Open Discussion: Social Media: Gift Or Curse?
With the ever-changing world of social media taking form every day, the question still remains… Has social media impaired our ability to have a real face to face encounter with people?
I’ve noticed that 80% of the people I have had the pleasure of meeting in person are either nothing like they are online weather it be physical appearance or overall demeanor. Sometimes the impact of social media has allowed people to communicate better, while in some instances it has allowed people the opportunity to use the internet to “flex some muscle” via “Internet-Bullying.” I look at some of the things I see teens and middle-aged adults saying online and it burns a hole in my heart because I’m sure this is not what it was intended for. I see people who can’t operate a vehicle, more or less, yield to the traffic of a vehicle, without having their heads buried in a text message or getting their FB status updated or answering a tweet.
Don’t worry people. I’ve been guilty of all of the above. Regardless, I’d like to take this time to get your thoughts.. How would you rate social media in your personal lives?