What makes your life story? Is it your family? Your friends? Your career? I would be certain that it isn’t your social media, right? So, why is it that so many people are spending so much of their life posting to the Internet? What is it about social media that we cannot stay away from?
Experts have an opinion.
It is said that people (humans) are social creatures and some like social media to keep in touch with other humans. Some say that it is a networking thing. Professionals need it to promote their business. Either way, it’s a tool.
Well, here at Casa Smith, we have many tools.
Hammers, wrenches, and pliers.
They all serve a purpose. They do a job. And I guess social media is the same. It is a tool. It does serve a purpose. But it can be welded as a weapon as well. In other words, wrenches made of plastic are not very useful, nor social media outlets that no one ever uses. Just won’t cut the mustard.
So, here is your chance. What is your favorite social media outlet and why? I guess Facebook is mine, and it is closely followed by Instagram. I love taking photos and sharing them.
I am on Facebook every day, but I don’t follow a lot of people on Instagram. Mostly my kids and some close friends. On either social media site, I would recommend using images. A picture paints a thousand words, it is said. I think it’s pretty true for social media.
By the way, studies have shown that browsing social media like Facebook is a positive thing. It feels good, so we do it. A lot. So, no judgement here. If you like social media, and it serves a good purpose in your life, you have my blessings.
I think we should not be using it as a weapon though. Don’t get on social media and post ugly things. The world is full of ugly things-like some digital wasteland. Don’t add to that. Recycle positivity where ever possible. And please remember, be kind.