The social network
Do you feel like you “get” social media, or do you just use it
because that’s where all your friends and family are?
Oh I definitely “get” social media. Most of the time it is a soul-sucking, time-stripping whore. I have seen people get so caught up in Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to the point that they ignore their families, their own health, and life in general. I’ve also seen friendships blossom, families brought together from across the miles, and horrible battles that have ended in suicides.
I have to limit my time on social media. I can get lost there for hours. I’ve been sucked into sand traps, whisked down wormholes, and transported to otherworldly realms from spending too much time on Facebook and Pinterest. Twitter doesn’t have nearly that affect on me, but it too can become addictive, especially if you are promoting something and trying to build a following base.
The only reason I keep Facebook is because that is where my extended family are and since I do not get to seem them very often, it is my only contact usually. I do have a lot of close friends on there as well. But again, I have to limit my time or I would never get any writing done.
How about you, dear readers? Why do you use Social Media? Share your thoughts with me in comments.