“I’m like do it for the gram ho, do it for the gram ho.”- meek mill.
I have a love/hate relationship with social media as a millennial. It’s such a great resource, great networking tool, and obviously a great way to get the word out about things I need masses of people to know about. But I hate when people use it for dumb shiz. Or overuse it. Or try to use it as a supplement for getting out there in the world and actually meeting people. Or just get on my nerves.
Let me explain what I mean.
I love Instagram.
Maybe a funny video here and there.
Sometimes someone catches the best sunset on their iPhone or share an important life milestone, like getting married.
I digs that.
But I hate it when I see girls doing videos of themselves just making a bunch of faces with music playing in the background because they think its cute. Or when someone posts three+ pictures from the same bunch of selfies in a row. And don’t even get me started on when people post the one pic with the three different poses.
I get it; you were feeling yourself.
But save it for yourself, or for bae.
Don’t have a bae? Well how about potential bae?
Simply put, we don’t need all that.
Moving right along….
I love Twitter.
For pretty much the same reasons, except for instead of pictures, it may be a funny little quote or positive tidbit from someone’s day.
But I hate it when people give their daily itinerary.
I’m sorry, but I don’t really care that you’re going to the mall and then you went to the bathroom and then you went to visit your grandma.
Use those 140 characters for some substance…or at least something funny!
I hate Snapchat.
Because people will give 3 seconds of themselves smoking weed….like 4 different times in their story…maybe change the background music, but that’s it.
Like why in the world do you think someone cares about that?
I mean we all post stuff people will never actually care about.
That definitely goes to the bottom of the list.
I don’t have a Snapchat personally because I already feel a little too connected but I’ll lean over my boyfriend’s shoulder to watch the ones that come up on his account; often disappointing.
I hate Facebook.
Because people think it’s a diary.
When you’re going through something in your life, it’s okay to vent.
I get it.
But some things are not for your thousands of friends to know.
Sometimes you just need to make a post and save it as a draft or something before you put it out there and can’t take it back.
You don’t have to spill your tea ALL the time.
Save yourself a sip or two at least.
I’ll literally scroll through an endless amount of posts that range from motivational quotes to the latest baby mama/baby daddy drama; both interesting but I’d rather see more of one than the other.
(yes, I’m talking about more baby mama drama lol I’m kidding)
Social media is designed to build and keep connections that you may not otherwise have. Its not really supposed to be about showing yourself off, which is how most people use it.
“Look at me, I’m in the car.”
“Look at me, I’m in the mirror.”
“Look at me, I’m not doing anything but I still want you to look.“
This is what we know, so this is what we do; me included.
(I’m not ashamed of the car selfies you might find on my Instagram. *shrugs*)
Most people will probably say, “If you don’t wanna see it, don’t look.”
“If you don’t wanna see that, unfriend them.”
But I guess I’m just waiting for that one time where the person actually posts something I like; anticipating something positive.
Long story short: keep showing the cool stuff but please, spare me your life story and selfie photo collage.