Social media dilemma
We have twitter, Facebook, Path, Instagram, and now the newest one for iOS users: Mavensay.
What the heck?
We can publish our thoughts on twitter, but then again we can do the same on Path or Facebook. We can post photos on Instagram but we can do the same on Path and Facebook too! Even twitter can link us to the photos. And now Mavensay is said to be an app for recommendations, but then again, living in an era where people are about “me” who gives a goddamned shit about what you say?
But all the social pressure is making us to be in the current of nowness. I’m an Android users and Mavensay isn’t even available yet on Play Store and I’m already anxious. Why? I don’t need that!
Back to the basic functions that all the platforms have, we feel that we need to integrate one with another which is very frustrating. Because let’s say that Path is the whole package, there’s music, movies, books, photos, thoughts, locations, videos etc. but the app limits us only to 150 friends. And I guess there’s this Californian hunger-for-affirmation-and-fame (The Hills inspired) in every one of us that needs to show everything to most people possible. So what do we do? We link one post to other apps!
I post a thought on Path the link it to twitter and then to Tumblr then Facebook. On Path we can get the “loves” while on twitter all the earth population can see.
And it’s not just about showing people what or who we are but also to get affirmation by getting likes and blah blah blah… For people with low self worth, social medias are the opportunity to bare themselves, for the ones who “exist” this could be a way for the low lives to stalk, but this is definitely not the place for me.
Yesterday, I performed the most pathetic attempt on social medias ever! Know what I did? Ok, there’s one spammer that follows me on Instagram and when I open up his account there’s this tips and tricks about how to get 100 followers and more on Instagram. What he says is to open one spammer account (like his) and see is the following account is higher than followers, and those followers are more likely to follow you back if you follow them. So out of the blue, I did that! I followed around 40 people and overnight, 15 people follow me back. It’s pathetic, alright, but it excites me! And I hate that!
All I’m saying is that there’s positive and negative to social medias and it’s up to us how we’d handle it. Either they make us or break us.
But I’m not gonna let it get to me, I know I’m a geek and forever will be one. I’m not social, but I know more than most social people do.