Social Media Love: Friending & Following Make Serious Statements
1 year ago
Write my name on your wall so I know it's real
Dear bitterSweet Readers,
For the next month, I need to take a break from everything, this blog included, to tie up some necessary loose ends - not such a mystery if you've noticed all the mentions I've made about a certain dissertation. But don't fret, I'm leaving you in the big strong hands of a man named Jozen Cummings. Some of you may already be familiar with his blog, Until I Get Married, some of you may not. Sometimes I agree with what he writes and sometimes I do not, but either way it's always thought-provoking. So, keep coming back 3 times a week for your dose of the bitterSweet from the male perspective. Don't worry, I'll be back in June! Now here's, Jozen
The majority of people living in modern times grew up without social media. I have no hardline statistics to back this up, but I feel comfortable making this educated guess based on the following evidence: When I type the words “unfollowing” and “defriending” in my Microsoft Word document, they each get a red squiggly line underneath, proving that these are new words to describe new behavior in our society.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gchat - hell, the whole freaking Internet, these are the places we dwell most frequently. We exist in the world, but a great deal of our world is literally in our hands, on our phones, on our computers.
Try as we may to fight this reality, it exists. It’s time to stop denying the control social media has on our lives. Instead, we should acknowledge it and embrace it so as to make our lives easier.
Nowhere is this truer than in relationships.
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