Social networks had already changed the lives of people in the world. Over 3.5 billion people are actively using different social media platforms for communication, business, learning, searching, and also entertaining.
Now that the coronavirus has attacked the human being, the importance of social apps has even increased. People are increasingly using digital technologies, especially social media to reduce their physical contacts and abide by social distancing orders.
Social media has helped to gain the most updated information about the pandemic and be prepared for it. A massive amount of related hashtags such as #Stay_at_Home became trends among all social platforms. This alone clearly shows that social media has been really helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many businesses, on the other hand, increased their dependence on digitalization. For example, social media marketing is now of more use to them because it allows marketers to keep in touch with their community without any social presence.
It’s not impossible that these changes remain even in the aftermath of removing lockdowns and social distancing orders. So the position of social media platforms in people’s lives has strengthened and in other words, the world has become more digitalized.
As a result, the platforms have also reacted remarkably to the new circumstance by taking various measures. The main purpose of them was to keep people informed and safe.
Supporting public challenges, enhancing blood donation tools, donating millions of dollars to governments and health systems, and many other items are some examples of reactions of social networks’ owners to the crisis.
In fact, they tried to contribute to the global fight against the coronavirus with anything they had.
Of course, they are among the wealthiest people in the world and their reactions can set examples for other businesses and individuals.
If you want to know the most important reactions of social networks to the crisis, it’s good to look at the info-graph designed by Social Tradia.