Learning Through Social Networks: How It Is Possible?
You have to look at social media as a portal for communication with other people, and other people know stuff you do not. It is also true that social media is full of fools and people that just want to annoy or upset people. If you can sift through the good and the bad then you may learn things that would require years of experience to learn otherwise. Here are a few ways you may learn through social media networks.
YouTube should be worshipped
It is not full of the best videos for learning. In fact, if you want to learn then YouTube is a catalogue of some of the most useless crap on the net. This is because it is full of videos made by regular people with no filters as to quality of the information or the quality of the video.
But, its greatest weakness is its greatest strength. The world is mostly full of idiots, but there are a lot of smart people out there. There are some videos on YouTube that are genuinely helpful. If you have ever tried 3D modeling on a computer, then you will know how hard it is to learn from text. There are videos on YouTube that show you how to do it.
The videos you can find on YouTube
There are similar (albeit not as good) videos on programming, and there are a few nifty ones on web programming. There are plenty on things such as gardening, and there are some subjects that are very poorly covered. For example, if your first language is English and you want to learn how to speak correctly then you are going to find very few “good” videos on elocution--they are mostly for people whose second language is English. There are lots of different videos on there that can teach you anything from how to improve a photo, to how to carve a bust from a plaster block.
You are looking to catch inside information
If you use something such as LinkedIn, then it is possible to get insider information and tips that may help you. Again, just like with YouTube, it is populated by regular people so the information you get may be useful and may not be.
For example, you may be told to dress smart but less formal for an interview because the boss is looking for a man (or woman) of the people. Or, it could be that the person on LinkedIn is giving you bad advice so that you turn up to your job interview in jeans and lose any chance for the job.
There are other things such as the needs and pet peeves of a certain industry. For example, a big pet peeve in the concrete industry is sick workers. Sure, it is a pet peeve for most businesses, but with concrete casters it could result in thousands of dollars of lost stock because items were not removed from their molds at the right time or were not treated at the right time. Doing a dissertation on this and offering solutions would not only help you get your qualifications but would also make you a valuable asset to a concrete casting company, and it is through LinkedIn that you may have found this information and used it to improve your future.
Tips and tricks are not taught in text books
This is true because it if it is in a textbook then it is a known fact. You can learn from professionals in the industry of your choice and get the sort of information they do not teach in textbooks. For example, in a text book you may learn that there should be a 10% amount of wiggle room when predicting purchase costs. You may learn from a professional on a social media site that part of the company wastage (literal waste products) may be recycled in order to lower raw material purchasing costs.