While social media is pretty shit in general, people do amazing with it. Here’s my top 3 of things I love about social media.
Giveaways are usually a publicity stunt by companies to gain followers and hopefully customers, but one thing that’s becoming more and more popular are groups and apps for giving away second hand things. Honestly, how great is that? Even food is shared among those who can’t afford it. My favourite is probably the Facebook groups of each town and city, on which people offer used things for either a moderately low amount of money or for free. Have you already joined such groups? It could save you a ton! Or give your unused things to the less fortunate!
Ever wondered how to assemble your PC or how to get stains out of your clothes? Ever wondered how to do a smokey eye or paint landscapes? The internet is the place to find tutorials on anything. I found a tutorial on how to install this generic brand printer on Youtube and I love watching makeup tutorials while busy with sewing or other things (I should probably start to watch more sewing tutorials though).
Take it a step further and even learn new languages and skills through the internet. You can take exams to test your knowledge on languages after doing independent study in the Netherlands. I’m sure you can acquire a bunch of knowledge and gain “proof” of it.
Before I buy an expensive make-up product, I check its reviews online. However, you will find that mixed reviews are always the case. While people can generally agree that one product is generally good, there will always be people who hate it. So, find someone whose opinion you can value; someone who seems to agree with you on a lot of things or whom you seem to like and see what they think. For make-up, I tend to lean towards olive skinned MUAs and (generally) independent MUAs.
What are things you like about social media?