Social Media Health

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Social media is the new drug on the market that influences the behavior of individuals.  Society often get opinions,thoughts, and acceptances  from content  posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram which results in negative outcomes for people viewing the material.

Your heath organization can benefit from knowing the 5 key principles that impact health.

Addiction

Social media has created a new problem for users daily. People log on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites multiple times throughout the day.

Medical News Today states that 40% of Facebook users log on more than once in one day.  People need to be aware of the time spent on social media because it may lead to additional problems. Living life online does not allow people the opportunity to fully enjoy each day.

Social Media Addiction Statistics

The infographic below shows the impact social media have on individuals that are not aware of their addiction.  This common problem is growing among children, young and older adults in society.

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How Social Media Users Spend Their Time?

Below is a list of things people do while spending time on social media.

  1. 45% of people are eating when they are on social media.
  2. 55% of children check their social media accounts on phones.
  3. 31 % adolescences admit to checking social media while using the bathroom.
  4. 37% of students said social media content was more interesting than classroom lectures.
  5. 24% of adult check their social media at work.

 

Cure for Social Media Addiction

Here are some tips to help you or someone that may have an addiction to social media.

  •  Individuals should keep track of the time spent on social media platforms daily, to decrease the amount of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and addition platforms.
  • Use your telephone to talk to friends and family members instead of sending messages through social media. Communication can be done with talking and shows better benefits than messaging.
  •  People should limit the amount of social media accounts they have. Cut memberships in half or have a limit of 2 platforms.
  • Spend more time interacting with family members and friends to enjoy moments and reduce the time spent on social media.
  • Be productive outside instead of looking down at your phone while walking.

The video created by Marc Maron shows an animated version of society today.

 

Cure Benefits

  • Individuals will be able to get more done throughout the day instead of spending more time on social media platforms.
  • Life is short and people must enjoy every moment each day brings. After social media addiction is over individuals can focus on family, friends and personal life.
  • People will know  the amount of likes, comments, and shares do not determine the quality of life someone has or subjected to have in life. Spending more time on your  life, is better than viewing content on social media.
  • Individuals will feel better and accomplished after reducing time on social media.

Take control of your life and enjoy it without social media.

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Snap, Share, Send!

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Instant videos and pictures are the latest trends on social media. Your health organization can provide followers with information through videos and pictures on Snapchat.  Avoid being in the past posting, sharing and sending content on social media using old interfaces.

Let’s get started! 

The video Snapchat explains the process on how your health organization can create an account.

 

Benefits of Snapchat

Your health organization can provide helpful content to followers instantly. Old videos and pictures are shared, sent and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Snapchat allows users to show what is taking place at the moment.

Below is a list of benefits for your Health Organization.

  1. Behind the scenes: Provide followers access to see active events, fundraisers, and dinners. The footage and pictures will encourage individuals to support your health organization campaign message.
  2.  Promote Interaction:  Ask followers to post and share videos or photos at events hosted by your health organization. This allows the opportunity to receive feedback from users. Also spend one day with questions and answers sending and sharing content with followers.
  3. Engagement:  Respond back to users that send snaps to your organization. Tell them how important it is to continue to support and spread information.
  4.  Storytelling: Snapchat has created a new feature that will allow your organization to share a narrative for 24 hours. Below is an example of the story cycle that can benefit your health organization.

Introducing Snapchat stories  video shows how this feature can have an influence on followers and assist health organizations with spreading information.

 

Why Snapchat? 

200 million people are actively using Snapchat monthly and the app is the fastest growing since 2014.

Read the following list provided by How college kids Use Snapchat to make the decision to transition social media strategies to focus on an additional social media platform.

  • 37% of college students use it to be creativity.
  • 27%  of college students use it to remain in contact with people.
  • 23% of college students believe it is easier than texting someone.
  • 73% of college students said they would view content posted by organizations
  • Over 70 % of college students use Snapchat at least once or multiply times during the day.

Active users on Snapchat are between the ages of 13-25 years of age. Individuals in that age range tends to spend hours on Snapchat and may spend more depending on content.

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Can Social Media Control Life?

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Social media has influenced society on how to eat, sleep, dress, workout, think and do basic activities in daily life. Before asking friends and family members for opinions some people try to find acceptance from social media platforms. I will provide health organizations and individuals with detail information about the dangers of social media.

Medical News Today research evidence suggested that 51% of social media users believe Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms influenced behavior.

Read more about the information below to know the affects social media has on adults, teenagers and children.

