Saturday, March 15, 2014
Social Media for Anti-Socials
value. What's more, everyone looks the same. In the beauty community, the brows, clothes, and poses are all the same. To add to that, now there is an element of cosmetic alterations that have young adults looking like they belong on an episode of "Real Housewives of (your city here)." They can't think that their trout pout looks natural? Do people realise that once you get breast implants, you are putting a foreign matter in your body which must be maintained as long as they are stored in the body? Such a slippery slope to fuss with so early in life. I digress.
So what's an anti social person to do? You have two choices. You either embrace the change and keep up with the Jones' or you accept that you will never be a cyber celeb, and that there will be times that will make you feel inadequate. I see these teens earning more than my local congressman who haven't a talent but along with the income, they have certain perks thrown to them for being a cyber celebrity. Let not your heart be troubled, all good things come to an end and we will be doing a "Where are they now?" a la Chris Crocker in no time. Sure, there may be another form of social media that will saturate and become the FaceBook of the decade, but think of the stress you don't have to endure by trying to keep your numbers up. You don't have to comment, rate, subscribe, edit, vlog, post, etc. anything if you don't want. I still have a land line, even though I can count the people who use it. I am better without social media. I like to sit across from someone and talk without worrying that I need to @ reply, take a pic of my food or drink, and my job isn't to be perfect. In fact, the less people know about me the better. It's okay to like one's own company. Imagine how empty life is for people whose only extension to society is via their electronic device. Think of what it must be like to rely on other people's actions to support your lifestyle. Imagine what it will be like for a vlogger to one day have to apply for a job, interview and work among real people...