I always thought, quite romantically perhaps, that the idea of social media was to bring people together. It was almost like in a more inclusive, closer-knit world, the opportunities to make connections with other human beings were more plentiful. We were ‘stronger together’ and connected in more ways. I was wrong. Social media is far … More Anti-social media
Some time ago I posted on here about Twitter not being real, about it being a ‘a meaningless yet useful tool for communication’. How haughty and superior I was, thinking that this thing didn’t matter to millions of people, that real connections weren’t formed in 140 characters, that people couldn’t love and hate – in … More I want to talk about Twitter for a moment.
Twitter, despite what you may think, is not real life. It’s a medium for communication – in tiny meaningless chunks – with little or no substance. Time and again I see fallings out and bitching, and the odd self-styled messiah with his sycophantic imbeciles hanging on every word. People take these 140char bursts of communication to … More Twitter isn’t real
I’m as guilty as anyone of living my life through social media. It seems like every single major or minor event is shared with friends and strangers alike. But one thing which has recently occurred to me is how much we miss when viewing life through a social media lense. It seems that we are … More Life through a social media lense
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