It is no secret that social media plays a huge part in our day to day lives. It is on these platforms that we discover new hobbies, those fluffy breeds of puppies, new shoes from our favorite designers, or that flying car that might be made available to the public in a decade or two depending on technological advancements.
The one-stop-shop for all news that is credible or questionable
The first thing most of us do nowadays when we wake up is to reach for our smartphones. This is a growing need to stay connected with the world. Within minutes of waking up, we would have found out about, for example, the desert storms that occurred the night before, the donation made to some charity by a famous actor, or the recent signing of a new star by a specific football club.
This information is made available to us on the go so that we stay current. When we use this information floating around on social media or even on a football club’s official page, we can achieve great things. We can bet on that team knowing that they stand a better chance of winning the game that evening due to the addition of the key player. We can also make a bet on a specific team because we know that the opposition’s first-choice goalkeeper will not be playing or that the favorite horse is fit for the race.
As much as social media is great because it offers us breaking news, it can cost us big time due to unverified information floating around. Some stories might be rumors of a certain quarterback agreeing to join a specific club. Acting on that information only could prove costly as one might discover after placing the bet that it was just a rumor. It is, therefore, always important to have credible news.