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Hello world, long time no chat.
Today as I sat switching back and forth from twitter, snapchat, facebook, instagram, and the new and uprising Yik Yak I thought to myself, ‘How much more productive could I be without these things. How much more happy could I be?’. So one by one I deleted all of them. I want to see how long, and how much of a difference I can see within myself without the negativity and waste of time spent on these sites.
In today’s society I believe that we are too wrapped up in our own pretend world that we often fail to realize what the real issues are around us. Social media has caused a HUGE change in today’s world. Though we all love technology and all the benefits and convenience it has brought upon us, have we, as the next generation, really taken things too far?
On a website I stumbled across, called Businessgrow.com, Mr. Gladwell makes a valid statement saying that social media is creating a bunch of cowards. I could not agree with him anymore. The more we find ourselves drowning in a pool of social media frenzy the more anti social we become. I being one of those people. I speak for myself and I am sure many others as well, when I say that social media has brought down our social skills. We find it easier to communicate through a text or inta messaging app rather than a phone call or in person. It’s quite pathetic actaully and frankly worries me a little that when it comes time to find our place in this world other than sticking our nose in our phones we won’t have any where to go. It’s important for us to understand that there is more to life than what we get caught up in and the quicker we learn that the better off we’ll be and I think we need to start with weening ourselves off social media sites.

http://www.businessesgrow.com/2010/10/10/is-social-media-creating-a-generation-of-cowards/

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