Social media

We are all connected. Before the advent of the internet, this phrase would sound like something cosmic. Now, it’s an accurate statement.  We are all connected, indeed – on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Blogs, etc. We are everywhere. Nothing passes unnoticed. Social media has tremendous importance in our lives nowadays; such importance that we measure how people like us by the amount of “likes” we receive every time we post something new. Most importantly, we realize how much we like someone when all we care about is if this person liked what we posted (or not). The new “butterfly in the stomach” is checking the notifications. The new idea of rejection is the “seen” message with no answer. Our generation doesn’t expect love letters; it expects pokes, likes, comments and emoticons. If someone writes something without a smiley face in the end, it’s because they’re mad. Now tell me how your heart beats faster when he or she is online. That agony to see his or her picture with a green online status beside it. The voice in your head telling you to send a message, saying no matter what, and seconds later discouraging you to do so. That’s the new drama of our relationships, the new nature of our feelings. That’s how deep we are into social media.

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5 thoughts on “Social media

  1. Einstein once said “When technology progresses, humanity regresses” and indeed it is.

    I totally agree with the message you’re trying to convey but I don’t think the internet/social network is to blame here. Remember, they’re assets, but they’re only assets because we chose to give them value. So the problem lies within our choices rather than our creations. Our creations are tools but how we choose to use them draws the line between their usefulness and their uselessness. We always have a choice. 🙂

    I think this video perfectly describes your topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu-_V02if_k

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

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