Is Social Media making us miserable?

Idle blogs of an idle fellow

Social media, as with having children, you have to ask, what the hell did we do before? Presumably we whittled sticks, recorded TOTP on video compilations and skipped through the long grass?

‘I’ve left Facebook’ is greeted initially with shock, laced with considerable disbelief. And that’s before you’ve even told anyone. Ironically it might be your most popular update, that you’ll never get to see. There’s a stubbornness to it; like leaving a great party early, albeit a party at which people are sharing photos of food, children and fierce political party allegiances. And clips of dogs falling off bar stools. It must be that which keeps us all there. The dogs I mean.

Social media is a strange place that demands revisiting like an itch that’s impossible to locate. We are certainly addicted. If someone was checking for their car keys with such frequency they’d be advised to seek…

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4 thoughts on “Is Social Media making us miserable?

  1. Completely agree. I’m almost trapped with having a Facebook account purely to keep in touch with the local parent mafia. As the kids grow up though, the need to include any of them is diminishing though. Saying that though – I have always been the rebel in the group – with all these friends from “the internet” that none of them understand, or can comprehend 🙂 p.s. hello you 😉

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