Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Being a child of the social media surge.

This might seem like I'm talking about nothing, or maybe I am. I'm talking about the power that the internet and more specifically social media has affected us all. You'll notice the Social Santa this Christmas. Your mum playing Candy Crush on her phone asking friends for lives, your brothers and sisters on Facebook and Snapchat, your younger cousin on Instagram. Well, hey, perhaps your Gramps is trying to get on twitter and 'doesn't bloody understand this pile of ****'. 

What I'm trying to say here is well. There's a lot of controversy around about how the internet is changing all of us, how we're interacting as humans and how there's two sides of us. I think the push of social media, especially blogging helped me become who I am today. Not to say I was someone else, but I was always stuck in my shell, and it helped talking to people online and learning that I've been able to become a confident person all around. 

I was a youngster when I started by playing Neopets and Habbo hotel along with having my own Piczo site. It grew from there, I had Myspace, Bebo, Twitter, Tumblr onto Facebook and Pinterest and now Blogger. I've been here to go through all the major breakthroughs of social media. I made some of my best friends through social media by having similar interests. Some live half way across the world and I talk to every other day, some I see that live an hour away. I just think people need to stop being so serious on how they think people are going to perceive them and if you're just yourself people will see that. 

"but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."  - Roald Dahl.



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