So ironically I’ve noticed lots of people on social media, complaining about the amount of time they and other people waste on social media.
How they could enjoy so many more experiences if they just ignored the urge to comfort themselves by looking at their phone! All of the incredible, life-changing moments they’re missing when they’re checking their Twitter feed while waiting for the No. 4 Bus!
In my opinion, it’s just not that black and white. Technology is an amazing thing. Change is inevitable and in a modern world technology is everything.
It’s all about finding the right combination. What’s wrong with being on your phone if you’re reading an e-book or the news, or watching a documentary, or writing a blog post? Also let’s be honest, nothing spontaneously wonderful is going to happen when you’re sat in an empty staff room at work on your lunch break, why not check your Facebook?
Now obviously there are times when technology can be very damaging to the development of social skills. Like when you see a group of friends all sitting together, in silence, tapping away at their phones. Something else that I’ve noticed happening more and more, is people at gigs sending Snapchats to show their friends how much fun they’re having, instead of enjoying the show through their own eyes.
I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that the only time you should feel guilty about going on social media is if you’re missing out on a genuine chance to be productive, or interact with people on a level that is more personal, meaningful and rewarding.