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If Social Media Didn’t Exist

#IfSocialMediaDidn’tExist trended a while ago on Twitter. I jumped on that hashtag, eager to see people bashing social media (ironically on social media). If social media didn’t exist we would be less depressed, have less anxiety because it would be harder to FOMO. Kids wouldn’t have to ask their parents to get off their phones and parents wouldn’t have to worry about their kids online. Well, maybe they would but not as much.

If social media didn’t exist…

On the other hand…

If social media didn’t exist it would be a lot harder to share my posts. It would be harder to network as a remote worker. I wouldn’t have been recommended to speak at Cincy Startup Week.

Oh, that’s deep

Are you still on social media? Which networks do you use? Are there one’s you’re specifically against? Let me know in the comments below!


Featured Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash

2 comments

  1. I’m almost 80 and interested in how older people use social media. Blogging is popular largely for the social interaction. Also, it’s a slower, quieter, less intrusive medium. Me, I blog, have started podcasting, go light on Twitter, rarely use instagram. But my publisher says I must get another Facebook page for when my new book comes out. I left in a rage but miss family updates and certain information.

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ve heard that publishers require you have a platform in order to publish a book. I think it proves exactly what social media is: a marketing platform. Goodbye social connections and personal friendships. It’s all about the ads, how much data you can get on your audiences, and who you can sell to next.
      That’s awesome you have a book coming out! Let me know how it goes. 🙂

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