So has social media helped you?

I am sure there are stories out there about social media having a great impact on a company that needed to increase sales and a bevy of algorithms to support it but how has social media helped you as an individual?

Has it made you smarter? strengthened previously existing relationships? Has it allowed you to contact people you might not have met otherwise? How do those relationships impact you? Would you rely on any of those relationships if things got dicey?

If the answer is no, I suspect you are not alone. I often feel more disconnected with people. Do you remember when you used to just call people and just say hello, how are you? Have you been all right?  If not what made you stop? How has Social media helped you?