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Are personal social media accounts a waste of time ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by -Ali-, Aug 13, 2019 at 3:35 PM.

  1. -Ali-

    -Ali- Junior Member

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    Hey mates

    I just wanted to know wether having or not having a social media personal accounts impacted your life

    and your business productivity.

    Do you think that it's a waste of time ?
     
  2. negon

    negon Registered Member

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    No they are not but it depends on what you want to use them for. Actually it build trust towards your customers.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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    Sometimes its good to use social media just to refresh your mind. Not a waste of time according to me.
     
  4. cash tribe

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    I think that it is a total waste of time.

    I often create them for creating social signal for my blog and niche site, but in the end I become distracting on social media.
     
  5. Advertising Manager

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    Definitely can be in my opinion. But they can also be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. I noticed I was less distracted when I stopped trying to get tons of likes on ig and just kept it private, I much prefer it that way. Friends & family... best
     
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    InstaFriedRice Registered Member

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    I only use it to make me money
     
  7. rax69

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    I don't this so, good connections and proper use of it also can give you both. good business and good time with your mates.
    this is all about use of it and the motto you have.
     
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    I think it is pretty much a two-sided sword. On the one hand, you definitely are losing a lot of time on social media but on the other hand it is needed, at least for me to get my inspiration from to know what is trending right now, so that I know how to advertise the right way and to know what my customers really want.
     
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    It depends on what you do. If all you do is follow those thots then it is a waste of time.
     
  10. Pakistani

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    personal social accounts are not waste. they are in a real way of entertainment for your brain as you can easily contact with your real personal friends / colleagues of your school / university / your Job
     
  11. TwentySix

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    From personal experience.. I do not think its worth it.

    Yeah it depends on how you use it, but if all your doing is watching videos, reading about what other people are bullshiting about, sliding in dms. Its all a huge waste of time.
    I know people who spend entire days on twitter and they don't get anything done whatsoever. No goals, No ambition, they just wake up to find the next "move" and i fell victim to this too.
    One day i just realized all the negatives it was bringing me and how much motivation i lost for myself, by just scrolling on a app all day. So i decided to try and delete all my accounts and havent been back for months now.
    Since then ive had a clearer mind, been able to focus alot more on work, and most important im able to see whats actually important and what i need to get done.
    Personal accounts on social media is just a waste of time. If you want to talk to someone, just call them.
     
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    Social media is engineered to keep you on it. Think about it
     
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  13. Advertising Manager

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    Definitely. The fact that many motivational speakers bring it up a lot means a lot of people are sucked a lot
     
  14. dante9

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    social media is nothing but a tool. for most people it is a genocide of their attention span. but socials can be also used for a good such as raising your business or personal brand awareness and building trust with potential customers
     
  15. Advertising Manager

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    Also true. It really comes down to the person and what they want it for. Social media can make it possible for anyone to promote themselves which is very valuable.
     
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    Depend on how your business works and what you're trying to achieve.

    If you're in an industry where your "personal brand" is important (real estate, law etc etc), then having a social media that pushes your values is helpful. I would also argue that a really good LinkedIn profile is vital in certain industries - even more so if you're buildign a career rather than a business.

    It really does depend on what you're trying to achieve though. I know some industries where people go completely underground, with hardly any information about them published online.
     
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    It really depends on you and your purpose for the account in the first place. If it's to see what other people are doing with their life, or to pass the time watching shared videos of random acts with huge subtitles then very likely it is a waste of time. If it's to broaden your knowledge, follow certain people for inspiration or remain contactable then it's probably not a waste of time. It's purely subjective in this case.
     
  18. Spats

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    My productivity went up once I blocked Facebook. I've actually blocked almost everything distracting.

    I would highly recommend it.
     
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