Social Networks.

As a twenty year old girl- I take full advantage of social networking sights. I have Twitter, Facebook and Instagram apps on my phone in which I check regularly. Fine. Significantly more than I should. Happy? I have such a love- hate relationship with these little shits. I use them to stay connected with my friends and family across the country, maybe world. I can upload pictures and status’ about what I have been up to as well as keep track of what my friends have been getting themselves into.Good or bad- one never knows what to expect with them.

So where does the “hate” part come in? I dislike the way social networking is such a huge part of life. Society as a whole places so much importance in the internet that we don’t pay much attention to what is around us. Almost like unless it is posted somewhere- it isn’t real. The phrase “Is it facebook official?” Are you serious. C’mon.

#TBT; such a cool thought but overdone and obnoxious at the point. If you say “Tee-Bee-Tee” in real life you need to be grounded. I’m talking no electronics for a week. You’re sentenced to actually playing outside in fresh air and not tweeting about. You’ve been served.

I am as guilty as the next girl for being online way too frequently but there is a real world that is rather pretty and should be noticed. Last night, as I was backing out of my parking spot at Target, I noticed a woman walking toward my car scrolling through her phone. She clearly didn’t see me so I applied the breaks trying to avoid hitting the bitch. She walked right into the back of my car. HELLLLOO! Pay attention.

I think back to how much fun I had playing games and day dreaming with my friends when I was younger. It makes me sad that such young kids have so many social networks at their fingertips. If you aren’t in high school you don’t need a twitter OR Facebook. Sorry not sorry. Bullying is so easy now it makes mt stomach do flips and my heart feel like a brick.

I guess the moral of this rant is to appreciate the beauty in life and have a normal conversation with people. I try not to use my phone at all when I am out but it doesn’t always work. Anyways.. I challenge you to cut back on your social network use and get away from life via instagram filters. Think about it- the sun and a fresh covering of snow are instagram filters from mother nature herself.

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2 comments

  1. Funny, I just wrote a post about hating how people “like” something without responding to it. My job (/life) revolves around social media so I won’t go without it, but, yea, we do need to try harder to interact and just step back. Especially if you’re on the road! People are just ridiculous. Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

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