Thursday, April 1, 2010

Is social media a waste of time?

Some may describe social media websites like Facebook and Twitter as "a waste of time." How would you define waste?

If we use the definition "use inefficiently or inappropriately," then social media websites can be a waste if you don't know how to allocate your time responsibly on these sites. Furthermore, you also need to become more efficient while you're on these sites. If you're talking with people about matters that won't help you learn about certain industries of find a job, then perhaps you're wasting your time. On the other hand, if you're learning about potential career opportunities in various non-clinical industries, then this could be valuable. Furthermore, if you're developing meaningful relationships with people who may ultimately help you find jobs, then you're spending your time wisely.

Social networking websites can drain your time significantly, so make sure to keep an eye on the clock.

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