While You Criticize Social Media, See 3 Women Who Changed Their Lives With It

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While You Criticize Social Media, See 3 Women Who Changed Their Lives With It
1. Betty Givan

Betty Givan is the YouTuber behind popular UK food channel, Betty's Kitchen. Just like most digital marketers today, she didn't start out trying to sell anything. Betty had spent 30 years as an assistant Professor of Mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University. She retired in 2006 and co-owned a business that produced educational videos. At inception, Betty's Kitchen was just a means of uploading family recipes to share with generations after hers. “When I started Betty’s Kitchen in 2009, I was not thinking in terms of turning it into a business,” Givans explains. “It was just a fun way to share some of my recipes with others. I began to discover the power of YouTube almost immediately, because I started getting comments from around the world. I was surprised that people were actually making my recipes and reporting back to me.” Today, Betty has two mobile apps and two cookbooks with 155 subscribers on YouTube and has gained about 36 million views since she started in 2009.

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While You Criticize Social Media, See 3 Women Who Changed Their Lives With It
2. Angie Nwandu

Angie's story is an amazing one. Angie grew up in a home that was filled with domestic violence. After her father killed her mother, Angie was made to live in foster care. Years later, she started The Shade Room on Instagram which has now grown to become one of the biggest gossip platforms on social media, competing with the likes of TMZ and MTO. 25 year old Angie has been listed as on Techcrunch’s 18 Female Founders Who Killed It In 2015 and Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

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While You Criticize Social Media, See 3 Women Who Changed Their Lives With It
3. Olajumoke Orisaguna

It's safe to say that Olajumoke has increased the belief that social media can be used for good among Nigerian social media users. Using social media as a medium, TY Bello sought to lift Olajumoke the bread seller out of poverty after mistakenly photobombing her shoot with Tinie Tempah. Read the full story here. Today, Olajumoke is not only a model but has been provided with a luxury appartment in Lagos with her grooming school fees and her daughter's school fees taken care of amongst other things.

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If you’ve ever been in argument with an older person who is inactive on social media, you must have heard of how social media leads to decreased productivity, hence making it a useless effort trying to get a hang of it. These people tend to outlook the good that emanates from social media and judge wrongly.

Next time when you get into such debates, use these 3 women whose lives have changed because of the value social media has provided them as examples.

1. Angie Nwandu

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Angie’s story is an amazing one. Angie grew up in a home that was filled with domestic violence. After her father killed her mother, Angie was made to live in foster care. Years later, she started The Shade Room on Instagram which has now grown to become one of the biggest gossip platforms on social media, competing with the likes of TMZ and MTO. 25 year old Angie has been listed as on Techcrunch’s 18 Female Founders Who Killed It In 2015 and Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

2. Betty Givan

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Betty Givan is the YouTuber behind popular UK food channel, Betty’s Kitchen. Just like most digital marketers today, she didn’t start out trying to sell anything. Betty had spent 30 years as an assistant Professor of Mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University. She retired in 2006 and co-owned a business that produced educational videos. At inception, Betty’s Kitchen was just a means of uploading family recipes to share with generations after hers.

“When I started Betty’s Kitchen in 2009, I was not thinking in terms of turning it into a business,” Givans explains. “It was just a fun way to share some of my recipes with others.  I began to discover the power of YouTube almost immediately, because I started getting comments from around the world.  I was surprised that people were actually making my recipes and reporting back to me.”

Today, Betty has two mobile apps and two cookbooks with 155 subscribers on YouTube and has gained about 36 million views since she started in 2009.

3. Olajumoke Orisaguna

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It’s safe to say that Olajumoke has increased the belief that social media can be used for good among Nigerian social media users. Using social media as a medium, TY Bello sought to lift Olajumoke the bread seller out of poverty after mistakenly photobombing her shoot with Tinie Tempah.

Read the full story here.

Today, Olajumoke is not only a model but has been provided with a luxury appartment in Lagos with her grooming school fees and her daughter’s school fees taken care of amongst other things.

 

Social media is of great value to those who explore the progressive side of it.

 

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