Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Social Media provides its users with unique advantages and privileges, not the least of which include anonymity, the ability to communicate with a wide audience, new creative platforms, and opportunities for innovation. Huge upsides, for sure, yet growing discussion points to the changes that internet culture has wreaked on traditional society. Collectively, we wonder how our attraction to the internet lifestyle has affected us or, as some science suggests, altered us. By replacing IRL communication with internet interaction, it is unclear what, if anything, we are sacrificing.
The Six-Word community is very vocal on the subject of Social Media and its effects on daily life. The memoirs below discuss both the benefits and drawbacks of this new type of communication that, regardless of whether we embrace or reject it, is here to stay.
Some in the social media aren’t.
Social media: lightning communication, silent people.
VIVA LA RESISTANCE! Resisting Social Media.
Oh God! My mother’s on Facebook!
Unfriended aunt, not social media responsible.
Discovering childhood favorites on YouTube: Priceless!
Watching myself on YouTube. How liberating.
Lonelier since advent of social media.
Texting? Emailing? Twittering? Sending postcards instead.
Leave me alone. I’m social media-ing.
Tumblr is fixed; life can resume.
Have created a curriculum on YouTube.
Social media break; learned a lot.
Joan, “Explain to me the Twitter.”
Twitter: judged by content of characters.
My mortifying moment, posted on YouTube.
Was valedictorian until I discovered YouTube.
Deer in headlights of social media.
Social Media has changed my life!
Social media: more media than social.
Divorcing from all social media: #hardestthingever.
Social media can create social monsters.
Twitter: Brevity doesn’t protect against dullness.
Pope goes Twitterish. Good luck, dude.
Refresh twitter; need to refresh life!
Social media makes me feel antisocial.
Social media, you’ve sucked me in.
Can we be just Facebook friends?