Social Media Official

Guess who’s celebrating their 2 year Friendversary?! Our Facebook accounts!!!

Isn’t it funny (not really) how we all somehow use social media to validate our lives? Relationship statuses are changed on FB to “Single”, “It’s complicated” or “Is in a relationship with (enter so and so here)”. We don’t remember birthdays off by heart (unless those friends mean part of the world to you), and rely on FB to let us know who we should be greeting “Happy Birthday” to. We like to know things about one another just from looking at their accounts online.

People like to put all of their information on social media for show. Whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat… There are some people who like to share their whole lives to strangers online. And I don’t mean the emotional side.

I mean those who share each activity that they do at that exact same moment of each post throughout the day.

7:00AM – Wake up and have breakfast
7:30AM – Head to the gym
9:00AM – Take a shower
9:20AM – Have a healthy snack
9:30AM – Turn the TV on and watch a movie
9:31AM – Lay on the couch
9:32AM – Breathe

I’m over-exaggerating a bit, but you get the gist. I’ve seen this on Twitter. Then again, with the amount of accounts that were made, there’s bound to be a few individuals who tweet like that.

Some people really get into detail. I’m a 25 year old male/female, in a complicated relationship, a student at my local University, work at this specific cafe downtown, have two dogs named Fluffy and Chuchu, my address is 123 Sesame Street, add my phone number at (555) 213-6789, I weigh 58.967 KG, holla at me.

Like, honestly?! Their ENTIRE lives. For the world to see online. Not very safe, if you ask me. There are boundaries, and limits of what you should be sharing about yourself online. It’s not a safe world out there. It never really was, to be honest. You’ve got to be careful. Just be aware that there are crazies out there who are obsessed with stalking and finding an online target in person.

Don’t get me wrong. Social media is a fun way of sharing things with your friends, and if your account isn’t on private, to share with the awesome strangers online who end up becoming your friends as well.

I just find it really interesting how so many people get absolutely obsessed with FB, IG, Twitter and Snapchat that they can’t live without their phones. They need to update their accounts every hour. Do people really spend most of their time on their phones than spend it with their family or friends?? Also, how difficult is it to remember birthdays if that person is one of your closest friends? There are even some people I’ve encountered that have to rely on looking at their cell phone, to give their cell phone number out. They don’t even memorize their own cell phone number?!?! Isn’t that a little absurd?!

Let’s also look at IG as another example of obsession. People on IG spend so much time taking photos and getting the perfect angle and lighting. They need to make sure their eyebrows are on fleek and their makeup is LIT ’cause they’re finna get crunk tonight and they want to show the world they look bomb af. I can’t believe I just typed that out. God, this lingo. But you know, we all do it at least once in our lives. We spend hours on our makeup or at least looking better than we normally do, take photos under certain light, choose one out of the 73 photos we took to edit, throw a filter on, and then finally, we post it. But for what? Just to receive likes on IG. LIKES. IG likes to confirm how bomb af we’re looking. Just to boost our own self-esteem.

Hold on… I’m getting a bit off topic here.

Katie and I became FB friends 2 years ago! Guess that means we’ve officially been friends for 2 years. Even if we were friends a few months before we added each other.

I’d like to think I’m writing this post to celebrate our FB Friendversary… I mean, I did because I thought it was a cute notification from FB. But I know that was not my full intent. 😛

I’ll stop rambling now. Thank you for reading!

Sincerely,

Jennie


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