Leveraging Facebook for Personal Development


At this age and century, It is a nearly impossible to find people in their 30s, 40s or at their teenage living outside the sphere of Facebook ecosystem. In that ecosystem, it is a common place of meeting all kind of people from Saints to a near saint as well as less nobles. Sometimes one is left in bafflement with the type of action citizens’ of this ecosystem are exhibiting. In describing Facebook for the seniors, an anonymous author satirises and depicts Facebook behaviours as follows:

I am trying to make friends outside of a Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom. I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what anybody and everybody does every day. I also listen to their conversations, give them the “thumbs up” and tell them I like them. And it works just like Facebook! I already have four people following me: two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist.

In essence, while it is a near impossible thing to advise people to stay away from Facebook. It is possible to make their involvement more rewarding and beneficial. It is against this, I intend to share some useful Facebook Pages that when “Liked” by Facebook users, it would serve as a source of information and knowledge.

As a non-native English speaker who is always striving to perfect both written and oral communication, I find Grammarly Facebook Page a very useful companion.  The Grammarly page provides a platform for helping it followers to improve their grammar and perfect their written English. The page uses funny infographics, anecdotes and other easy to use techniques that make learning more stimulating and enjoyable.  The Facebook page has more than 5.4 million followers and is accessible via http://www.facebook.com/grammarly.

For people interested in discovering opportunities related to funding, conferences, youth assembly, and  working with international organisations (UN, World Bank, UNICEF, DFID, USAID), Facebook provides veritable platform to achieve such aspirations. Facebook pages like Youth Opportunities (www.facebook.com/YOpportunities) is one platform you need to LIKE in order to benefit from such startling important tips and news.

In terms of specific admission funding information in the United Kingdom, websites like The Official Chevening Page (www.facebook.com/officialchevening), and British Council (www.facebook.com/britishcouncil) appears to me the most authoritative sources. While The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (www.facebook.com/WashingtonFellowship) and Exchange Programs – U.S. Department of State (www.facebook.com/ExchangeProgramsAtState) are platforms that provide opportunities for international exchange programme related to the USA.

General information, tips and opportunities for people looking for latest career development, industry insider knowledge, how-to guides and advice on how to achieve goals in life are also available on a Facebook page called CareerAddict (www.facebook.com/CareerAddict).

Other important page worth visiting and liking is Harvard Business Review (www.facebook.com/HBR). The Facebook page provides an avenue for its followers to have latest insights and best practices to develop a smart management thinking.

As relevant pages are innumerable on Facebook, the main takeaway here is for people to leverage them for their personal development.

People need to know the saying of our noble prophet PBUH on the upcoming interrogation each one of us will be facing on the day of resurrection. It is on record that every one of us would be asked to give the account of his youthful age, time, knowledge and resources at his/her disposal.  Such account includes the time you spent on Facebook for right or wrong. As such, the earlier we heed, the better. A word, as they say, is enough for the wise.

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About Najeebullah

Blogger, IT Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Academics and Public Affairs Commentator
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2 Responses to Leveraging Facebook for Personal Development

  1. mukhtar umar mukhtar says:

    i really impressed nd need more of ds. Jazakallahu bikhair

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