Thoughts on Social Media 5 May 2018
“It’s so funny how social media was just this fun thing, and now it’s this monster that consumes so many millennial lives.‘ Cazzie David
“The more social media we have, the more we think we’re connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other.” JR
As I was adding the poetry page to my website I was thinking of some of the poems I had written and found one about social media.
I am not against social media. I have seen it help bring people together. I have seen it used to share important information.
My struggle with social media is how disconnected we are becoming. It appears that we are too busy to answer the phone, we are too busy to call a friend, we are too busy to go for a coffee with someone.
Here are a few stats on Facebook usage;
Active users as of June 30, 2017; there are 2 billion monthly active users and over 1 billion daily active users
Facebook time is decreasing and is down to an average of 35 minutes per day.
Facebook users check their page and average of 8 times a day.
It doesn’t sound like much but when you add the multitude of other social media platforms people check every day then social media time is a big part of each person’s day.
Here is a link to the page where I post my poems. I wrote Social Media one day when I was feeling very disconnected from people.