(Disclaimers note: the cat doing the brilliant ‘ermagawd face’ is not mine nor is the brilliant picture)
Do you want to tweet me your Instagram so I can like your pictures and share them on Facebook?
Social media at its finest. It lets everybody know what you’ve done, where you’ve done it and why! It’s the forefront of journalism, a wonder of the 21st century…..
And is it really all that great?
Sometimes I think yes, like wow people all over the world can read my blogs! But then I think yes but people all over the world have access to my information on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and learn everything about me, like even what I had for breakfast last Tuesday. Kinda freaky really.
And it’s not just that, you probably heard me talk about this before but what also really really bugs me is the way everybody’s lives get showcased on all these different little platforms. WHO HAS THE MOST FUN?! WHO GOES TO FANCY RESTAURANTS NOT JUST FOR THEIR BIRTHDAYS?! who who who?! It’s all a bit of a contest really, and that just really grinds my gears (again with these cliché quotes, I’m sorry).
So more and more I’m trying to look at Instagram and try not to feel bad that I spent last night watching Big Bang Theory and eating Jaffa cakes instead of being a clubs where they put face paint on you. IM TRYING.
But it’s hard, it’s hard to see everybody having a jolly old time. But then I also have to think that nobody would Instagram their weetabix or them going to the shop to buy shampoo (unless it was really fancy shampoo) people just Instagram the best bits. Or they are skilled on the art of filters and have managed to make weetabix look interesting (sorry but they are the most boring breakfast ever).
So don’t worry, everybody does boring things just nobody talks about them.
Hmm can’t help but feel like I’ve gone off on a tangent, ah yes the devil that is social media, where do you stand?