Category Archives: Real Life

Social Media in the Workplace: Yay or Nay?

Social media is a part of our everyday lives. So, how would you feel if you weren’t able to access it at work?

Restricting social media usage at work can have extremely negative impacts on the workforce, or more importantly allowing staff to use social media can encourage new recruits to join over competitors. Many executives also believe that social media can help build and maintain a workplace culture, help with colleague relationships and allow managers to be more transparent.

To visualise the impact of social media at work, Whitefields Document Stage have created an insightful infographic on the affects social media has on the workplace.

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The results may surprise you.

Print Versus Social Media (Infographic)

I was intrigued to discover this infographic!

Yes, social media impressions are cheaper but how different the impact is? A new survey from the Pew Research Center reports that only of 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter. That’s still not a lot!

Living in our Twitter and Google Plus worlds, we may be missing the point: For many people the REAL world of paper books and printed media still exists. Continue reading

Using Social Media to Enhance Education

Individuals of all ages are spending more time online than ever before. This modern trend even extends to school-age children and pre-schoolers. A recent survey reported that children as young as two are spending over 60 percent more time on the web than a decade ago. This early exposure to the Internet means that by the time a child starts school, he or she has likely already been online for several years. Schools are finding ways to reach out to these technologically-connected students by harnessing the power of social networking to build online communities and stay in touch in ways that didn’t exist just 20 years ago. Continue reading