Do you ever find yourself scrolling through social media and just thinking, ‘fuck this’?
I mean, can this really be it now? Is this what social media has become? And sadly, it aint gonna change or go away, like the fad of re-enacting the Tango advert, or that fucking Crazy Frog ringtone.
Social media gets more overcrowded and full of shit every day. People knowingly trolling others, people getting up in arms at pretty much every bastard thing that hits the Internet, and my god, don’t get me started on the spoilers for every single TV show or movie you’ve yet to see – I shake my angry fist at you Twitter!
I am SO over talking about Brexit, and seeing pictures of Teresa May as she dodges another question, or Jeremy Corbyn acting more like a slightly tee’d off vicar than the leader of anything. And to make matters worse, we actually have a reality TV star as President of the United States!
But fuck it – it’s done. People were obviously too busy moaning and posting memes on Twitter rather than getting out and voting for something. There’s no going back on that now. And yes, the world may well be in a shit situation, but we have to learn to get through it.
The best thing we can do now is stick up for each other and teach people younger than us not to be stupid arseholes.
I loved Twitter, but now it really is a minefield of anger, uproar and ugly comments. I guess we could all just delete the bastard and be free of it… But we’re all far too addicted to do that. Deleting the dating apps was hard enough for me – but that’s a whole other traumatic story!
So let’s try and look beyond all the angry, passive aggressive shite, and just use social media for what it is – to keep in touch with the friends we’ve found and the people that we find amusing.
It’s always good to be reminded – as informative, funny, or compelling as it all can be – that social media is NOT your real life, and that you CAN live without it.
Switch it off for a while and get back to yourself for a bit.
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