Social media has forced a technological revolution upon us that many people seem to misinterpret. Some have adopted social media and its practices completely, while others refuse to “fall victim” to the loss of “real” human interaction. Sure, some people use social media excessively but everything is good if used in moderation.
Here’s my opinion. Social media is an outlet for people to stay in touch with each other like never before. Before social media, the many friendships/interactions we once fostered in our collegiate years were lost as early as 6 months after graduating. Wow! Talk about “fake.” Haha. (Notice my sarcasm here) Once we graduate, our social circles suffer/disappear by 85% (if not more) because we are so occupied by our busy life styles and the distance in miles between our friends. Um, am I the only person that sees the solution here?
Enter Social media …
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow us to keep in touch with each other even if we don’t speak on a regular basis. We all have busy lives. A supportive like or comment keeps us in the loop with each other, whether you expose your life on the web or not. The idea is to maintain the bridge we once built when we first encountered each other. The people you meet in your life can and will be of great help somewhere along your timeline here on Earth (and yes, you will be of great help for them as well). You never know.
Look, I’m a lover, not a fighter haha.
The idea here is to live peacefully and never burn the bridges you once built between each other, right? How is using technology as a solution inhuman? Please tell me.
In conclusion, embrace the technological revolution by seeing Social Media as a tool, and not a villain. There will always be three kinds of people: the enthusiast, the skeptic, and the strategist. The enthusiast will always be the person who uses the technology without a purpose. The skeptic will always be the person who is completely against the use of the technology, because of people like the enthusiast. Finally, the strategist will embrace both beliefs and adopt the technology for a greater cause, refraining from completely giving in to the tech, yet being open to the endless possibilities the technology can illuminate.
Think about it people; what did the train do for our nations across the globe? Planes? Cars? Let's all stay connected. Don't burn a bridge.
Think about it.