Is Twitter bad? #UH-OH
The new buzz around school is Twitter. Facebook was so 2010, and the aspiring social media nuts of 2011 have now presented their loyal followers with Twitter: a social media frenzy where people can "tweet" their every thought out into the universe. Some scientists believe twitter is bad, constantly telling the world about whats happening with you isn't exactly living in the moment ... persay. Twitter presents two interesting questions: 1. Do any of your friends really care THAT much about your life? (no offense) and 2. Does twitter (and all social media for that fact) decrease our ability to have face to face human to human interactions?!
#NEWSFLASH: People really don't care that you are "eating a peanut butter and bannana sandwhich at lunch after a terrible meeting with @John_Smith. #worksucks". If you care that much about your peanut butter bannana sandwhich... why don't you talk to @John_Smith about it between your terrible meetings? No offense to the tweeting nerds out there (for I myself am an avid tweet-er), but if you seriously don't have anybody to tell about your peanut butter and bannana sandwhich besides the 67 followers you have on twitter... maybe you need a significant other, or just a friend. If I'm not telling people about my wonderful peanut butter and banana sandwhich on twitter then what could I possibly tweet about do you ask? Well I like telling people about the funniest parts of my day... parts that I myself would like to remember, and if someone else finds them funny all the better! However, some people on my follow list are begging for the "Un-follow" button with their 20 tweets a day talking about "walking to class", "stepped on a leaf #oopsie" "Don't wanna go to class today" "finally at class" "class is so boring".... uh excuse me... I really don't care that much! So the answer to Do any of your friends really care THAT much about your life? No they don't... but I do occasionally find their lives a little hilarious... in which case I do enjoy reading a clever tweet.
#SOCIALPROBLEM: Does the intense and sometimes neurotic use of social media lead to a bigger more serious social problem? Are teens and avid technology nerds the product of a generation that cannot hold a face to face conversation without pulling out a cell phone to shoot off a quick text? Are future generations going to be addicted to technology, so much so that talking to someone face to face just simply is not done? If so we have a major social problem on our hands. Human beings need to be able to socialize, but it cannot be healthy to constantly be talking through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Instead of Tweeting about your "Super fantastic dinner party with the girls!#lovethem!" why don't you go tell your husband about it? Or your kids? Or your dog?! Tell anybody but the computer! The new fads with social media are quickly presenting young kids with technology addictions and the inability to hold a conversation. So next time your at your friends house turn off your cell phone, and mute the television... what happened to good ole' heart to hearts on the sofa? Now that's where the cool cats are at!