Social Media in a Nutshell
I use social media daily. It is the last thing I look at at night and the first thing in the morning. I’m on it at school, during lunch, when I get in the car, and when I am procrastinating because I don’t want to do homework. I see what everyone is doing, when they are doing it, and who they are with where ever I am. I can see if someone is doing something really fun while I’m sitting on my bed on phone, or if my friends are together and I’m not with them. Like most things in life it has it’s pros and its cons. It lets me keep friendships, but also lets me loose them. Every platform is different. To YouTube, I love you because you let me discover new people and in a way I can think of them as friends even though they have no clue who I am. To Instagram, I’m a little obsessed with you. It’s now an instinct to click on you when I open my phone and a habit I wish I could break, because really, I don’t need to know what everyone is eating, where they are vacationing, or to look at their perfect picture that could make me feel bad about myself. Although, I am guilty of posting a travel picture once and a while. People only post the great moments in their lives and that is an important thing to remember. It does however, let me stay in touch with people that are hundreds to thousands of miles away and because of that I am thankful. To Snapchat, you are less of a social media and more of away to stay connected to people, but I have to say if I loose a streak I will not be happy. You let me talk to people even if I have nothing to tell them, but I am still maintaining a friendship. With all these things that come into play my perspective on social media changes on the daily, but in the society I live in as a teenage girl it is the “normal” to post your life online, which in a way is what I am doing now. Although I could tell you all the horrbile things about social media I don’ think I could ever give it up and that’s the worst part about it.