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How The Social Media Is Impacting Nature Positively

I’m sure most people who see the headline  will quickly say, “here he goes again.” The truth, however, is that the social media can’t stop impacting nature, and the reason is not far-fetched. The social media is simply nature at work.

Let’s take a little look at how nature works, you just downed a cup of fresh milk to top up the protein content of your body or for whatever reason. All the amino acids jumbled up in the fresh milk, are made up of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and sometimes sulfur. These make up the carboxylic (-COOH ) and the amino ( -NH2 ) functional group as well as the R-groups.

While the cow or goat that produced the milk is nature, the carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and whatever that made up the milk are also nature. They were randomly picked up by the animal while foraging and then synthesized into the fresh milk you must have taken. The whole scenario boils down to nature revolving.

Looking at the other aspect, everything made out of nature is for nature and of nature. Take your PC for instance, every junction transistor or diode that is incorporated in the makeup is of nature and for nature. The question now is, how has the social media as of nature impacted our environment positively?

Let’s take a look at 10 ways the social media has impacted mother nature positively.

Enhanced Communication Skills

Frequently, people find it a bit difficult to communicate especially when it has to be across borders, but one beauty of the whole stuff today is that the social media is there for us. The language barrier has been removed.

An English speaking American can easily chat with a Japanese. You now have the ability to express your views, feelings, and opinions to the whole wide world.

Opportunities for Social Connections

You can be anywhere in the world and do not need to leave the shores of that country before making friends with anybody in whatever country or continent. Ideas, cultures, customs, and traditions are shared quite easily.

When we are not strongly related, there is an increased risk of premature death from all causes by 50%.

Access More Information

Nothing confers power on you like information. The social media has made it abundantly easier for us to garner information from any part of the world.

Just a few minutes after the meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 in Hamburg, I was able to heave a sigh of relief when I learned through Google that both of them connected very quickly. I want to believe a number of people out there had the same feelings.

The social media makes you be conscious of happenings around the globe. Awareness and empowerment come through being informed.

Develop Self-Confidence

You need to be composed all the time to be able to handle so many messy situations that will confront you from time to time. Without self-confidence, you can do little and with it, you can do anything. The exposure you acquire from social media shapes and builds your self-confidence.

Harp up your Social Skills

Social skills you can acquire as a result of the use of social media abound. The different skills will prepare you for serious responsible positions in life.

Skills like community management, copywriting, optimizing content and technology, creative mindset, analytical skills, customer service, designing, budgeting and being organized and efficient.

Creativity

We have more opportunities today for being creative. Tens of billions of emails, billions of online searches, tweets and blog posts, millions of tweets, YouTube and Vine video clips, Instagram photos and Tumblr posts are variously viewed, written, done and created on a daily basis.

A lot of people have capitalized on these to enhance creativity.

Impact on Education

Learning has been made easier. A student does not need to transverse long and sometimes tortuous distances again in order to acquire knowledge.

With Video presentation platforms, such as Skype, Google Hangouts or Web video conferencing, instructions can be delivered right across great distances. A student does not need to be in the same classroom with others or even the lecturers.

Students who are from disadvantaged areas can now acquire hi-tech materials and up-to-date information about their course of studies.

Job Opportunities

Social media affords you the opportunity of getting employed quite easily. Employers and employees interact. Inhibitions such as borders and distances are completely eliminated.

From the comfort of your room, you can send your resume or application to anywhere in the world. What you require is just a click and everything gets rolling. You can also market yourself, goods and services making use of social media.

Discovery

The youth stage is invariably strongly associated with adventure, exploration, and discovery. Social media amplifies this fact. We no longer need to transverse long distances in the search for adventure.

You are in Australia, it is quite easy to find out how lobsters are prepared in any restaurant in the United States and which museums hold which artifacts in Africa.

Exchange of knowledge and accepted practices are through this way enhanced.

Independence

The constant opportunities you have to interact with the outside world makes you an independent person. You are able to take decisions and act very fast. Your character is molded, thereby becoming more confident in order to be heard or have a positive online presence.

There is no way we can go about any aspect of life without touching and utilizing nature or a part of it. Any intelligent act of humans and the environment at large borders on nature.

We eat, drink, sleep, talk, think, and fathom nature.

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About John Ejiofor

John Ejiofor is a curious life-researcher, whose quest to finding answers to life's pertinent questions has led to founding Nature Torch. This blog aims to debate and explore many questions about our earth -- including those a lot of people are uncomfortable with asking. He has been published on some of the internet's most respected websites, which you can find online.
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