To be completely honest with myself, I really miss “Social Media”. I simly don’t care for what the majority of it has evolved into – “Post Everyday About How Everyone Is Wrong About Everything Media”.
I get it. Everyone with a social media page has the right (within any given platform’s policies) to post as they see fit. I’m not trying to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do or say. Not my job.
But it all gets repetitive and quite frankly boring whenever I do look at it and the overwhelming majority is politics, protest, and condemnation. I commend Facebook for the “Hide All From”, “Unfollow”, and “Snooze” features – these things really help with the decluttering process. But the fact is algorithms and programs have no way to “fix” the true issue – human behavior.
Everyone has opinions, and everyone wants to be heard. My only wish is that those who are compelled to post daily and hourly about “hot button” topics would consider the word “social”. And to be honest, I started with myself some time ago with one simple thought to keep myself in check: “would I speak at length and in this manner if this were a party or family outing?” If my answer is “no”, or if I have to even give it more thought or consideration to arrive at the answer, I tend to not post.
Again, I’m not trying to “guilt” anyone, or try to tell anyone how to behave. I only wish we could bring the Social back to Social Media.
Just My Thoughts…