Social media is everywhere. It has become something that doesn’t need to be advertised and yet every company freely advertises many social media sites in the process of advertising their own company. Social media now touches every piece of my life.
It is where I had to look to hear about school events and to let the people running them know I would attend. It is how I find jobs, by linking up with contacts online and creating a profile for companies to contact me through. Everywhere I go I see the symbols of social media sites being displayed on posters, in shop windows, and even on some food containers. My life has become so tied into certain online websites, that even if I want to quit visiting them I cannot. People will continue to want to contact me through them, and I might miss out on event postings that I need to attend. This is why social websites now are lasting longer than ever. Nobody wants to join a new website because everything from business to school is tied into the ones that already exist.
We are so in touch that we have forgotten about some of the blessings of being out of touch. My dad “forgets” his phone whenever he can to get away from the people and adds constantly calling for his attention. The fact that people can reach you in so many ways can be tiring and stress provoking. But those of us who do want a break, feel as though we cannot take one because we will miss out on what is important. It use to be that people would only contact you if it was about something important, now each day is spent absorbing tons of information that often has no major importance at all. So my advice is that maybe once in a while we should all forget our phones at home. If more people try this we may realize just how much of the unimportant we could deal without.