  1. Social media becoming addictive:  63% of people in America log on Facebook daily to view, post and share content. 40% of users log on more than 2-3 times daily, for relief and to stop boredom.  Likes and comments on content that users post, makes it harder to solve the addiction of social media.
  2. Compare our lives to others: The content posted on social media platforms gives users an idealized version of others lives. Some users might have a horrible day or feel worthless and viewing others content may suggest their life is better. Over half of social media users said their confidence and self esteem decreased after comparing daily life to others.
  3. Social media makes us restless: 66% of social media users has admitted that relaxing is difficult without social media accounts.
  4. Social media gives rise to cyber bullying:  Teenagers that are users on social media are targets. 95%  of teenagers has witnessed cyber bullying online and 33% of teenagers on social media were victims of cyber bullying.
  5. Social media glamorizes drug and alcohol use: Teenagers that log on social media platforms are five times more likely to use tobacco, three times more likely to consume alcohol, and twice as likely to smoke marijuana.

Although social media has many negatives that can cause problems for overall well-being, it also has positive impacts that can help health organizations and individuals with mental health issues.

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Click here to read more about the positive impacts social media has on mental health.

  • Solution to social isolation: Social media allows users to communicate with others to interact. This option allows people with mental health issues, to express themselves without worrying about others thoughts. Self expression is key for some people to solve mental health conflicts.
  • Healthy lifestyle choices: Social media can be used to help people make healthy decisions. Motivational content can stop individuals from doing drugs, and drinking alcohol. Individuals that want to lose weight can be motivated to attend a gym or get a personal trainer to get fit.
  • Social support and interventions: People that are at risk for suicide and suffering from mental health issues can receive help on social media.  Reach Out provides youth with podcasts, chat room,  resources and videos to assist mental health. People can share experiences with others on social media, to help those that are having similar mental health as theirs.
  • Strengthen relationships:  Individuals that have family members and friends that live far away, can interact with each other on social media platforms. Social media also promotes users, being active outside instead of sitting on the computer for hours.

People should  avoid becoming addicted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,Snapchat, Vine, and other social media platforms.

Social Media Is Changing Your Brain video explains how social media has influenced users emotions, decision making and logical thinking.

Apply Ethics to Social Media

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Your health organization can have a negative or positive image on social media platforms. Teach employees about the importance of having self control and to make the right decisions during situations. Social media has controlled society for years since the mid 70’s, early & late 80’s. Prevent your health organization from having a bad image, by promoting ethical decisions on and off the job.

Read the following information below guidelines to learn how  MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION used ethical decisions to accomplish goals on social media. 

Guidelines

  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY:  The first rule is to know your goal. Discuss why social media will be helpful to your health organization.  Know how to reach audience and make connections with them on social media platforms.
  • CONTENT CONSIDERATIONS: Use creditable resources that will support your health organization purpose. Review content before posting on social media platforms and have interaction with those who are interested in the content. Share links that can provide addition information to followers.
  • LANGUAGE AND IMAGES: Avoid using offensive words and pictures that may cause harm to someones mental status. Refer to individuals as humans, not as a thing or something non human. Use photos and words that helps promote your health organization message on social media.
  • BUILDING ONLINE ENGAGEMENT: Allow followers and other users on social media platforms to interact with your health organization online.  Use images, videos and plan events to allow people to conversant with each other and with members of your health organization.
  • PRIVACY AND SAFETY CONCERNS: Share information professional without using individuals personal information. Use examples that are related to your health topic, that followers can gave knowledge about.  Have a policy that provides methods to safety post and share information on social media platforms. Safety concerns must prevent harm to followers and your health organization employees.
  • ADDRESSING RELATED POSTS BY OTHERS: Your health organization should be aware of trends on social media platforms. Respond to followers/users that post content that is related to the message of your health organization. Interaction with people on social media, can solve issues that was once difficult to do.

 

Avoid being that person!

Many companies and health organizations had employees that made unethical decisions in public that surfaced on social media.  I will provide your health organization with results, that will influence the decision to make ethics apart of company policy. 

The most recent unethical event that happen in recent news was the Miami doctor, that was seen on every social media platform.

The video Drunk Girl Tries To Hijack An Uber and Destroys His Car shows how bad decision making can have an impact on the employee life and the company or organization image in society.

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Avoid posting images that may be racists or offensive to different diversities. Your health organizations can lose credibly, if posts are harmful and unethical to followers/ users on social media platforms.

MAC Cosmetic is one company that posted an photo on Instagram, that received negative and positive feed back from social media users.

The photo below was posted on MAC Cosmetic’s Instagram account during a show at New York Fashion Week. People felt offended, since the female model was black and wearing MAC lipstick.  Users on social media posted racists comments about black women and the company did nothing to stop or prevent it from starting.

