Social media has been around for years and has managed to become one of the most popular and influential sites in the world. But the death of it has left a gaping hole in the world’s ability to communicate.
We all know the feeling of being bombarded with content all the time. It’s one thing to think you have a constant stream of information from friends and family that it’s hard to stay aware of. But being bombarded with new information is way worse. When you’re constantly bombarded with information, it becomes harder to stay aware of it.
Social media has become a very public forum for communication. But in the world of entertainment, we all know the feeling of being bombarded with information, but being bombarded by a constant stream of it. Its one thing to think you have a constant stream of information from friends and family, but if it keeps raining information on you, its going to feel like its getting worse.
The fact is that the only way to be aware of information on social media is to be aware of it. When you read a story on The Telegraph, you are reading it. When you read a story on Mashable, you are reading it. When you read a story on Engadget, you are reading it. The trick is not to have just one or two sources of information but a constant stream of it.
This is what I like about social media. It’s a constant stream of information. But when it gets really bad, when it feels like you have no idea what you’re reading or what your friends are doing, it can feel like you’re living in a game of Call of Duty or being stalked by a person or a group of people who are stalking you.
I think that’s what happens when the internet is flooded with bad news, bad news that is all too real, all too real that makes it impossible to think clearly or to act rationally. It’s hard to think, hard to feel.
It’s a problem that can be pretty devastating to those who don’t have a healthy dose of self-awareness. One of the most common complaints that people have is that when they hear about something bad happening to a friend, they try to find out the story and how it happened, but they end up being completely uninformed.
One of the things I’ve noticed is that when the news about a friend of mine gets overwhelming, it’s as if my entire world is flipped on its axis. Then I immediately feel like I need to fix the problem I have. That’s because I have that same self-awareness when I see a friend who has a problem with me. It’s as if I’m the one who’s responsible for the problem. I have to fix the problem.
I think most people who are on social media see it as an important part of who they are. It’s the platform that allows us to share our thoughts and opinions with one another. But because of the way social media works, there is a disconnect between how we feel and how others perceive our feelings. When you are constantly sharing the same things, it becomes hard to feel like you are expressing yourself in an authentic way.
Unfortunately, this disconnect is very real for social media. The reason people are on social media is because they are forced into it. When I say forced, I mean forced to the point of being brainwashed. It’s like, “I have to post this, I have to share this, I have to tell this friend about this.