Social media and is a fantastic way to get people to express themselves. Whether it be via a Facebook status, writing on walls, Twitter updates, photos you share, these are all extensions of you and your personality.
Those people who find it difficult to interact with others in person, the Internet gives them the opportunity for not having to feel self conscious or nervous. Everyone has a the right to say what they think and feel and so this is a good way for those people to show what they think and feel. When someone feels happy and comfortable, they can express themselves more eloquently and possibly even gain themselves a wide audience which they may otherwise have found difficult to achieve.
Social media can help you be your self and invoke confidence to those who need it. This is because you are not having to face personal and intimate criticism or nerves because you do not have to see anyone who may be critical about you. Written comments can inspire healthy debate as you have time to compose yourself, whereas, people criticising you in person can be difficult, cause you to panic and causes you to be defensive. Everyone deserves to have confidence in themselves and their beliefs, and networking can help inspire and educate people in this.