They say Social Media’s supposed to be bringing people together. And it is! It brought you here, so yay for that! It also should be bringing people together by making them share having lived different experiences together. And having them all documented… But is then Social Media not a fake?
For any of you girls tuning in late and reading this, if you haven’t understood what I mean by that up to this point, then… Imagine yourself having a big set of… For the sake of it all, let’s call it “heart”... And you ornate that big heart of yours with a low cut blouse, sprinkle some sparkly glitter on top of ‘em and go wear those babies proud in the open on a chill Friday’s evening…. You might get the attention you want, but you’re gonna get more than you need. Granted you’re in a karaoke bar after the 4th shot drooling some Sinead O’Connor over the microphone, but that’s not the point. You can’t just make the unwanted attention go away ’cause there’s no controlling the outcome of this, now, is it?
To make it blunt, Social Media is a double edged sword. So, I ask myself again: is it always for the right reasons? Social Media bringing people together. With a note on the “how” and the “why”, I mean… And I ask that because since the illusion of privacy over the internet, people tend to forget once you push “Publish”, it’s no longer private. The information’s exposed (one way or another) to at least 1 other entity over which you have no control or legal grounds to stand upon. And the strange thing is that most people – and probably you too – do that willingly. So, then, besides the traditional bragging, attention whoreing and whateverville requests that we’ve all done at least once in our cyberlives, I ask you: what do you really use Social Media for?
Yeah… I admit I sometimes use it to stalk and had fun with it for a while. I even taught a couple of people how to do that along the years. But the thing is there is no shame using information for “personally constructive” purposes… You lay it out there for me, wanting me to find it… But what about you? Are you ready to admit on what side of the fence you really are?
Are you the hunter or the hunted?