That’s applicable to everything: continual Facebook status updates, overuse of Instagram etc. Social media is a blessing and a curse all in one. It’s great to keep in touch, and to reconnect with faces of the past. It’s even great to meet people on – I’ve met one of my best friends via social media. Like everything though, it has its downsides.
One downside being that people just use it to give continual updates on every aspect of their life. And by that I mean everything. Scrolling through my Facebook news feed sometimes is an utter chore.
On instagram it’s even worse. Since when did it become an outlet for chronicling screen-caps of every song you were listening to that day? Last FM fits that bill nicely, if that’s your kind of thing. But continual pictures of it… it’s just so damn mundane. Do these people think they’re special or something? I listen to plenty music every day, no big deal. Credit where it’s due though – the people that upload that many pictures in one day have some patience. Imagine how damn time consuming uploading that amount of stuff is.
But seriously though. I just don’t get it. I mean… what is posting whatever regular drink you so happen to be drinking going to achieve? If it’s something unusual, then fair enough. But if it’s just bog standard everyday Coke, why bother?
I guess it’s the downside to social media and profiles. We’ve all become more concerned with trying to make ourselves come across certain ways. I mean profiles can only represent so much of us. There’s many facets to each and every one of us that come out via good old face to face human interaction. Society is becoming too image obsessed in general though. It needs to change. Soon.