The ownership, and righteousness of what people’s Facebooks, and twitters hold is unfathomable to what things were intended in the first place. Social media can at times show what way you learn just by what you share and post. Depending on how much of a stand you make with that, strong opinion, or open minded, people may be more wanting to take the spiral of silence. To simply not argue, and create tension in the first place is the norm. Wanting to debate these days isn’t civilized and educated that you would want it to be. Social media also creates distractions, and gives forms of brain training to keep accessing the same pin codes over and over. Distractions and addictions go hand in hand for me. For there to be something you’re doing by multi-tasking, and working the amount of your addiction wants you to reach for the phone, and respond. Therefore by multi tasking it seems as if it is a one sided affair that is gained by on how fast you can finish your assignment to answer your phone, update FB twitter, etc.
Facebook being the biggest does hold the amount of what we want to see, and by our civil values we can choose what we want to see. However being in that bubble I don’t think is a good thing. Facebook gives you that choice, but there will always be that somebody to rain on your parade, and go against your view, so what is it that we are really communicating? Man, if only the real world was like that, I wish I could block out some people. Social media gives and demands us these powers that we didn’t have so much of before. Being masked behind the screen can deface the humanness of what it is we do not want to face.
The infatuation of social media, leaves this generation on Facebook for an average of ten hours a day, and that may not go well with an impressionable mind. From my own experience, social media in large quantities can trigger anxiety, and feelings of loneliness.
What seems a bit intimidating to me, is that there really is no sights of what the long term effects may lead to. Who knows if what we are all consumed in is leading to any brain alterations, and complexities in ways of thinking. Going back to the spiral of silence, it seems as though we are wired to rethink what we were going to say.
It seems as though the more we progress with technology the more we rely on it.With a society that is fully consumed day by day on media for ever second of the given day it seems to be a handful. The media consumption is because of the second biggest industry in the world. Brands, ads, creations all around you it correlates much to the electronics that are subliminal. They know how to own their customers and how they can get them to buy what they want. My point being, now that we are all on our screens, of any kind, we consume so much of what is around us. So much so that we may not be able to decipher from what is reality and what is not. There may even be a correlation to the education, and what we are taught. As a human being to lead through social media blindly is a bad choice.
Being aware is the key to it essentially. Otherwise the social media world will leave you in a rapid discharge, by fantasy and by what the person next to you is constantly doing. The amount of time on Facebook in a given day is staggering, checking the informative notifications, the chats and the interesting articles that you choose to follow. I think we all may have thought there would be so much more at this point though in the future. We all might have figured we would have been in a totally different world, but instead we are in a clustered, disorganized society. We all thought we’d have flying cars, and regularly scheduled trips to the moon, but we are left with is our thoughts. Our thoughts show us a connection between us all as a community, but is this always a good thing?