Top Reads Of The Week: Social Media: A Friend Or Foe?

Facebook, Zoom, Google, Twitter, even TikTok.

These are just some of the plethora of social media apps that we don’t go a single day without hearing about them. It has not only become vital for businesses to grow, but it also became a necessity in this day and age, especially more so since the transformation into the new normal. While it is such an opportunity-grabber and not jumping on the social media bandwagon might mean losing out big time, have we become enslaved by its binding negative influence as well?

We cannot deny that almost all of us have been bitten by the social media bug. Maybe once too often, but the problem isn’t that in itself. Social media can and has been an indispensable tool for professionals to expand way beyond what word of mouth can ever do, and we are thankful for it. But do you realize that sometimes, our eyes are spending a little too much time looking at a screen than what is actually in front of us?

It is, at the end of the day, a double-edged sword.

What triggered me to write an article on social media this week is because of a few factors that happened recently. A major one would be after watching “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. It is one of the most eye-opening documentaries I’ve watched this year, and it is a rude awakening for many of us and our loved ones.

This week, let’s redirect ourselves on what social media is and are we utilizing it the way it is supposed to be.

Social Media for Business

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You would say, “Hey, I know what social media is, why are you explaining it to me again?” Well, sometimes, when we drift too far from dry land, it is easy to get lost in the vast ocean (which in this case, is our good friend, the social media). And that is where we need to recalibrate our bearings and focus on what is requisite in the first place. This article is the back-to-the-basics on why we embark on the social media journey.

Why ‘The Social Dilemma’ on Netflix is Such an Important Film

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Have you watched this one yet? If you haven’t, the weekends might be a good time. I’d highly recommend this info-documentary as it dives deep into the phenomena and what happens behind closed doors. Most of the interviewees are from the most influential social media companies, and they impart thoughts on the social dilemma most of us are facing today.

9 Positive Benefits of a Social Media Detox

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Balance is a need in everything we do in life. And when we consume too much of something, we need to take a break and detoxify ourselves. It can be the food intake, too much time spent working our brain juices, and social media isn’t an exception. Read on and find out nine positive benefits when you go through a social media detox. It’s surprising how some are so simple yet effective!


Addiction to Technology is Ruining Lives – Simon Sinek on Inside Quest

Simon Sinek always delivers great beneficial information with a healthy dose of laughter, and for this week’s bonus, it is about addiction to technology and social media. Even though it’s only a 5-minute video, the discussion is of the utmost truth and such an insightful one at that.

With that, I would like to wish everyone a great week ahead and some mindfulness of the balance of social media in our daily lives!

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Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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