Social Media is taking over!

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.

pexels-photo-267445.jpeg

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.

img_5285

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.

pexels-photo-630831.jpeg

 

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 !!!

pexels-photo-607812.jpeg

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)

Advertisements

65 Comments Add yours

  1. I am with you on this… well-written… 🤘🤘

    Liked by 2 people

  2. It truly has, but became more of a take over once I began blogging 😞

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m with you on that… x

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Blended Hope says:

      I became bored with social media and re-discovered blogging and here I am. This place is so much MORE fun❤️

      Liked by 4 people

      1. Laura Denise says:

        I agree! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Thought for change says:

    So True but I’m only on WordPress. I don’t share anything else anywhere. Life so happy and enjoyable without facebook Twitter Instagram or anything else of that sort.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Good on you! You’re probably the only person I know who isn’t on any other site… x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thought for change says:

        Oh really.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Chris.Lemos says:

    No more editing, filtering, trying to show how ‘perfect’ life is for me!! Well written and so true.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I could not agree with you more! I only do WordPress and even then that is sometimes too much! In going to the gym this past week, the college kids who are off from school have been there and I was just stunned to see that they didn’t miss a beat with their phones even while working out. Very scary to think that this new up-and-coming generation will be our next leaders. Yet that being said, I have seen young people without phones in their hands getting back to Nature and actually working out concentrating fully on their workout. So there is hope! 🌹

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      It’s a shame but yes, let’s hope… x

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Do you know you just took away someone’s life😂 BTW I am guilty of taking pictures of food 🙈 Oh did you know I am on Instagram and Twitter too. 😋 Justttt kidding.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! No, like I said – keep doing what your doing, just pay more attention to the real world… 😂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I get it🤔 I can do that. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  7. An I get an amen! Three times!!😂

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Prachee says:

    I’m on instagram. But no check ins, no food pics….. Just selfies sometimes and conversation with people. But I hate even this….like seriously they’re not gonna provide me food after I’m done with studies so why I’m caring about them…….. I need to stop, I’m trying😔 and I love your post. It inspires me😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! As long as you try… X 😆

      Like

  9. Blended Hope says:

    I LOVE social media but seriously…..
    Sometimes we all need to take a break.
    I do think Facebook is dying so maybe that’s a plus!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Vey true… Let’s wait and see. X

      Like

  10. sam basu says:

    Agreed, I see people are checking in while picking up food order, upload their workout images from gym, it feels so odd, I don’t understand why this desperate need to disclose every detail of their life to others.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! Exactly what I’m saying… X

      Like

  11. I hate those who keep looking down at their phone and texting while walking slowly in the busiest street and subway stations. So annoying. 😓

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      True! So dangerous aswel! X

      Liked by 1 person

  12. shoniessky says:

    I completely agree. I actually have cut all the way down. No Facebook at all for one. We miss what’s important these days

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Wow, there’s so much truth to this.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Smitha V says:

    Very well written. I shouldnt be on the phone now but I am reading people’s blogs. I dont do it when I am with people. Like you said we have become social media butterflies now worse than the social butterflies I guess. I give you a⚘ for this post since hugs and winks are out😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! That’s one thing I got a habit of doing- adding a kiss… X

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Nick Holland says:

    This certainly rings true in our household. To the point where we make a game of catching each other out checking our phones during family time.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Yes, we’re the same! Kids hate it! X

      Like

  16. I found social media to be very intrusive. Everyone is posting everything about their lives, when they are getting up, where they are going and so on. My question is why ! No wonder emotional bonds are becoming weaker as we continue to focus on online popularity !

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Very true. It is sad times we are in, let’s hope for a change… X

      Liked by 1 person

  17. deviousfrog says:

    I just recently read a post on another blog about flat mates in college who dont talk to each other. They text each other through facebook even though they are sitting at the same table. Crazy!
    This social media thing is ruining so much of our day to day communication.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Oh dear, that’s terrible! They don’t know what they’re missing out on… x

      Like

  18. This is so true & god I’m so guilty of taking photo of my food 🙈

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Nasib says:

    Whenever there is internet connection, we are a live ( Social Media )

    Liked by 1 person

  20. I read a comment not long ago about how scary it is that we used to say ‘gotta go’ and ‘brb’ on social media at one time but we don’t anymore because we never leave it which is really weird when you think about it. If it wasn’t for my blog I’d consider a SM hiatus as I agree we are so consumed in it nowadays!

    http://www.thoughtsofjessica.com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      True! I’m on it much more now because of my blog… Thank for reading. X

      Like

      1. It’s literally the main reason I use it! And no worries ☺️☺️ x

        Liked by 1 person

  21. Rhed says:

    Haha. You nailed it Baffledmum! I feel guilty because I really love taking photos and uploading them to my social media accounts Haha 😀 This post really makes sense. Great job!

