughts and the same interests as us. And why stop there? Take it a step further by creating your own YouTube channel or start a blog and share your hobbies and passions with the world! Lots of people have now taken to opening themselves up online to share their experiences and their passions. From cooking to automobiles to art, you too could now educate and connect with a new generation of people.
News and media outlets have now almost exclusively shifted online meaning that the days of traditional media consumption by newspapers and magazines are almost behind us. From news to viral videos, movies, and pop culture, social media is the new playground to hang out on and swap ideas and opinions on everything. The added benefit of consuming our media on online now is that we get instant feedback. You get to see what people from all around the world are saying on a certain topic immediately. This allows us to gain a better understanding of how other people around the world view certain topics. Where we once were stuck to the opinions of other similarly like-minded people around us, we are now open to the world and seeing how the other half lives is an eye-opening experience that would not have been made possible without social media.
So, what are you waiting for? The online world is your oyster! With an endless number of opportunities and experiences at your fingertips, it’s never too late to get online and take part in this new world we now live in online. At TerraBella Little Avenue, our community is dedicated to helping you the best you can be in real life and online as well. Feel free to contact us today to see how we can help you with your next stage in life.