Reflection Post – 8/13/2015 “How Do You Feel About Your Social Media Consumption?”

After participating in the “Digital Diary Consumption” assignment, I found myself wondering how it is even possible to be on social media as much as I am during the day. I found that almost every single moment I had “free time” I was taking out my phone to view Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. It seems as though its become a habit in a sense. I would be lying if I said I could live without my phone because I know I couldn’t. I carry around a charger with me everywhere I go, I have one in my car, and I have extras at friends houses to ensure my phone never dies on me. Social media has become my connection to the world. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a bad thing but in some ways it could be. Jeff stated in class that its almost like we aren’t really “living” in certain moments in our lives. I definitely agree because I know that when I am on social media, I shut out the rest of the world for that minute or 10 that I am on there. At the same time, I also feel like social media has given us a lot of advantages in life. We can now communicate with family members and friends who may live far away almost immediately if we choose to contact them. We can share our experiences with the world. We can market our businesses and shop others. It’s truly amazing what we can do with technology and the kind of accessibility that social media provides for us. How do you feel about your social media consumption?”

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