There are more forms of digital communication channels available globally than ever before. Facebook may be a little on the nose, right now, but Snapchat is flying, as is Instagram. These social media apps are in the hands of, just about, every youthful thinking person on the planet and that means billions of people are madly swapping media and communicating over distances vast and small. Have mobile phone means have camera and these apps allow participants to share their lenses around the world. Staying connected in 2018 has never been easier and more visually inspiring.

Social Media Offers Instantaneous Results to Users

One of the advantages of Snapchat is that the images and messages are only accessible for a limited amount of time. Therefore, the indelible digital record is not a problem for privacy concerns down the track. Snapchat serves the smart phone generation first and foremost. It began its life known originally as ‘Picaboo’. It was relaunched as Snapchat in 2011. Social media as a means of communication offers instantaneous results but can become a weight around one’s neck if the data stays up as a record forever. Staying connected in 2018 is almost impossible to avoid.

Greater Reach & Marketability

Building better networks allows for greater reach and marketability in all sorts of professions and industries. Staying connected means being able to reach people and markets when you need to and want to. A lot of vocations have been positively impacted by the communication revolution of the 21C. Accessibility provides more opportunities to benefit from a larger market. Social media, smart phones, the world wide web and the internet have all played a part in bringing us all together for better or worse.

A Fraudulent Medium Too

Of course, when things are easier they are, often, abused or misused. Familiarity breeds contempt remains an apt assessment of the situation, especially when it comes to computers and the fraudulent behaviour in the digital media. Tread warily when basing your decisions on information solely derived from the internet and its many offshoots. Personal relationships conducted online are particularly prone to this kind of criminal abuse. Many of the websites on the world wide web are, in fact, bogus shells and not what they purport to be. Teaching our kids and other vulnerable members of our community to check the veracity of the sites and pages that they visit is an important part of interacting safely with this new unpoliced digital world.