Thursday, February 11, 2016

Social Media...good and bad...

Social media is a wonderful thing.  It's amazing all the things you can do.  Friends and family to stay in contact with.  The transitions have been interesting. From My Space, to Facebook, to blogging, to Twitter, to Tumblr, to Instagram, to Snapchat. I tried Tumblr. (Me, not so much.) I believe it's the young people creating, adults following so the young have to continually create something new. Who wants adults to follow?  However, social media also gets out of control.   I'm bumfuzzled as to the ways people use social media to hurt others. Majority of the time justifying behavior. Sneaking around communicating in private should be a red flag to at least one party involved.  What kind of person would do this?  There is a reason.  A reason they use, once again, to justify their behavior.   In reality there is no excuse....

Then the whole bullying phenomenon.  Being a teenager is a different world than when I was in the 80's.  We passed notes.  Notes that maybe 5 people would read.  The Internet can change person's life. Forever haunting mistakes made as a young person.

Personally I'm glad there was no social media, nor cell phones.  We were more innocent to the evils of the present world.

Watch my blog for post about this.  Probably my longest ever.  I'm almost at my 50,000 mark and this will help.