The Ultimate Social media management method…

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You may have heard about Time Management for studies, for work for other jobs, etc. But today, we are gonna see the time management for SOCIAL MEDIA.

According to a study, People spend 12 years on social media in a lifetime. Imagine if we have had used this time for something else. Our life would have been awesome!

Please note, it is VERY IMPORTANT to first know what EXACTLY does “social media” mean. This will help you understand the steps better.

 

Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

eg – Tumblr, Twitter, Viber, VK, WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp, Wikia, Snapchat, Youtube etc.

 

Now let’s see how we can manage our social media time.

 

1.Count how much time do YOU have in a day : 

  • A day has 24 hrs.
  • Minus 24 hours with the TOAL hours you require for sleep.
  • The remains are the time when you are active or awake.
  • This time is the time we need.

Note-

Food time hasn’t been counted here because some watch videos and eat food while some just eat food (what up social media reference!!).

So it depends on you whether you want to minus the food time along with the sleep time or not.

 

2. List your social media : 

  • List down HOW MANY social media accounts do you use every day.
  • Most people have Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram as daily accounts.

 

3. List down WHAT YOU DO in that social media : 

  • You may see stories on Instagram, chat on WhatsApp, binge watch on youtube, etc
  • So this is what you have to list down here
  • So after the 2nd step, write down what EXACTLY do you do on that particular social media platform.

 

4. Make groups :

  • Insta, Facebook, Youtube could be some apps which consume ALOT of time.
  • Whatsapp, Google, WordPress etc might not consume that much time.
  • So you need to group each of your apps into two categories – “More time” and “Less time”
  • The reason why I didn’t say “oh put a timer and count how much you spend blah blah blah” is because I know that every day is different for every social media. Today all my followed pages must be posting some good stuff but tomorrow they may not! So counting time makes no sense.

 

5. List your job : 

  • You may be a housewife, a student, a teacher or whatever.
  • You note down what you do and what does your job demands from you.

 

6. Ask yourself :

  • We listed the active time in point 1.
  • Go there now.
  • Ask yourself, do you do what you’re supposed to do, in MOST of the time you have in your hand?
  • If yes, then you are a quite controllable person. If no, and you see that time for SOCIAL MEDIA ,then I fear you are a social media addict.
  • Once you figure out whether you are an addict or not, problem-solving gets easier.

 

7. EXTRA activities : 

  • Now list down what EXTRA you do other than social media as a time-pass.
  • Do you go outside, or play or what else do you do?
  • Note it down and here you need to check how much average time you spend in doing it.
  • eg- “I play for 2 hours daily”

 

8. Free time :

  • Everyone has a free time.
  • This free time means the time when you jump to your bed and say “aah! work is done!”.
  • This could be the time you get in between lectures or a break.
  • It could be any time.
  • Now list down how much free time you get.
  • Here you need to make a category – “more free time” and “less free time”

 

9. Utilize :

  • I think you realized where we have reached now 😉
  • Good that you’re smart. If you didn’t get it, no problem! Just keep reading!
  • Ok, now that you have 4 categories –
  1. More time
  2. Less time
  3. More free time
  4. Less free time

all we need to do is join them.

  • Yes, you are right. Use the apps consuming more time, from the more free time part of the day and use the fewer time apps in the less free time part of the day.
  • See, it was so simple!

 

10. Utilise smartly : 

  • If you found that you are an addict, you need to cut down on the more free time you get.
  • Since you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, I assume the time in the “more free time” section of yours, must be HUGE. Like, say 5-6 hours.
  • The more free time for a non-addict is usually 3-4 or maybe 2-3 hours.
  • So, reduce your free time and do something else in that time.
  • It’s not a fast process to get out of addiction.
  • It takes time.
  • You can read – Change yourself : teen edition for changing yourself.

 

 

Sample :

Total time = 24 hours
My time = 24-10hour sleep= 14 hours

My social media –
1.Insta
2.Whatsapp
3.Facebook
4. Youtube
5. Gmail
6. Twitter

What I do
1. Insta – Check stories
2. WhatsApp – check messages
3. Facebook – check stories
4. Youtube- watch videos
5. Gmail – see emails
6. Twitter- see trends, and tweet

Grouping :
more time – Insta, FB, youtube
less time – Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp

My job – student
What I need to do – study
Do I do it? – Yes
How much time do I take to study – 5/14 hours

Extra activity  – Playing games and going out to roam around.
Playing games – 1-2 hour
Going out – 3 hours
Time – 5/14 hours

Time spent – 5+5=10
Remaining free time – 4 hours

More free time – 4 hours
Less free time – Time between my lectures.