    By the way, I nominated you to the “Three days, three quotes challenge.” I’m not quite sure how it really works but I just followed the rules provided in the post of the one who nominated me. Hehe. Have a blissful day!
    Please refer to this link: https://mynotes143.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/three-days-three-quotes-challenge-day-1-april-9

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you! … I think most of us are guilty of everything I wrote, it’s just the thing to do nowadays. 😂
      Thanks for the nomination… X

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Rhed says:

        Truly truly haha. You’re welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is very true and I am very guilty! I will try harder 😅

    Liked by 1 person

  23. deimile says:

    I’ve been thinking about this recently and couldn’t agree more. But now that I have my blog I feel so conflicted. Social media presence is important when you have a blog but I don’t want it to take over my life. Ugh, gotta find a happy medium I guess… Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      I know what you mean! I’m on my phone so much more now because of my blog… We’ll find the middle ground. X

      Like

  24. Mag Reilly says:

    Love the way you wrote this! This is a great reflection to how I felt in my post with the actual realities of social media taking over our lives. You make good points about what you’re going to try to do less of. Since my detox, I came back to blog writing and since I like knowledge sharing, I will tweet your post! 🙂 I consider sharing content from other not as bad as “selfies, check ins, brekkie pics” etc. Because my hope is someone will read it and it will give me new ideas to live life a bit more fully..that is the hope.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      It’s an ongoing battle! Since starting my blog I have realised that I’m on social media so much more… Trying to find a balance.
      Thank you for reading & appreciating… X

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Mag Reilly says:

        As a photographer who is trying to post less on Instagram, the battle is real! I am sure you will find your balance.

        Liked by 1 person

  25. UrsulaB says:

    Can I get an Amen 😄

    Liked by 1 person

  26. I love this so much, and I’m barely ever on social media! It’s really changed socialization and I have serious doubts as to how helpful and beneficial it actually is. I do hope you write whatever your heart desires! Always remember this is your platform for whatever you want and you will always have your own unique perspective. Looking forward to more from you!

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you for your kind words… X

      Like

      1. You welcome dear friend.

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Like

  27. Laura Denise says:

    I just deleted all of my social media accounts, including my Twitter with 13.6K followers. (Well, technically, I still have FB up for my relatives and childhood friends and even graduates to keep in touch, but I don’t use it.)

    I don’t get anything from it. People do follow-for-follow for the numbers alone, but you actually almost never connect afterwards ever again; it’s not even scientifically possible with large numbers. Having thousands of “followers” has been the loneliest feeling ever for me. Getting 20 likes means I didn’t reach 13,5980 of my “followers.”

    If I ever went back, I’d do it to keep a genuine and very small circle, but that wouldn’t even work unless you did that with others who were also only keeping a genuine and very small circle.

    I am enjoying my WP community soooo much more than all of my other social media accounts combined. AND I HAVE SO MUCH MORE FREE TIME to create and be present with people. Imagine a phone with none of those apps on it! Absolutely freeing, as it is with all conquered addictions.

    (Of course, I am well aware I have 30 days before my accounts are actually permanently deleted, so we’ll see. I’m pretty confident though: just at that point in my life where I’m doing hard changes for the better.)

    If you’re pro social media, I’d love to know what you TRULY get out of it and if it’s worth the amount of hours you scroll…

    Great post topic/conversation!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      I have a Twitter account that I don’t use, I set it up because I thought it would bring viewers to my blog but hasn’t really, same with Instagram! I have a personal Facebook account for friends & family, that I do use but only to keep in touch. Apart from that’s it’s only WordPress that I actually check & connect with people on. & I love WordPress because it’s genuine…
      Thanks for reading and leaving your perspective on the matter… X

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Miss A says:

    Gosh I want a social media detox.. I started hating Facebook . But being an expat it’s been a good tool to keep contact with everyone back home without sending a million messages at the same time..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Baffledmum says:

      True! Maybe in moderation it’s ok… X

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s