NOTE: I do not think I'm superior or smarter than others because I don't use mainstream social media sites. And I'm aware that many others don't have some social media stuff too.
For a while now, I've never really cared for social media stuff. At least the mainstream ones, like I mentioned in my title. I have tried to get a few accounts but I noticed something. They're all basically the same thing but with a slightly different thing.
Literally, if you think about it, they have plenty of similarities that make these sites practically the same.
- all you do is upload pictures or videos
- you can comment on said videos/pictures
- you can like,dislike,or share stuff
- ",following" someone
Now, here are a few reasons why I don't like social media (reasons originally published at Just Freaking Haasome):
Selfies: Instagram’s #SelfieSunday isn’t innately bad. One or two pictures of oneself every couple of weeks does not mean one has Selfitis–that happens when that number exceeds four or five a day. I don’t know why people think they live in a world where others want to see twenty nearly identical photos of someone’s face taken in a public restroom.
Creepers: The unfortunate aspect of blocking someone is that it doesn’t really protect one from the creeper viewing the profile from a different account or by way of a proxy. Anything posted on the web is public, regardless of private settings. If someone really wants to read your statuses, watch your vines or peruse your Instagram photos, having a private profile isn’t definitely going to prevent him from doing so, which is sort of a bummer.
Obligatory Follow/Friend: “Hey, why don’t you follow me on Twitter?” People have straight up asked me this, usually in a public setting, surrounded by mutual friends. In such a situation, I can’t just explain that I don’t want to read about them having the worst job ever or the best mommy in the whole wide world or three yummy meals a day. Instead, I must force a laugh, smile and say, “Oh, golly! I don’t follow you? What! I swear I did. Crazy.” Then, in front of god and everybody, I must slowly tap the “Follow” button on the person’s profile. Twitter and Facebook both have a form of a mute button that keeps certain people’s tweets or status updates off one’s feed.
TMI: I shouldn’t know every intimate detail of someone’s life.
Fights: Not sure why people feel the need to hash it out where everyone can see. With Facebook Messenger, Twitter’s Direct Messaging, texting and good old-fashioned email, there is absolutely no need to get into it in the comments or mentions, but people do anyway.
TL:DR,To me,all social media website seem to be the same idea,b ut with something slightly different.