When do you use social media? How often? Do you use it everyday? Is it business related? Or do you use it when relaxing and de-stressing? I ask these relevant questions because according to one interesting but alarming study, the masses misuse social media in a way that surprises people in a dark and… …OK let me use the phrase — irritable way. When I saw it the first time, I was appalled and almost by instinct uttered to myself — how could they? Actually, I should have asked — how could we?
You might be motivated now and inquire — how do the masses misuse it? Well, we know how powerful social media is in this digital age. Lately, in the Philippines, the Filipino public was astonished! By the mere use of a Facebook page, they were able to mount a protest against the Philippine government regarding a hot issue: the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). According to Rappler, “The protesters were demanding the abolition of the “pork barrel”, the practice of appropriating public money for local projects through Congress.” By the looks of it, this is a wise way of using Social Media, however, the opposite is reflected in the following graphic designed by Wpromote and published by BrickHouse Security.