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Social Media Fatigue
Why I’m giving up social media…on the weekends.
03 . 21 . 16
Social media fatigue. Do you have it? Are you tired? Twitter turned 10 today. Does anyone else think that if it was a person he/she would look terrible for 10? More like a 50 year-old recovering drug addict that smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
Let me start out by saying that social media is an amazing platform that allows many of us to live out our dreams and share some amazing pictures with our loyal followers. However, there is a dark side.
It’s not a new idea that social media, specifically Instagram, causes anxiety. It allows people to present a curated, idealized, best self to the world.
It should be noted that some people can indulge recreationally with social media, without consequences and live happily with it, while others develop unhealthy dependencies on it. You know who you are. Partaking in the oh so sweet and venomous unhealthy stalking, distracting over-engagement, FOMO, jealousy attacks and the oh so unhealthy comparison game.
Generation Z (the oldest of whom are age 19), are starting to delete their accounts. The main reason this is occurring is an increased desire for privacy. According to The New York Times, Gen Z-ers are more aware of their digital footprint, and don’t want to get photographed in compromising positions without their knowledge or permission.
I am also craving a bit of anonymity in the era of over saturation. I am trying to take our yoga instructors advice and be present. So I am giving up social media on the weekends.
Céline designer Phoebe Philo perhaps said it best saying, “The chicest thing is when you don’t exist on Google. God, I would love to be that person!”