SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR NEW SWORD TO FIGHT POVERTY
Though many don’t social media as a new sword to fight poverty, some see social media as just a social gathering, a place to be socialize alone and nothing else, while others see it as a new sword to fight poverty. How you see it depend on the overall effect it will have on you.
Many had fought poverty to it last breath with the aid of social media. I don’t want to think myopically but a case study of many online platforms that has make use of social media to trend. For instance “Yabaleftonline”, “Pulse.ng”. A system “Yabaleftonline” that started as a group on facebook and gradually moves to a website of it own, what about “correctbro” who started like a joke of the day, I do not say everyone should have a blog but what am saying is that if you are not using your social media account to market yourself or your brand but using it only to improve the financial status of it owner by feeding your friend that suppose to be your customer with a post to exhaust their data. Stop seeing social media as a means to socialize alone, also see it as a means to earn and actually combat poverty with it power.
A social media can help you to connect to over 1 million customers in a single click, remember over 20M Nigerians uses internet on a monthly basics, if you can actually tap out at least 2000 online user that will become your customers, then you are good to start and that is what social media will help you to achieve.
For instance, you have more than 2,000 friends on facebook and you are in over 50 facebook group, so what is stopping you from reaching out to people on what you do. Social media is your new sword, so what is stopping you from using it?