Facebook: Friend or Foe (Part 2)
Yesterday, we talked about how social media, particularly Facebook, has the potential to become a negative influence in your life – unless you take precautions. But, it can also be a positive platform to enhance the lives of others. With just the click of a mouse, you can reach people all over the world – which is a privilege; but it also provides you with a great deal of power.
So, how do you make the most of the opportunity you have at your fingertips? Here are some suggestions:
1. Review books: Read any good books lately? Share how a particular book helped you with a personal issue or problem. Or, suggest some fun reads for those who just want to take a mental break. You can even create a book club with your Facebook friends. Schedule regular meetings to discuss an assigned book.
2. Encourage others: Is one of your friends going through a serious illness, a broken relationship, or a job loss? Share their burden. Post words of encouragement or a verse. Offer to pray for them. Let them know they are not alone.
3. Release your inner DJ: Do you enjoy Michael Bublé and Mozart? If you love a wide variety of music (or even if you have a favorite genre), recommend a great song! It may be just what someone needs to hear.
4. Share your passions: Do you love to cook? Swap recipes. Are you the ultimate sports fan? Talk about the big game! Facebook is a great way to meet others with similar interests and/or hobbies.
In what ways do you think Facebook can be used as a positive platform? Please share your ideas with me.