Back in the 2000’s the need for the internet had never been greater than it is now, but life on the internet has been stagnant. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, Tinder, etc. have made it easy to communicate and connect with those you care about.
However, they have also increased the amount of time people spend online.
Studies show that 33 percent of millennials use social networking daily. This makes sense with the desire to share experiences with family and friends but it is also hindering our productivity and productivity at work.
According to a recent study by Microsoft, sitting in front of a computer screen for more than 4 hours a day leads to increased inefficiency and poor performance in the workplace. If the office is really a family environment then there needs to be an adjustment made to the internet time.
Here are three ways to use social networking wisely:
1. Post less.
There are several apps available today that will show you how many friends you have on social media. There is even an app that uses your location to display how many people are nearby you.
Let’s say you are at a restaurant with friends and you want to post a picture, there are so many options available to you. Just view them all and list out your favorite photos and the ratio between the number of people you uploaded photos to versus who saw them.
You can then decide what the ratio of people being shown to be. All you need to do is remove your favourite photos and put them in the clear folder. This way all of your pictures are now in one place to share with your family and friends.
2. Chat more.
If you are eating dinner with your family or friends around the table and you want to join in on a conversation about what is happening with your customers, consider asking them to join you in a video chat.
There are many apps that can make it possible to chat live. You are able to see what is going on with you and your friends in real time. It does come with a cost and it is like a table full of audio and video.
3. Share your food more.
If you find yourself chatting with your friends over dinner then make sure to share that you just finished your burger with them.
Most social media apps nowadays are now working to make it easy to communicate with your family and friends when you are eating at home.
Having the time to stop what you are doing and share something nice in real time can go a long way in getting your conversation going.