I've been exercising and staying active, but I still manage to feel sad and depressed for some reason on my social media, including G@G at times. I don't know what it is but sometimes I have trouble staying happy. I know some of you are going to be like "it's just a website go do something instead of moping", but I want to know if anybody else has ever felt this way about social media. It can be any social media: Facebook, Twitter, or even G@G.
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, of course it's normal. :) My field is computer science, so it's my job to know the usefulness of computer systems --- including the Internet and how it can connect people --- but you have to know their limitations and pitfalls too.
One of the ways that we were taught to think about this technology is that it's like the ancient "gift of fire": computer tech, the Internet, social media, etc. can be immensely powerful/useful, but also very dangerous if people don't use it correctly or go about it properly and protect themselves from its dangers. They can provide you with a lot of information and news, but also a lot of misinformation and lies that get inside people's heads. They can connect you to good people, but also a LOT of bad people. You can download useful programs... or get stuck with a virus or other malware.
The Internet/social media is a place that often enables trashy people and trashy opinions to proliferate; it's just the current nature of the medium. Kids and teens today suffer from bullying that older people never had to go through, because of social media. In the old days, if you were bullied at school, you could escape it at the end of the school day and go home. But now, with everyone so connected online all the time, sometimes there is no escape 24/7.
My advice to you is indeed to take a breather away from social media when you can. Remember that, for how far we've come, social media and the Internet are still a VIRTUAL reality; we as people need something more substantial and real and physical in our lives than that. Social media and Internet can really distort your sense of reality. I've noticed that coming across good and kind people in real life, in person, takes away a lot of the discouragement that I sometimes get from seeing the trash that is posted online. :) So indeed, try to do something else if you need to. Hope this helps. :)2
Most Helpful Girl
Social media ( all forms) is toxic. And yes its about convincing people to accept something or push a certain lifestyle. Like the whole Bodybuilding trend right now. You either feel jealous, angey, worthless, less than, not up to par.
Thats why you limit the time your own social media outlets.1