Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Social Media Slump

Lately I've found myself getting over social media, namely Twitter and Facebook, but really what else is there. The reason I believe this is due to overexposure to what people are thinking and feeling and even the aspects of Twitter and Facebook I found appealing are now beginning to grate. I'll give you a few examples of things on Twitter and Facebook that are becoming annoying:-

- I like jokes on twitter, what I don't like is the same jokes over and over again, retweeted over and over and tweeted by multiple people trying to pass them off as their own.

- I like hearing about current events, what I don't like is every single person retweeting and saying the same things over and over for the next 2 days about the same event and tweeting every single tidbit that they find out said current event.

- I like witty conversations between people, what I don't like is people using twitter to have conversations they could have over chat or sms, that have no need for the public forum such as Twitter or Facebook.

- I can accept someone complaining about something going on like a power outage or pothole, but doing it every day, do we need to know? Do we care?

- What is up with sad face tweets and fb statuses, either do a whole tweet saying what the issue is or keep your emoticons to yourself, or actually just keep your emoticons to yourself.

I know the rational response is, it is who you follow and bla bla bla, but I find nearly everyone does this stuff, which leads me to believe this social media lark is just not worth it.

Till next time in Waseem world.

1 comment:

bb_aisha said...

I find taking a break for 2-3 days helps. Maybe a week. Both FB & Twitter are useful tools for me as a journalist, so I won't deactivate.

But a break from the noise helps.

What irks me is obnoxious self-praise/branding.