I spend countless hours on myphone procrastinating from homework and cleaning. Every time I hear a phonevibrate I jump on my phone to find out what it is. For me social media hasbecome very addicting it distracts me from what is in front of me. “One thingthat makes a social media cleanse so difficult is that every time we log on,every notification we get is an addictive substance. It’s just like any drug”-Kim Stolz.
I often find myself lost in myphone ,I am so engrossed in social media that I don’t even realise that otherpeople are in the room .Hours would go by and I would think I was on my phonefor a few minutes .The amounts of times I have been in a room with other peoplemy age and we sit there on our phones and instead of talking like normal peopleand having real life deep and emotional conversations .We sit on our phones ,separatelyby ourselves .When I put things up on socialmedia daily it was easy for me to start comparing my life to others. I startedto judge my life and others .I often forget the difference between actual lifeand virtual ones .Not a day goes by without me seeing a perfect picture of amodel who has a perfect body and perfect skin and hair .
The picture would getthousands of likes and the celebrity would have millions of followers .It oftendepressed me as I don’t get thousands of likes on a single picture or I don’t havemillions of followers .Little did know that it takes these celebrities 100photos to get one they half like .I have seen first-hand the effects this haveon young girls . I have watched my friends counting the calories on everythingthey eat. I have seen them starving themselves because they have a party onSaturday and they want to get a good photo for Instagram.
They want to be thinand pretty like the models. I have seen girls hung over a toilet seat aftereating a meal trying to un-eat it. They effect these celebrities have on younggirls is much greater than anyone thought. But again, its addicting we feelleft out if we didn’t see Kim Kardashian latest picture. I feel that we try toact, look and know about everything that is going on and it is addicting, andit can be too much to handle.I am constantly thinking aboutwhat am I going to post next, who will I tag in the photo, what app is going togive me the next notification. Like a drug addicted looking for his next fix ,Iam continuously thinking about the next time I will like a recent on Instagramor the next time I will open a snapchat .
I tried to go a day without going onmy phone and it was the longest day of my life .Social media is so addicting everytext , every notification , every sound, every Bing, every like, every comment,every Snapchat is like giving an alcoholic a beer .We live in a time where ifsomeone doesn’t have Facebook or a snapchat account they are considered anoutcast and are looked down upon one way or another. Social media can be highlyaddictive. According to a survey almost 90% of Facebook user felt that they cannot start their day on a good note ifthey don’t check their profile .I can confirm that this statement is true as Icannot get out of bed before I check my newsfeed on Facebook, open my snapchatson snapchats and like all my friends recent on Instagram .This istime-consuming and can often make me late and put me in trouble with my mam. Sorrymam!If my phone or laptop was taken fromme I would feel powerless as if I had lost a leg or a hand.
I would feelcompletely unease as I would not know what is going on in everyone’s life iswould not know if I am missing out on something and I would not know who ifanyone was trying to contact me. I would feel anxious and agitated.The Logical thing to do in asituation like this is to delete yourself from social media but I know fromexperience that it is hard to do so as it is addicting. Not a day goes by withoutme using my phone. I try to put my phone down to start my homework but there isalways another video to watch or a text to open .its half ten at night and I’mscrolling through my newsfeed ,I know I should go to sleep as I have to get upat six for school .
now it half three in the morning and I’m still online and I haveto get up in just over two hours .Sometimes I feel that my phone is stuck to myhand it is as if someone superglued It and I cannot let go.Social media comes in manydifferent forms but is becoming easier for it to take over our lives.
Socialmedia hand technology has come so far. We have information at our fingertips,we can talk to people from the other side of the world and it has never beeneasier to stay in touch with friends and family. Social Media along witheverything can be a blessing and a curse.
Social Media can be a scary andaddictive place. Apps and websites such as Snapchat, Facebook and Instagrammake it so much easier to communicate with people. A downside of this is whenpeople take advantage and become keyboard warriors and cyberbullies. Manypeople use social media to send mean and nasty comments to people.
They sendthem with no remorse, there is no emotion involved as the bully cannot see theeffect that they are having on their victim. This allows them to send meanerand nastier comments without thinking twice about it. I would call themkeyboard warriors as I believe that they don’t have the bravery and theconfidence to say the comments face to face and in real life. I believe thatthey are cowards if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all andespecially don’t post it on Facebook or Instagram for more people to see andblow the problem out of proportion in the words of Erin Bury “Don’t sayanything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your faceone it” .Snapchat has software that allows us to send pictures and thedisappear after 10 seconds. So, if the bulls use social media the content isgone after 10 seconds and we have no proof of the nasty and horrid messagesthat we are sent it makes us feel inferior and defeated. It is true that it hasmade connectivity and staying in touch with a friend much easier, but it hasmade cyberbullying super easy.
People find it easier to mock and ridiculeothers from behind their screens. The number of suicides has dramaticallyincrease ever since people started to use social media as it made it easier forpeople to hind behind and still make people feel terrible about themselves.This has atrocious effects on everyone in the person’s life.
Alcohol was his addiction.Everyone has an addiction and social media is mine. Social Media is websitesand applications that enable users to create and share content or toparticipate in social networking.The half opened depleted curtainsallowed a small amount of lucent light to crack through the window into thedark gloomy room. The light crept from the dusty floor, up the ragged woodentable leg until it met with an old man who sat on a cracked chair staringhopelessly into the pile of bottles which he drank during his all-nightdrinking binge wondering how he got himself into this awful state again.