“If you’re bad, I’ll be bad to you. If you’re good, I’ll be good to you.” This famous phrase by General Patton has been said thousands of times on social media over the years.
If you’re a good person, then you’re fair game. If you post something bad online, then the amount of people on your friend’s list that will unfriend you will go through the roof.
If you are trying to improve yourself, then there is no room for that.
That’s why there’s so much tension at work, the companies take advantage of it by running adverts that encourage you to buy more stuff.
Companies are using the customer service to sell stuff
“Call American Airlines, then go to a hotel. It’s free.” That was the official slogan of American Airlines back in 2009, now, you can literally put that on your Facebook profile and call them for advice.
As soon as you get through to an actual person, you are handed a questionnaire, which they’ll send off to an agency and they will then make you a webinar, or whatever it is that they want to put on your profile.
Now, American Airlines are an actual profitable company that don’t have to rely on the social platform for their income.
In fact, the amount of money that they’re making on social media is enough to make it the highest grossing division of the company.
Social media makes people shameful
“No one wants to be a coward.” This is a comment that has been attributed to the late Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates invented social media but they weren’t the inventors of shame, they invented self promotion, they invented hero worship.
They are the heroes, the people we want to be like and that’s why there’s so much competition amongst us to make sure that our lives are “perfect” and that we’re never as good as Steve or Bill.
Social media is preventing the fact that people are getting a life
“I want people to be able to see what I see. I don’t want them to wonder.” This comment was made by Steven Spielberg.
It is hard to get a life when everything that you do is online, when every second of every day is recorded and placed on your social media profile.
This makes life incredibly dull, and makes you feel like a tiny cog in a big machine. We shouldn’t feel like this.
We should be able to do what we want to do, when we want to do it and that should be everyone’s right.
Social media is ruining society
“One of the great crimes of the 20th century is that the electronic media has taught people that other people’s private lives are no one else’s business.”
This statement was made by Alan Moore, a writer and illustrator that died in 2009.
What he is trying to say is that it shouldn’t matter if someone posts a video of their kid on YouTube, it’s your life and your business.
This is where we have gone wrong in society, it’s your business what you do in your bedroom, but it’s not my business.
That’s why we have so much criticism against celebrities who share private footage on social media, it doesn’t do anyone any good.
Social media is destroying a generation
“We kill people just because they look at funny pictures on the internet.” This is an unverified comment, but it was made by Kathy Griffin, which is pretty serious.
When you’re on social media you can’t control how others react to what you post.
If you post an offensive tweet then there will always be someone that can take offense to it.
You can’t control that and that makes people afraid. It makes them paranoid.
People are living In fear
“I live in a prison, and I don’t even know how I got here.” This comment was made by JK Rowling, who is a successful author.
It is kind of sad that people are living in fear, that they are living under a blanket of censorship.
Social media is giving too much power to people.
It’s making us feel that we can’t say anything without the whole world and their mothers being on our case.
Our lives have become wasting
“I can’t even get excited about posting a boring thought I had.” This is one of my favourite quotes ever.
It really sums up the state of modern day society, it’s absolutely true.
We spend so much time on social media that we’re not even happy about it anymore.
We’re just wasting our lives away. We need to be enjoying ourselves.
We’re the generation that will shape the world, and if we aren’t happy then we’re not fit to do it.
It’s not a waste
“We all need to realise that social media is not just some kind of morbid freakshow that needs to be loosed on the world. Social media is the internet.”
Nobody’s life should be defined by the internet. I believe that social media is a blessing and can be a force for good in society.
People should be able to use it to help others and find out things they didn’t know before. That’s all good.
It’s a part of society
“If you want a dream you must make the most of your life, be successful and make a difference.”
To sum it up, social media isn’t bad. It’s the greatest technology in the world.
The information that you can find on social media is amazing, and if used correctly, it can give anyone a voice.
It’s never too late to make the most of your life.