LinkedIn vs Twitter vs Facebook – Here’s How They Can Improve Your Life
By now we probably all use, or have used, social media. This is most likely because ‘everyone is using social media’ or because you wanted to connect with old friends, which is great. But have you ever thought about how social media can improve your life? In this article I put three of the most used social media platforms to the test for you, which do you think can improve your life the most? Find out in LinkedIn vs Twitter vs Facebook!
I want to start with saying that all social media platforms can distract you from doing the important things, and thus make your life less good. However, in this article I’m not going to discuss if social media is good or bad, only how you can use it to improve your life.
There are a couple things that LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have in common where you can benefit from.
Benefit 1: Learn More! You can actually learn a lot on social media. There is just one thing you have to do to start learning: follow the right people or groups! There are, on each platform, plenty of knowledgeable people or groups on every subject that post interesting stuff.
Our favorite people and groups to follow are:
1. Tai Lopez: inspiring entrepreneur that motivates people to read and follow through on their goals.
– Tai Lopez on LinkedIn
– Tai Lopez on Twitter
– Tai Lopez on Facebook
2. Life Hack: page with all kinds of ways to improve your life.
– Life Hack on LinkedIn
– Life Hack on Twitter
– Life Hack on Facebook
3. Richard Branson: inspiring entrepreneur that posts about courage and entrepreneurship.
– Richard Branson on LinkedIn
– Richard Branson on Twitter
– Richard Branson on Facebook
Benefit 2: Maintain Social Contacts and Presence! The ‘social’ in social media, staying in touch with old friends or connecting with new ones can definitely bring more happiness in your life. Remember, this is not a replacement for face-to-face interaction!
LinkedIn – Your Career
It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know
With LinkedIn often being compared to an ‘online résumé’, it is clear that LinkedIn can be used to boost your career. On your personal profile you can add information about your completed projects, job experience, education, skills and more. In today’s digital age it is not uncommon that recruiters contact you about all kind of job opportunities!
But LinkedIn is more than just your personal resume. With over 400 million users, LinkedIn is the place to find people who might help you, or who you can help. And with their advanced search options this becomes incredibly easy! You can go as specific as an industry in a country within a company with a certain amount of experience.
So, you found the person that you’re looking for, so what do you do? Just send a ‘cold’ message? Nobody likes that and you won’t always get a reply. Luckily LinkedIn shows if you’re in some way ‘connected’ to that person. If you’re friend knows a friend that knows that person, you’re in. Now the only thing left to do is ask if they are willing to introduce you.
One last thing that LinkedIn has to offer for life improvement are the ‘Influencers’ and ‘Groups’. Influencers are often successful entrepreneurs or business people that post interesting stuff within their industry. You can follow influencers and join groups on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date or learn new stuff. The benefit of LinkedIn is that it’s usually always serious information instead of the meal of someone you barely know.
Twitter – Your Voice
Twitter is all about your ‘online voice’. And with posts limited to just 140 characters, you’ll have to keep it short and sweet.
There is one big advantage of those short posts for you: More News in Less Time. Since everybody only has enough space in each post to give the golden nugget, instead of meaningless chit-chat, you are bound to learn more in less time! Again, it goes without saying that you will only benefit if you follow the right people!
As said previously, Twitter gives people a voice. Two extreme examples of this are the #askObama conversation, where people could ‘tweet’ questions on Twitter to Barack Obama, the president of the United States and the Twitter Revolutions. In the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ protesters used Twitter to organize protests against their corrupt governments, even with some success.
Now, this does not mean that you immediately can go and chat with the president or overthrow your government. But what it does mean is that if you have a message you want to share with the world, Twitter can be a great outlet for you.
Facebook – Your Friends
Facebook will be the place to maintain your social contacts. With over 1.6 billion users the chances are great that your friends will be on there, otherwise you could always make new friends on Facebook.
Facebook also has a lot of people and pages that post great stuff where you can learn a lot from, and with the option to show the posts of that person/page first you’ll never miss it.
But with that being said, maintaining social contacts is in my opinion the only way to improve your life with Facebook. Contact that friend you haven’t spoken to in a long time and ask how they are doing!
So, which social media will come out on top in LinkedIn vs Twitter vs Facebook?
Mainly spoken from the point of life improvement, LinkedIn is in my opinion the best platform to be on! If you’re looking to build a career related social circle this is definitely the place to be. Stay committed to LinkedIn, and before you know you’ll have an enormous circle of contacts you can reach out to for help.
Fortunately, you’re able to join more social contacts. And if you’re thinking about joining another one, this should be Twitter in my opinion. Twitter is the way to get your voice heard and to get tons of information in a short posts.
That concludes my opinion on LinkedIn vs Twitter vs Facebook for life improvement. If you want to share your experience or add something you can do so in the comments below!