Monday, June 3, 2013

Dear Social Media Addicts

We all like to think our sanity and self-control persists despite an overuse of social media.

Did your suite mate unfollow you on Twitter? Don't overthink it. Her unfollow doesn't necessarily mean your friendship is invalid. Perhaps your tweets have simply overpowered her feed, or perhaps you don't tweet enough. Have you ever considered the fact that it's not all about you? Maybe she's going through a rough time and wants a virtual disconnection from her established bubble of tweeting peers. Whatever you do, don't you dare call her up at 2:30am to yell at her for unfollowing you. She'll think you're loca.

scroll. click. scroll. refresh. repeat. uh-oh don't let anyone watch you kill the refresh button.

 close tab. reopen recently closed tab. close tab. reopen same tab. This is an even worse habit.

Your recurring social media binges are significant. The content you imbibe habitually affects you, especially your psyche. Avoid negativity unless you want to spur your own negative, cynical spirit.
Don't let extremism evoke resulting extremist nature from your own self. Evade the perusal of your peers banal quotidian sentiments if their content bears the nature of artificial sugar or corrosive acid. Know who your friends are. De-friending, unfollowing, deleting, and eliminating from the face of your cyber sphere is a form of internet catharsis. Allow yourself to reduce the number of parasitic relationships you incur. You have no use for someone's useless thoughts? It's okay. Click responsibly. There is no need to continue to Like what you secretly dislike, no need to favorite that Tweet which you have no respect for.

Eliminate FOMO {Fear of Missing Out} by choosing your social following consciously.