Social media obsession

Well it's been a little while hasn't it, it feels exciting writing this blog post. Not because it's anything special it's just the first thing I've felt like typing up in a while. HUGE achievement right there! 
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Social media, *sighhh* the main cause of so much trouble in life today, but saying that it's also incredible and creates so much good that years back would of been unimaginable. I for one can't sit here and say that I am not totally obsessed with everything social media, I mean I'm going to use blogging as an excuse for that but deep down I know that's just a cover up story so I don't look like a total loser. But I can't help it, with having whatever the latest phone is whether that be an iPhone or Samsung they are all full of apps, most of which will be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Skype, Whatsapp and many others I'm sure I have no idea about! What is the big deal about all of those apps and what makes them so popular? When did being 'social' turn into communicating through a screen? I could bore you with so many questions but I promise I won't.

I wrote something a while back a little similar to this saying that social media is really just the glorified sides to our lives which I still firmly stand by. We have complete power over it, we show what we want and leave out the bits we don't like. We show off what we've bought on instagram and tag us when we're on a night out with friends on facebook. What about when we're just sat at home watching some rubbish on the T.V, what about that really important thing you had to buy that was actually more useful for your life than that pair of shoes you just photographed and put on instagram. I mean yes, that's the whole point of social media right? I know you're probably asking yourself that question right now as you're reading this post and yeah you're right, it is. I can't imagine many people really want to hear about you having to do typical 'life' things like cleaning your bedroom or having a list longer than your arm of boring things to do. 

Cut a long story short the world today loves social media, if we walk past something amazing in the street instead of actually looking at it what do we do, reach for our phones so we can look at it through a screen whilst we video it or photograph it ready to share with the world. So many of us are half living in the real world and half through a screen, but hey that's the wonderful world of technology today! 

What social media apps do you find yourself using way too much? I'm definitely guilty of tweeting too much and wasting a lot of my time scrolling through instagram.

1 comment:

  1. I totally get this, I'm very open on SM and do bore people with the crappy sides of my life because it's not all flowery and happy all the time. No wonder the younger generation are obsessed with perfection when the majority of SM is glorifying material possessions and incredible bodies/lifestyles.
    I must admit, I am a Twitter and Instagram addict though - guilty.

    Sarah x

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