Happy Social Media Day! Yes, there is a commemorative day for that. Actually, it’s a global celebration that today completes 8 years. If you think about it, is not crazy. After all, we basically live in two worlds simultaneously: the real one, and the virtual one. The virtual world is the one that helps us to escape from the real one and is a mix of social media platforms.
Thanks to social media we have our loved ones and life friends within the reach of a click. We know now what happened to old classmates we never saw again. We know who’s marrying, divorcing, having babies, dying or welcoming a new life era into this crazy world.
But social media is responsible also for the lack of personal communication between us and the people who live under our own roof. Social media is keeping us far away from our kids, our partners, our parents, and our siblings. A conversation is almost a rarity during a family meal because everybody is busy posting and eating…in that order.
Social media is the heart of the communication around the globe and there is nothing we can do to stop its accelerated and overwhelming growth. What we can do is to be conscious about its use and abuse. There is no reason why we can’t enjoy the benefits of social media and its speed, its immediate effects and its incredible flexibility to find or post content.
Every day is a learning process. Social media offers updates, tools, and developments made to facilitate our lives, not to hinder our interpersonal relationships. Itś in our hands, literally!
We carry the world in our hands, we can connect with whoever we want with a simple click, but we can also use those wonderful technological benefits only when we really need so.
Every app, every platform, and every site are there, always! We make the decision to use them or not, and how.
Let’s celebrate these great tools that modern times and technology are giving us thinking about the relationship we have with social media. We can commemorate this anniversary evaluating how healthy or not is our link to those platforms.
It is #SMDay and we can make it bigger and more important for our own sake. Again, it’s in our hands.