Final time management :
Apps for 4 hours -Facebook, Insta, Youtube.
Apps for short time – Gmail, WhatsApp, Twitter

 

 

Tips :

  1. If you are running a bussiness on social media, I suggest having volunteers to help.
  2. For eg – You choose whatever you want to share or sell, and then give that infor to your volunterr and tell him to manage the uploads, comments, deliveries, checking inquiries etc.
  3. This will help your work get done, plus social media being managed.
  4. Voulnteer can be anyone – Your grandma, your child, your cousin, or friend or some colleges student.
  5. If you are say an instagrammer, you have alot of followers, then what you need to do, is upload the picture, and turn on the notifications. (keep notification on vibrate mode) and just check the notifications on the top of your mobile screen instead of going to the page itself.
  6. Another option is turning on the gmail notification of instagram. It helps keep notifications in a different app and gamil also comes under the “less time” category.

 

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How to tell whether a WhatsApp forward is fake or not (6 tricks)…

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Whatsapp is a widely used tool for messaging. It has its markets in India, South Africa, Brazil and other countries.

India accounts for the largest WhatsApp users.

While WhatsApp is very useful for promoting your businesses, spam and misleading news can be spread within minutes.

But with these techniques, you can identify a fake Whatapp forward.

 

 

  1. Use Truecaller :

  • Truecaller is an app which tells you the name of the cell phone user from his number.
  • Sometimes in WhatsApp, there are messages such as “Call this person if you see a stray animal”, “Call him to send money” etc.
  • Then a phone number is also displayed.
  • Copy that number and paste it into Truecaller and see the name.
  • If the person HIMSELF has sent the message and is truly genuine, he will ALWAYS mention his name and occupation/what he does, on Truecaller.
  • A fake person will rarely do this.
  • Like if I truly am an animal rescuer, I will mention that on my Truecaller profile because I know that I have forwarded a message related to it and anyone can contact me anytime because of that message.
  • Once you see the name, you can use Facebook to search it and see the Facebook profile to be double sure whether he’s a spammer or a person in real need.

 

So, basically what to do in this step?

  1. Search his profile on Truecaller and see the name.
  2. Search the name on facebook
  3. See the occupation if mentioned.
  4. If the occupation is not mentioned, see at least his pictures or friend list to get an idea whether hes a needy or a scammer.

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/

Truecaller – https://www.truecaller.com/

 

2. Check the news channels:

  • Only news channels show the real news and nobody else does.
  • If there was an eclipse coming tomorrow, the news tells it today itself.
  • So you don’t need to rely on WhatsApp for news about the environment.
  • Secondly, if there is news on politics, IGNORE it. 
  • NEVER EVER take a political WhatsApp message seriously. It’s all dirty politics to make the youth do wrong things.
  • Lastly, if the news is related to someone being kidnapped/is lost etc, then its probably fake too.
  • Think logically –  If your child is lost, would you complain to the police or tell WhatsApp? Will WhatsApp friends and random people help you find your kid? What if someone uses your contact number, tells you he has found your kid, and then kidnaps you if you go to him?
  • So let’s be real – People will mostly complain to a police officer and rely on them only. Moreover, they may also approach the news channels. But using WhatsApp to tell that their child is lost, is bad parenting as well as a possible scam.

 

Basically, think logically and rely only on news channels for news.

We know that sometimes news channel themselves can spread fake news too.

So, we suggest watching only TRUSTED CHANNELS like DD news, Zee news etc.

 

3. Check with the doctor :

 

  • A random person sends you a message telling about Aryuveda and you believe him?
  • Rather save the message and ask the real aryuvedic doctor.
  • Same with any kind of medical messages.
  • “Better be sure than be sorry”.

Thus, before using random fake medical knowledge, ask your doctor whether the information being forwarded to you is really true or not.

 

 

4. UNESCO tells its announcements on its website.

  • UNESCO has its own website and it posts everything on it.
  • So better check it before believing anything related to it.
  • Same goes for anything related to the United Nations.

United Nations website – www.un.org/en/

UNESCO – https://en.unesco.org

 

 

5. Website, website, website : 

  • Yes, again, ANY big organization will ALWAYS announce its notices on its WEBSITE.
  • So next time when you get a message saying anything about the govt policies, CHECK THEIR WEBSITE or just check the news channels.
  • Whatsapp itself will tell its updates on its website too. So no need to believe in random messages of “New Whatsapp feature” and similar news being forwarded to you.

 

 

6. Social media :

  • Every police establishment in this world uses a verified social media account and use it to tell any announcements.
  • For eg, the Mumbai police tell its announcements on its Twitter account and are active on twitter all day.
  • So you should not rely on messages about police, security or any threat. Just check their twitter/other social media or just ask them directly by a call or on the internet.

 

 

 

 

Recap :

 

 

 

Note :

  1. We don’t claim all these tricks to be 100% true.
  2. People are still there to run their masterminds and can still fool you.
  3. Now that India has internet users in huge numbers, we should know the dos and donts of the internet.
  4. The basic “DONT” is that don’t believe in rumours.
  5. With the above tricks, you can find a flaw in forwarded message easily.
  6. Yes it may take some effort but as we said, “Better be sure than sorry”

 

 

 

 

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