I hate social media
I use it, but I hate it. I use it because I'm either out of job or everyone else is using it. This world - my world - communicates thru Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Whatsapp. My kids update me on their lives using timelines. Future employers desperately want to check me out on my social profiles before they hire me, or so I'm told. Why can't I be just that guy that's good at filling in the blanks?
I hate it because it's time consuming, never on topic, distracting, and untrustworthy. It's a cacophony of echoing thoughts, brought into resonance by professional content creators, who aim for a lot but not for the truth.
But most of all I hate it because it's like being in school again. That place where I wasn't with any group, yet still defending the validity of my existence. Social media is essentially about the bees, the wannabees and the nobodees. And I am none of these.
p.s. It also stinks that social media is all about imagery.
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