The Social media has become the new addiction. Whether everyone admits it or not, it really has become the new drug that stimulates people when they get off work, or school. Suddenly people are so concerned about useless statuses, relationship status, friendships, etc. Myspace/facebook have taken over how people communicate with one another and is slowly, but surely killing interpersonal communication among people. I’m not saying that everyone is this way, but I know that a lot of people are starting to get this way recently. The social media has become an unhealthy phenomenon amongst teenagers and young adults especially! What happened to studying? or reading a book? joining a sport? or a club? as opposed to spending long hours in front of the computer, desperately trying to creep on other people seeing what they have been up to, looking for the latest gossip.. does this really make people happy? I once read and article about the rate of depression amongst young adult has drastically increased due to social media/facebook. within social media, people have the liberty of putting on a different face, and even a different. With a simple facebook or twitter update one can express happiness, or anger, whether it is a genuine feeling or not. One may never know if it is genuine or not.. however people who feel lonely, often sink into depression by seeing this “put on” happiness on other people’s profiles with pictures, status updates, comments etc. This is definitely getting out of control and it’s sad to say that I’m one who’s been thrown in the loop of this. I try to be careful with what I say or put on in social media. Things can get taken out of context very easily, and often times I try to be as vague as possible. But this it help that i’m still posting my life anyway? of course not. and yet, I still do it. somehow, it has become a stimulation for in informing my friends and family of happy moments, bad moments, good news, bad news, event announcements and more. When will it stop?
Social Media; the new drug September 24, 2011