I often think about social media as a mean to express yourself through opinions, facts, and ext. But I also think about if social media did not exist. What would our businesses and world look like without this platform to help? Could people actually go an hour without pulling out there phone to check there snapchat story or twitter feed? The answer is probably not.
As I am out in public, I try to observe how many people are on there phones. As of lately, it has been ridiculous at the amount of people on their phones. For example, I was at a coffee shop and noticed a group of friends sitting at the table next to me. Normally when you go to a coffee shop with friends, you are there to drink coffee and have conversations. All four of the friends were on there phones literally the whole time, barely talking to each other. It is as if once you are on your device, you are in a different world where nothing around you matters. It is as scary thought if you ask me.
It worries me that my generation has grown up with all this technology and social media because we can’t forget about the life around us. Having conversations with people, getting outside, enjoying life without always having a tablet or mobile device on you, are aspects that are slowly going extinct. I hope that as my generation gets older, we do not get caught up too much in the technology craze.