Social Media Today


“Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it.” ― Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

My take on social media today is that it’s a blessing and a curse. It is undoubtedly useful for anyone because it has many uses. You can contact a friend or family member from the other side of the world, you’re able to keep up to date with the latest trends and news easily, and many, many more convenient things come out of it. It’s not hard to see that it’s taking the world by storm, for better or for worse. I say this because with all the information we have access to in seconds, we start to get more and more impatient with generally anything in our daily lives, really. Checking your cell phone becomes second nature, and that isn’t a very good thing at all, because your attention span starts to break down, and next thing you know you fail a course because you couldn’t keep your eyes off of a four-inch screen for more than five minutes.  Overall, I think that social media is something that is here to stay for a long time, but we all need to think for ourselves and use social media in moderation. Patience is a virtue. A boring virtue, but a virtue nonetheless.


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