Social media is taking over our lives! Actually let me correct that – Social media HAS taken over our lives!
We have more friends on social media than we do in real life.
We post more on social media than we communicate using our mouths!
We use social media as a diary to ‘check in’ to places we visit, with the time, date and names (and links) of people we are with.
We might be out with family and friends but instead of enjoying it, we’ll be updating our ‘status’ on social media.
We even take pictures of our food and upload it to social media to share with our thousands of friends.
Now come on, seriously! Back in the day, did we take photos of our breakfast, lunch or dinner? NO! Did we then, get our photos developed and take the pic’s to all our friend’s houses to share it with them? NO! So why now do we think our online ‘friends‘ want to know what we are eating?
If you’re inviting me over for dinner then I might be interested in what’s on the menu, but otherwise there’s really no need!
And this ‘checking in’ business, what’s that all about? You might as well advertise ‘Hey all you thief’s out there, I’m currently watching a movie at the cinema which is about 2 hours long. So in the mean time your free to go rob my house!’ Because if you’re a really observant ‘friend‘, by now you’ll know where I live or will be able to work it out by the millions of selfies I take and post.
Even worse is when you openly advertise that your ‘checking in’ at the airport, so now your so-called ‘friends‘ know your house is empty for about a week! That’s plenty of time for people to move in for few days, throw a house party, eat everything in the fridge and then strip the house bare.
And don’t even get me started on all the waves and hugs that are so freely handed out! Especially when you don’t know this person. If you met me in the street and didn’t know me, would you wave? No! And you definitely wouldn’t wink at me or come over and give me a hug. You might get another hand (or fist) gesture in return! So don’t do it on social media either!
Let’s concentrate more on our real life instead of our virtual one.
Let’s be who we really are in life instead of creating a fake life on social media.
Here’s a little joke that really proves my point about Social Media taking over….
John: Hey Mark, are you on social media?
Mark: Yeah, I’m on Facebook. You’ll have to add me.
John: Facebook, is that it! I’m on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, You tube, Linkedln, Pinterest, Flickr, StumbleUpon and Vine.
Mark: Wow that’s a lot! Sounds like you don’t have a life!
John: ‘A life’… is that a new one? … I’ll download it right now !!!
Time to write a note to self which I will try my up-most best to stick to…
- No more posting pictures of my breakfast/lunch/dinner! (maybe I can write the recipe’s instead?)
- No more posts about the weather or how hot/cold it is! (Even if I am just trying to give my friends a heads up before they venture out!)
- No more checking in! (Bare with me friends when I go quiet, I will be back!)
- No more hugs and waves! (Seriously I’m only being friendly, didn’t mean to offend)
- No more selfies! … (Maybe I’ll start with less selfies!)
Social media will not take over my life… I hope!
(In fact, I’m not sure how I’m going to fill my day, I’m going to have so much more time on my hands!)
I hope I’ve managed to make you laugh, yes this was a humour post but with a serious meaning – Social media is fun but please remember to BE SAFE!
Keep doing what you do if it makes you happy!
Lots of love, waves, pokes, winks, high-fives and hugs!!!
Suki… X (and kisses)