If you don’t take a gym selfie, did you even go? If you liked your latte, why on earth didn’t you Instagram it? Oh your at a concert? Better snap chat it! Do it. Now!
Social media is a huge part of our lives. It lets us stay connected to the world, it gives us a forum to communicate in, but moreover it lets us boast. We can show off about the small things, that as a whole show how perfect we are. We play on our authenticity, depicting a much improved persona, because we can. Social media gives us the opportunity to show whatever we want, however we want to.
Sadly, it has become so integrated into our society, that we can’t imagine doing anything without it. It seems to take our attention from anything we do. In a group of 6 friends, at least 3 will regularly check their phones; in fact all 6 will because they’ll be texting each other on Facebook messenger!
According to Steven Novella cell phones can cause behavioural changes in children, but then again someone once said the same thing about TV. Now, however TV is mostly white noise- unless you’re in the middle of snapchatting Sherlock… .