Week 1 Readings

Social media and I? We go way back. In fact it is kind of difficult to imagine life without it… In middle school I remember avidly boycotting MySpace because I didn’t want to be connected- now I can’t go without. Many people believe this has had a seriously negative effect on our society and the way we interact with each other, and that could be true, there are a lot of things that have changed about society becasue of the fact that everyone is connected- all the time. But, at the same time, I stay in touch with so many that I could never have remained in contact with if I didn’t have Facebook and Instagram. In today’s world we know so many people, belong to so many circles, and have so many different lives, that social media is a necessity. We need these sites in order to keep everything straight. I use the big guys: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. And I love them because they allow me to both keep in touch with old friends and network with new aquiantances. Social media is a tool, there are many different uses for them, it is up to the user to decide which way they want to go with it.

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