Social Media provides its users with unique advantages and privileges, not the least of which include anonymity, the ability to communicate with a wide audience, new creative platforms, and opportunities for innovation. Huge upsides, for sure, yet growing discussion points to the changes that internet culture has wreaked on traditional society. Collectively, we wonder how our attraction to the internet lifestyle has affected us or, as some science suggests, altered us. By replacing IRL communication with internet interaction, it is unclear what, if anything, we are sacrificing.
The Six-Word community is very vocal on the subject of Social Media and its effects on daily life. The memoirs below discuss both the benefits and drawbacks of this new type of communication that, regardless of whether we embrace or reject it, is here to stay.
Some in the social media aren't.
Social media: lightning communication, silent people.
VIVA LA RESISTANCE! Resisting Social Media.
Oh God! My mother's on Facebook!
Unfriended aunt, not social media responsible.
Discovering childhood favorites on YouTube: Priceless!
Watching myself on YouTube. How liberating.
Lonelier since advent of social media.
Texting? Emailing? Twittering? Sending postcards instead.
Leave me alone. I'm social media-ing.
Tumblr is fixed; life can resume.
Have created a curriculum on YouTube.
Social media break; learned a lot.
Joan, "Explain to me the Twitter."