Hey hey hey! Hope everyone is having a somewhat interesting week thus far? So as you read, i want to discuss social media. Some of these things i type i have are thoughts that go through my head and conversations i have with my self.
Social media -flickr, facebook, bbm, whatsapp, instagram, keek, kik, googleplus, googlehangout, msn, reddit, tumblr, skype, twitter,etc you catch my drift? In this day and age you can even link all your accounts. While social media is a stupendous blessing, i have come to notice that people have no filter or boundaries.
I am talking about oversharing. I logged onto facebook as usual in one of my bored moments. I noticed a friend had put up a picture of her son in the hospital hooked onto stuff. He was obviously sick but was that a picture that you have been shared with the world while he was in the hospital? I see people put up funeral pictures, casket pictures and i wonder. I also have friends who i dont call simply because i read their timelines and i get a sense of their state of mind. So no point in sending any correspondence.
Then there are those who share pictures when they get on the plane, off the plane, enter the lounge, food they ate or are eating etc. Is it to prove to the world that you are jetsetting or is it to get the likes? Or are these likes giving these people the validation they need in their everyday lives? Or have we gotten to the point that we need heavy external doses of validation? People get upset when you dont make them your bb display picture on their birthdays etc. Before a couple gets the chance to post their own wedding pictures, someone else has posted them all over facebook.
The issue that promoted this topic really was a newborn that was found around abule egba in Lagos. People took pictures of the baby @ 10am and the baby was there till 5pm when child welfare services showed up. Have we become soo desensitised that we leave a newborn to die but take its pictures? Sorry but what is the point in taking the pictures? To show the world? Or like people who take pictures of accidents, if you arent going to help what are you lingering for? I have been in a war zone, i have seen death and many tragic things, the least i do is say a prayer. I would hope if i was in an accident someone would help me as opposed to taking my picture to send it out on social media.
Does someone need to teach social media etiquette? I am sure theres a market for it.
I might break my one post a day rule. I believe its easier to follow one train of thought in every post. Thats if i am not busy taking selfies in the shower-pun intended.
To the commenter who wanted to know how to measure water, either use the water bottle from bottled water to check or think about 8 normal (note not orobo) glasses make about 2 litres. A normal cup is about 8 ounces.
Skipping yoga today, my body is paining me. Will go walking instead, maybe i will trek to Buckingham palace as per exercise…i am sure its real far. Lmao. Enjoy your week.