Public Media

As a sociologist I am always interested in people and what they do and why they do it. New social media sites like facebook, twitter [and so on and so forth] make it so easy to do this. But at what expense do people let their private lives sit on a timeline on facebook for every soul to read and take advantage of? Do people not realize the long term consequences of posting personal information on the internet? Once it’s there … IT’S THERE FOR THE THE LONG RUN BABY. I realize when I was younger, I thought I was invincible too and that nothing could ever hurt me; the thing is I know people older than myself that are just as blind to these offenses. There is no reason to subject your friends/family/[and more importantly] strangers that you add or can read your pages to a daily blow-by-blow of your everyday activities. Is it modern day narcissism? Or just boredom? I don’t know. It will only grow as technology advances and brings us closer to knowing your every day activities but having nothing do to with them.


How rare it is to have a decent, intellectual conversation with someone, ANYONE, about anything. I can’t tell you how many times people have opted to tell me about something via facebook or text that should have required a phone call or getting together in person. Hey, kind of like my ex telling me he cheated on me. That’s always a nice call. Are we that far gone that we hide behind the very thing that is suppose to improve communication? It’s sad. I know i’m sad because I think it’s only ruining us as a society.


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