Most of us say that social media has changed the world, but in what ways is a major question here? Apart from assisting the internet users in establishing communication with their friends, there are several other ways in which social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter help out the internet users.
Social media had a great influence on law enforcement, education, employment, music industry, business, politics and recruiting industry. A recent study has shown that more than 50% of people get latest breaking news on social media. It is even reported that over 65% of media reporters make use of social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn for story research to design news.
The NYPD (New York Police Department) has inserted a Twitter tracking unit to keep track of the criminals indulged in cyber crimes and more than 67% of local and federal law enforcement agencies have used social media to solve the crime cases in a quick time.
Social media has a great impact on employment. A report shows that every 1 in 6 job seeker use social media to find a relevant job to their educational credentials.
LinkedIn is probably the most preferred social network by the recruiters who are in pursuit of hiring a skilled individual. According to visual graphic, it is clearly depicted that 2.6 million companies have their official pages on LinkedIn.