Social media: The good and the bad

I’m sure that you have your own opinion on whether you use social media. I’ve been using it for 6 years now.

here’s what I’ve found:

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are often the first sites I go to in the morning after checking my emails. I then spend several times a day checking back to see what new things have been posted. I guess one of the features of these sites is that people are constantly faced with the need to update information about themselves which leads to the feeling that you must stay logged in in case you miss something.

Secondly, pretty much everyone I know or have had dealings with is a ‘friend’ on facebook. In other words, people who I barely know in the real world now know an awful lot of personal information about me, and vice versa.

Unfortunately, I’m in the same position as a lot of people where I don’t feel I have a choice: because, if I’m not on social media, I will some how miss out on something. Yet, whenever I do log on to facebook, all I tend to see are long status updates and annoying memes that are only funny to the people who posted them.

I have heard lots of people say they don’t enjoy facebook but they prefer instagram. This is mainly due to the fact that people tend to post pictures which have something interesting to offer people. I would say that of all the social media sites, Instagram is the one with the least cluttered interface.

So for now, I’ll be spending my online social interaction on Instagram.

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