It has been known, right from the beginning, that social media was intended to be addictive. I mean, think about it. Imagine waking up to your feed and seeing that little red indicator over the alert menu that says “100+”. Isn’t that fun? It means that lots of people care about what you posted.
Or maybe that notification for a direct message is from that girl/boy you like who finally decided to contact you. How does that sound, eh? Eh? Eh?
Now, that’s no bad thing per se. If you earn success, then you have every right to be happy about it! But it’s not that simple, is it?
Why do many famous people, children especially, develop problems later in life when, for some reason, the spotlight shifts away from them? It may return to them later, but sometimes it won’t. They’re not ready for this, and the consequences are depression, nihilism or other mental disorders.
The solution is obvious: give yourself a solid grounding, spiritual, psychological and philosophical. You would think that social media is an antidote to its own problems - after all, I have learned more than a few things about the psyche because I’m on social media. But alas, this doesn’t happen as often as we would like, especially among teens.
Social media, particularly on mobile devices, is causing serious problems among kids and adults alike. They are so obsessed and engrossed with it that their normal lives suffer because of it.
Then there are the privacy concerns. This is so topical right now that it’s not worth going over it. Suffice to say that if you put private information on SM, it’s your fault. Nobody forced you. Did they trick you? Yes, possibly. But, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Vine was different. It was refreshing, positive, friendly, inspirational, motivational, funny and connected. And so if someone annoys you, what do you do? You ignore them. It was just not worth arguing with people, because the benefits that Vine brought to us were that great.
No wonder that so many people loved Vine, and no wonder that so many people cannot wait for v2 to launch.
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