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There's Nothing Social About Social Media

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I have come to have a love/hate relationship with social media. Take this post for what it is… a rant.. a vent…. or maybe for some it’s just validation for their own thoughts. Ironically isn’t that why social media is so prevalent?! For validation or reassurance that your life measures up in the eyes of your own appointed audience. We chose our ‘follower’s’ and ‘friends’ with a sense of control, however it is them that ultimately controls us. Our status relies on other people, and we allow their judgement and comments to define us. Social media is only social in the sense that it relies on people interacting. However a point and click of a mouse is a far cry from what I consider interaction. Genuine interaction is lost in social media. There is no body language, no context, no natural flow of conversation, and no emotions. Comments, shares and likes is sadly starting to become the basis of some people’s self esteem.

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