Saturday, July 31

social media saturation

Just over a week ago I reached saturation point with social networks. Particularly Facebook. I was suddenly completely sick of it — not just, thats enough now, thanks, but more, oh for Gods sake will everybody simply SHUT UP!

I took a step back. Last week I buried the FB app in a seldom-visted backwater of my phone and I havent looked at my newsfeed for over a week now. Ive still popped to my groups when notifications have actually arrived but that feels much more managed– more like munching on crudités than overindulging. Ive also still been on Instagram and Twitter but theyve never ever had the psychological pull that Facebook has ( lets call them the fairly attractive yogurts of the metaphor) so I didnt feel the requirement to avoid them entirely.

If I d simply looked when a day it would have been great, great even to see what individuals were getting up to. Often I d simply glimpse, sometimes have a quick scroll but given the chance (in the evening) I might lose hours.

Its a more real way to be a part of individualss lives truly isnt it? Ive frequently thought that checking out peoples status updates gives you an incorrect sense of having interacted with them– that we d make more personal effort if we didnt have that tenuous connection.

Without social media we might know less individuals. We also might correctly connect with more.

Whats on my mind? You dont require to understand, Facebook! MYOB.

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So Ill be remaining away from my newsfeed for a while longer. At least

Just over a week ago I reached saturation point with social media. I wasnt irritated by any one individual or few individuals, just usually by the entire concept that we all share so much so frequently. It felt like simply too much input.

I feel a bit out of the loop– like I unexpectedly do not understand what my friends are doing or how theyre feeling about things. Things happen in individualss lives and I dont have a clue. And when youre utilized to understanding things about a lot of people, thats an unusual feeling.

I wasnt inflamed by any one person or few people, simply normally by the entire concept that we all share so much so often. It felt like just too much input.

Its made me understand though, that I do not in fact require to know. Then Ill discover out, if its essential. If our relationship is essential theyll inform me the essential stuff, as I will them. Despite the fact that social networks has become a common method of making announcements, really, when relationships are genuine and when things are actually crucial, we get in touch with people personally. And the people who matter, matter no matter what you learn about what theyre thinking or doing on any particular day.

Ill confess I d been on Facebook far too typically. If I d simply looked when a day it would have been great, good even to see what individuals were getting up to. But Im not like that with it. I was checking my newsfeed all the time– like a nervous jerk, any extra moment– in the cars and truck waiting outdoors school, in a queue, while the kettle was boiling, on the loo … my phone would unexpectedly remain in my hand and click the hundreds of voices put in. Sometimes I d simply glimpse, often have a quick scroll however offered the chance (in the night) I might lose hours. The word feed is far too accurate– it made me feel overloaded and puffed up and sluggish. Like I d made a pig of on something unhealthy. I had Facebook fat.

Well, in the most part great because I actually do experience social media as noise and I like a bit of silence. There have actually been (quick) minutes when Ive luxuriated in it this previous week.

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