There's no doubt that social media has changed the way we interact beyond measure, but what kind of things has it eradicated completely. Here are 4 issues that no longer exist because of social media.
Businesses no longer have to pay big money to reach people
Imagine running a business in the 70's. You could either pay for advertising or sit back and hope people notice you. This isn't the case anymore as every business has the opportunity to set up a free account with a number of different social networks. Agencies like Ranking Rescuer can help you with your social media management, but technically, you can get off the ground and start reaching people without paying anything!
Losing important photos no longer happens
When I was younger, me and my family moved 300 miles. As well as moving to a new place and having to meet new friends, we also lost around 75% of our family photos. The result was that there are now only around 3 photos of me as a baby. Being able to upload photos to social media means that important life events are now chronicled and you can't lose them.
We can follow huge events in real time
An example of this would be the 9/11 tragedy. Without social media at the time, there were scattered second hand reports about what was going on. Now, you would have thousands of people nearby with social media accounts, detailing the exact details of what was happening.
We can stay in contact with old holiday friends
How many of us have been on holiday, made friends that we promised would be for life, yet lost touch after one or two visits? I know I did, and not just once either. With Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and many more social networks, this is now a problem of the past. Where in the past we would have to call a house or send a letter, your friend is now just a click away from you.