Yes, this is going to get very deep but I think people need to open their eyes as to what's happening to this world.
Facebook started off as a tool to communicate with friends and family. To share photos with them and inform them of what you were doing in your lives. I can't have been the only one to notice that this has completely now spiralled out of control.
They've now developed Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Whatsapp you name it. They've created it.
This isn't a rant about how we need to stop using it. This is a rant about how we need to OPEN OUR EYES and realise this is NOT reality.
You may be sharing real life pictures with people and commenting on pictures of your real life friends. But the ability to create a second identity with these media's is becoming ridiculous.
Filters- they make you look fake. They aren't you. Trying to make yourself look better and 'fit in' by adding a ludwig filter to your face isn't going to make you look any different in real life and people already know you don't look like that. Why are you trying to make yourself look better?? Can't you accept who you are an upload an NON EDITED picture.
I can't help but notice relationships are also becoming ruined by social media. Girls especially, can't lie, I have been guilty of this until I opened my eyes. It's a picture, if he likes it he appreciates it WE CANNOT STOP THAT, same with us, we like photos of attractive men. For goodness sake we can now track the boys on a map using Snapchat. This goes beyond the casual stalking of an Instagram page. Why is this being allowed to happen. Privacy doesn't exist anymore.
Crap he's in a McDonalds parking lot he must be cheating on me *opens girl group chat to have a good old bitching session about that and everything else he did*.
'He liked this girl Mary's photo on Instagram 2 months ago. Pretty sure they dated in year 7 quick let's chop his balls off'
Come on we're better than this surely.
I can't believe what this world is coming to.
Why does it matter how many you get? You need clarification? For what?
'I need people to know I'm beautiful, and I want to be told every time I upload that filtered selfie'
Maybe you don't openly say it but it's true isn't it.
We care too much, me included.
Popularity depending on followers and likes. How many people who follow you do you actually know? :') those people with 1K. Unless you're someone famous how did you manage that huh? How many are your friends and how many did you just let in because 'oooh if I leave my account off private for a bit more time people will find me'....
And even worse...the apps that now allow you to BUY this kinda stuff. Buy more followers and likes. Buy clarification from others.
I'm 18 and I think if I can see this everyone else must be able to as well I cannot be the only one. I have recently been panicking because my boyfriend liked a picture of an ex from years ago. They went out for a month. I have recently woken up to how pathetic I have been over this and after looking through this site. I have realised the amount of relationship and dating questions being asked revolving around activity on social media, and what a like means.
I'm telling you now. It's not real life. A like means nothing. I'm trained to double tap everything that catches my eye on Instagram. It's a habit.
We're being torn apart by social media. I personally believe it should go back to how it was. Facebook for a good old catch up and the odd uploaded photo. Instagram- I'd rather go back to seeing what you ate for lunch that seeing cleavage and butt's all over my feed not gonna lie.
Snapchat- Get rid of streaks. People need to stop crying over the loss of a number. Get rid of that map, nobody wants to know where you are it arouses suspicion and it's pointless.
I don't want hate. It's just my personal opinion, and I would like you to share yours below :)