3. The Damage That I Personally Hate Is Impatience.
With smarter apps, everyone can see when one is available online if their message was delivered or not if you have seen their messages or not, and all your general whereabouts.
With that, you get the accusations of ‘you ignored me and the cutting questions of ‘who were you talking to that is so important than me’. Sigh. I have been in many arguments arising from this. And nobody believes ‘I was busy’ anymore. Well, I really am most times, but somehow ‘I was pooping and then I forgot’ has become more acceptable.
Social Media has its good points just like it has its bad points. I like the daily ‘Good Morning’ and the cute-nothings I receive every morning. And there are many other things that I can write another thousand words about. But the bad side cannot be simply ignored.
Social Media has given us the power to express ourselves both knowingly and anonymously. With great power comes great responsibility, and social media shows us why not everyone can be a superhero.
Look at how these power-wielders use it. Look at the statistics of how many rude comments line up under every viral post compared to the genuinely encouraging ones.
How many times have you justified your being online, your indecent ‘last seen’s, and how many times have you assured people that your status is not a taunt and your profile picture is nothing serious, but you are just sharing? How many times?
No one can deny our endangered privacy just like nobody can deny the perks of social media.
Relationships are rare jewels and social trends are fickle fortunes: my words can’t make you realize which one you have to value above the other.
It is entirely your responsibility to derive that conclusion on your own: you do have that sort of power after all.