07/21/2014 04:22 EDT | Updated 07/22/2014 08:59 EDT

The Benefits Of Social Media Sites And How To Wring Wisdom Out Of Them (VIDEO)

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Given all the countless hours we spend on our Facebook newsfeeds, scrolling through headlines and photos or playing incredibly addictive games, it's hard to remember a time when our favourite social media sites actually challenged us.

While experts have pointed out the benefits of being part of a social media community — like how you can build relationships or reach companies through Twitter — it has also been blamed for a lack of productivity in the workplace. Interestingly, Tumblr, according to Forbes, is the biggest time waster among employees.

But this doesn't mean everything social media has to offer is necessarily a bad thing. We take a look at six of the most popular social media sites (yes, we promise yours is in there) and find out simple ways to stay active and gain wisdom.

Check out the video and let us know how you use social media for wisdom.