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Women from different diversities fought against the racist comments, by supporting the image posted on MAC Cosmetic’s Instagram account.

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Learn how ethics can help your health organization be different and prevent trending issues on social media.

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Evaluate your Health Organization on Social Media

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Social Media platforms allows your health organization and many more to succeed using features. Review what your users are liking and disliking about your organization. Be aware of new developments and trending topics or words on Social Media.

My five personal tips how your health organization can benefit are supported by Evaluation  .

5 Personal Tips 

  1. Review followers opinions on topics!
  2. Do not waste time!
  3. Know the trends on social media!
  4. Your health organization should be known!
  5. Avoid being a stranger on social media!

Social Media and Content Marketing   provides your health organization with the latest trends and information about new features being added to social media platforms.

Grab the bull by the horns!

Your health organization should take advantage of Twitters newest feature, to track reviews on social media daily.  Twitter is now allowing all users and companies to track their analytic dashboard, which shares users thoughts about tweets.

Third party apps like TOPSY allows users to know, which keywords were tweeted the most.

 

LinkedIn   will allow your health organization to grow and achieve goals. Health organizations are able to review post reach, engagement, followers comments. 

Visual Age  states videos are the new method of communication in society.  Your health organization can use videos, spread inform content on social media. 

 

 

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Keep in Mind! 

Your health organization should use tactics to be effective on social media.

Best Social Media Metrics  focuses on conversation, amplification, applause, economic value. Those four  areas can help evaluate the impact your health organization have on social media.

Evaluation Checklist

  1. Evaluate the organization social media strategy: how will the plan make profits increase and how awareness will be spread through social media. What conditions or diseases will be discussed in each post.
  2.  Analysis: Stay focus on set goals and avoid focusing on multiple topics.  Organizations should not worry about users, if content is aliened with the plan.
  3. Know your audience:  Your followers may be people from different backgrounds, make sure content reach individuals based on age, gender, medical reasons and lifestyle. 
  4. Social Media Tools: Make sure your health organization is aware of new interfaces on social media platforms. This helps your health organization interaction with followers on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and etc.

 

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Social Media Strategies

 

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Tips for Managing Social Media In The Workplace

Who are the targets? Why use social media?What’s the purpose of the content? Those are the questions, I ask when companies post misleading or inaccuracy  information on social media. Companies that tends to have plans and outlines accomplish goals using social media platforms.

Training Employees to use Strategies

  1. Create a Social Media policy: Board members need to be aware of new developments on current social media platforms and the improvements to public sharing. Companies should inform employees on what material is allowed and not allowed to be posted on social media.  

Facebook has made improvements to Liking & Sharing interfaces, that allows users to use icons to express emotions and opinions on post.Like Button video shows how the new features on Facebook are used. Knowing about this new development, will help companies or organizations receive feedback from post, without written responses.

 

2. Educate Employees about social media: Seminars or meetings about social media should be done at workplaces.  The focus should be on teaching workers how to provide professional content to viewers. Employees can express their personality in the content, but not their personal opinions. Staff members should be notified when negative feedback, is put out on social media about the company or employees.

3. Monitor Social Media use: Be aware of misconduct on social media and discuss issues in meetings with employees. Policy issues should be talked about when conflicts develop and suddenly occurs.

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Capture and Share Health with Instagram

Have you noticed the latest trend of people taking multiple photos? I have and the world has too by making the transition to social media. Capture every moment and past memory with photos involving health or individual life.  Health organizations spread  awareness  with graphic pictures and captions that get viewers attention on current issues.

Instagram is brilliant? 

Video sharing, networking and picture sharing can be public or private on the social media platform.  Users can post instant photos, videos and make connections using the Instagram app on cell phones.

Do you get angry or upset when videos cut off while individuals were talking or doing something? What is Instagram? explains to users that videos are limited to 15-seconds. Detail information on how to use filters to enhance picture quality, how to search for key words and make connections are explained in the video.

5 reasons hospitals should use Instagram?

  1. Take pictures of employees and board members: users like to see pictures of staff to feel comfortable and get a sense of loyalty before visits.
  2.  Share a sneak peek photo:  Rewarding followers allows them to receive new information first on ads, new products, buildings or events.
  3. Behind the scenes shots: Hospital can provide updated information minute by minute to inform users on social media. Topics can be focus on cancer, sexual disease and disabilities.
  4. Photos that embody the life style your brand represents: Inspirational photos and health suggestions should inspire users to live healthy.
  5. Comical or creative displays of a product or services: Make product fun and exciting for followers to enjoy. A healthy lifestyle should be an excellent experience.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital  Instagram account takes advantage of the 5 tips provided by 5 Cool Tips for Hospitals (more…)