Do Digital Tools Enhance or Retard Our Tasks?
By Rosina S Khan
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Adobe Photoshop, YouTube, Word, PowerPoint, Skype and Viber are all good examples of modern day digital tools. Weebly/Wix for building free websites as subdomains, browsers such as chrome or Firefox and blogspot.com used by bloggers as well fall into the category of digital tools. Now the question is if all of these tools help to enhance our tasks or not. Read on where I shed some highlights.
Facebook is an example of social media where people connect to friends and post images, comments and videos which their friends like. It becomes a game about which post gets how many likes and the comments put in by their friends add to the fun of the game. Twitter is a similar kind of social media. These media are entirely for entertainment purposes. They do little to serve for your important tasks unless you are trying to promote a product where you will need friends, fans and followers' help in advertising, spreading the word about it and ultimately result in purchasing it.
LinkedIn is also for social networking but only for professionals. You network with colleagues and acquaintances to discuss the job market and upload your resume in the hopes of finding a better job that suits you well. LinkedIn should be logged in at home, not at the workplace where you should stick to your current work projects so that you get good recommendations from higher-ups when you attempt to shift to a new job.
Adobe Photoshop, Word and PowerPoint can be daily requirements at work for image edits, documentation and presentations. These are really helpful tools which help to enhance your work.
Skype and Viber are the digital tools to communicate with distant colleagues at another branch or a Boss away from work. Either way you keep each other updated about your work projects. These tools can also be used to enhance communications among family, friends and relatives living far apart.
Your workplace will provide you with domains for setting up your own website so that free subdomains of websites provided by weebly/wix, for instance, are only helpful for those who want for personal use or who are self-employed.
Browsers such as chrome or Firefox are digital tools that are widespread at home or work and used vigorously to surf the net. We cannot survive without these tools because they have become the part and parcel of our life.
Blogspot.com used by bloggers and YouTube for embedding videos are helpful in that they provide information about certain aspects such as cooking a recipe, curing acne or making beautiful hair braids and others for instance, research in a niche or follow-ups of a book to be launched, travel & tourism and even personal development. They enable to promote the work you do but you shouldn't be wasting your time on them during office work but rather during leisure hours.
Summing up, digital tools come in different forms - some will be directly applicable to work, some will enhance your work while others are completely for fun and entertainment. It is up to you to make good use of them during the right times, without getting into any mishap or trouble.
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