Since its start in 1996, social media has managed to reach half of the world’s population of 7.7 billion people. In the last decade, social networking platforms’ overall user population has nearly tripled, from 970 million in 2010 to 4.48 billion in July 2021.
According to Our World In Data, the world’s population is 7.7 billion individuals, with at least 3.5 billion of us online. This indicates that one-third of the world’s population and more than two-thirds of all internet users utilize social media sites. The world has altered as a result of social media. The quick and widespread adoption of these tools is transforming how we meet partners, access news, and organize to demand political change.
The Covis-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the evolution of social media. With people forced to stay indoors and explore ways to keep them entertained, many social media superstars were born. One of these stars is Verun Marie Moring also known as Marie BustinMoves.
Marie BustinMoves is a passionate dancing mom, wife, and entertainment social media influencer based in Southern Georgia, USA, with a huge family. She became a popular social media dance influencer over the last year when her cheerful, fun-loving dance videos went viral on Instagram and TikTok during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Rising to the top
Her amusing dance videos have received over 50 million views to date. Marie and her mostly Old School music and Hip Hop dance videos have been featured online by a variety of big names, including Joe Rogan, comedian D.L. Highly, Oscar winner Viola Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, and a variety of other top national U.S. media outlets, including Buzzfeed News, Entertainment Tonight, RightThisMinute.com, Black Love Doc, XoNecole.com, Blavity, and many more.
There is so much negativity and sickness in the world, Marie says. She believes it is her responsibility to offer content that communicates joy, love, smiles, and hope in a time when those things are in short supply.
More than dance
Marie is also the proprietor of the A Time to Dance Studio in Georgia, which has grown into a well-known international dance company with customers and fans from all over the world. However, when the tragedy of Covid-19 struck in 2019, Marie was forced to put her goal on hold. But that didn’t mean she’d give up on her dream since, even if that chapter was over, her tale would go on. Marie has approximately 600,000 TikTok followers and over 190,000 Instagram followers, and she plans to keep sharing daily positive and joyous dancing material with her loyal followers in order to share joy and positivity. Her love of dance has allowed her to bring joy to the lives of many people who have been affected by the pandemic. At day, she works as an author and accountant, and by night, she uses her MBA Finance Acumen to assist businesses and families in organizing and growing their finances. Marie is a multi-talented individual. She has a husband, six daughters, one son, and four grandchildren, all of whom appear in her videos from time to time.
The influence of social media
In terms of speed and reach, social media’s rise in the United States is comparable to that of most modern communication-enabling technologies, such as computers, smartphones, and the internet. The rise of social media is a remarkable example of how rapidly and dramatically social behaviors can change: something that is now a part of the daily lives of one-third of the world’s population was inconceivable only a generation ago.
Social media has a direct influence on our mental health. Humans are sociable creatures by nature. To prosper in life, we require the company of others, and the strength of our bonds has a significant impact on our mental health and happiness. Being socially linked to people can help you cope with stress, worry, and depression, increase your self-esteem, bring comfort and joy, prevent loneliness, and even add years to your life. Influencers like Marie Bustinmoves are an excellent example of how social media can be used for the great and good.
It is common knowledge that dance helps improve one’s mood. According to a study published in The Arts in Psychotherapy, dance movement therapy and dance can improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Marie Bustinmoves are uplifting spirits, one move at a time.