Is social media taking over your life?

This is what my morning routine is like…

… and I can’t help but notice that this is an all too common story. With the plethora of technology and social networking sites available these days, technology has more or less taken over our lives!

Do you remember what life was like before Twitter or Facebook?

My first experience with social networking was via Friendster back in 2004, which for the record doesn’t even exist anymore! And then came along Orkut, Facebook, Twitter and finally Google Plus. The only one that I personally like is Twitter. Facebook was fun at first but then i grew up and it lost its charm and to be honest I have no interest in visiting farms!

Don’t get me wrong, I think social media is wonderful because it gives power to the ordinary man to be heard and yadayadaya but that was before celebrities started getting twitter and my whole timeline got filled with crap about them! Honestly, WHO THE HELL CARES!? Apparently, a lot of people!

I’ve met some really wonderful people through twitter and I am really glad that I joined it! However, you can’t let social media take over your life! Just yesterday I was reading a blog by someone you could call a moderately famous blogger and they stated that people are breaking up over social media. That is something my 18 year old self could have totally related to but my 24 year old self fails to comprehend it. What the…

Moreover, people complain that others gossip about them based on what they have said on Facebook/Twitter. Either don’t say it or just don’t care about what others have to say because people say a lot of things. I’ve never been the one to hide my feelings and I am usually very open about how I feel, if I feel like telling my friends I love them then I will just do it on Facebook or wherever. People can think whatever the hell they want but telling people that you want to hump them on their Facebook wall is what I would classify as going a little overboard but HEY! to each their own. If you feel like doing it, just do it, as long as you are not implicating others or hurting others. As I always say, screw morality and society because if you can’t be nice and understanding towards other human beings then what good is a sense of morality and righteousness?

So leave me a comment letting me know what your morning rituals are like and if social networking is a part of it!

9 thoughts on “Is social media taking over your life?

  1. LOL this is close!

    Stumble to the kitchen and MAKE COFFEE
    Feed the cat
    NaNoWriMo writing (at least for November)

    SHuffle these up regularly and repeat a few times and THEN hit the shower.

    • how is your NaNoWriMo writing coming along? I must admit that I have not been disciplined enough to keep up with my daily target. UGH!

      • Took me a bit of catch up, but I finally got back to ‘break even’ point yesterday. I have another 1000 words or so to do today. It’s been a little tough at times, but I think there’s a glimmer of light at the end of the NaNo tunnel 🙂

        I’m ‘cheating’ a bit, too. I’m including my blog posts. I figure if all else fails, I can write a scene where one of my characters is a blogger, and this is the stuff she writes about! LOL

        Hang in there! 🙂

  2. hahaa soo true

    hit the snooze button
    roll over grab my phone

    Embarrassed to admit it but twitter is my daily news source. I agree that social media is wayyy out of control. It’s developed into something we can’t live without

    • Yes! It’s become one of my main sources of news and celebrity gossip 😛
      Recently, I have started checking wordpress obsessively too! 😉

  3. I’m extremely sad to say THIS is my routine…. I can’t help it…. with this new generation of technology, I’m just a terrible terrible person. But I do get BORED of this lifestyle so I read a book which tends to not work out either since I get even MORE bored. Thus, to the third step…. Piano 😀 Not really sure if you play any instruments but that’s my routine! 🙂

    • Hey Pat!

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving so many comments 😛 I really appreciate that and did I mention it was a great way to kick start my morning?:D

      I, unsuccessfully, tried the guitar but I can’t play it to save my life!

      I have always wondered about this so I will ask you, how do you feel when you can play an instrument well? Is it fun or is it calming?

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