Sure, everyone likes their share of photos and leaving plenty of well-meaning comments, thrown around with an abundance of emojis and share full of inspirational quotes. Sadly, they haven't experienced life with friends in a while. Many people feel discouraged, lonely and frustrated because they know that talking on social media isn't enough, but they also can't let go. We sometimes don't even realise it. I've noticed that nowadays, we keep our heads down, eyes glued to our phones, afraid if we don’t, we’ll miss out on something. Social media has altered "friendship", and to be honest I never really talk about it, but it actually has made me sad. It makes me sad because many lives have destroyed because of social media but we can't do anything about it or can we?
Social media makes us feel like we know people better than we do. Let’s get one thing straight. Liking someone’s photos on Instagram does not mean a friendship’s made. Genuine relationships take time and communication, preferably face-to-face. Friendships are about more than a like or retweet .While social media may help us keep up with friends especially those who live far away, it can’t replace personal communication and shared experience. You can only intimately get to know someone through spending time with them in person, not solely online.
To say social media has an entirely negative impact on families and friends nowadays is not true. Social media is useful in many ways, but if we use it unwisely, this is when trouble start to strike. Social media is also a fantastic tool for networking, communications, raising awareness and marketing. We can use it widely and promote it to clients and students. However, social media does have a dangerous side. With fake profiles and information, we should always be careful what we do on these sites. Choose your friends wisely and don't accept a friend request from a stranger immediately. I also think that we should be careful with what we post because what we post can also be reposted by someone else. We should always remember that social media isn’t harmful. It's just the way we use it that makes it so.