So, today’s post is somewhat related to last week’s post. Overall, it has to do with how dependent we are upon social media.
When I think back on my ninth grade social media use, I think of this:
I had just received my first cell phone. It was a huge, silver Nokia flip phone that could have easily injured someone if it had been hurled in their direction. It had T9Word text messaging, and it had Snake. So, in other words, it had it ALL. Or so I thought…
Fast forward to my senior year of college, and here is what you will find:
I am currently the owner of an iPhone 4S. I woke up this morning to an alarm that Siri set for me last night. While drinking my coffee, I checked not only my text messages, but also my e-mail, my Facebook, my Twitter, my GroupMe, my Snapchat, and my WordPress accounts. Then, at 9:00 AM Siri reminded me that I had homework due at 5:00 PM.
I found myself checking that long list of social media outlets again at 11:15 AM. When I glanced at the girl next to me in the nail salon and realized she was doing the same thing, it occurred to me that social media is indeed becoming the rule rather than the exception. Others are even saying it is an addiction.
Out of curiosity, how many social media outlets do you check on a daily basis? I am 21, and I have seven outlets (listed above). What about you? And how do you feel about it being called an addiction?