I know that’s a weird thing to say, given that you’re technically reading this on a social media site, but I’m speaking more in terms of sites like Snapchat and Pinterest. Is Pinterest still a thing? I honestly don’t even know.
I guess part of the reason I’m not into some of this stuff is that it reminds me that I’m in my mid-30s. I know to some of you it doesn’t sound that old, but I’m not exactly some fresh-faced kid. I’m actively battling smile lines, crow’s feet and the occasional gray hair. My preferred method of communication prior to cell phones (because I remember a time before cell phones) was AOL Instant Messenger, and it’s so obsolete it’s being shut down soon.
I spent an hour sitting with my niece yesterday getting a Snapchat crash course, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I have no idea what I’m doing. What’s my motivation? Why do I need Snapchat? Why does anyone? Don’t all of the other features of our phones, like texting and Facebook Messenger and Hangouts, all essentially do the exact same thing? Why don’t we use these services anymore? And why do ‘snaps’ disappear so fast? I can’t remember what I said to someone five minutes ago; why can’t I go back and look at our snap history? Why do so many men feel the need to add random women and then send questionable photos? I have many unanswered questions folks.
Now I won’t sit here and pretend to be one of those people who decries the use of all modern technology. I happen to love technology. Technology gave us cool phones, Netflix, eBooks and magic machines that can tell us what foundation shade we should be wearing. I just don’t know whether or not I love being constantly connected to every other internet using human on the planet.
So what do you all think of social media? How many different sites do you use? You can check my About page for all of my social links, and if you feel so inclined, please follow/like/share etc.
Oh, and add me on Snapchat. Maybe you can show me how to work it.