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Stupid Things We Do on Social Media

Almost every college student and teacher in Pilgrim Christian College use Social Media because it’s a tool to be social. Facebook, Twitter, Formspring, and Plurk, are just some of the examples of these websites. Unfortunately, many of us do the most insane things on these sites that would make others roll their eyes, drop their jaw, and sometimes is downright pathetic. If you haven’t notice it in yourself, read along and maybe this article will help you realize. First off, I have observed that some people think their every movement should be announced. I’m watching Transformers later, who wants to go with me? ”; “I don’t wanna do my homework! ” Please, we know you’re bored, but maybe, instead of tweeting about your bowel movements today, as you always do, maybe you should read about what’s happening in the world on Yahoo! News for a change. Have you ever noticed some of your friends who change their relationship statuses every other week? I did, but by the time I asked them who or why, the only reply I get is a, “joke ra uy”. I’m thinking, “Come on! ” Are you single, or in a relationship? Is it complicated? It’s not too hard. MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

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Here’s another one, there are some who setup FB accounts for their 3-year-old sibling or kid, or worse, their dog! We need to know that there are restrictions and age limits for these sites. It is very important to protect the right of a child even if they already know how this sites work. Sexual predators are nothing to joke around. On the other hand, we’d like to see the day your dog gets trained to log on to his own FB account. “I hate my life, my mom doesn’t want me to go with my friends tonight…huhuh”. You know these people who pity themselves and expects the world to be aware of their misery right?

I think, being EMO (emotional), as what it’s commonly known, is a little exaggerating for a Christian. Instead of concentrating on the negative things in your life, why not look at the bright side? Remember, what you focus on, grows! Adding people we don’t know. Only two reasons for this, it’s either to up your ‘friends’ numbers, or to seem and project like you are friends with the cool persons. Notice the phrase “only send this request if you know him or her personally”? Unfortunately, some of us miss this disclaimer. I believe you also notice friends who write on a FB wall instead of communicating privately.

Facebook is very successful because of vanity. People love the idea that others are watching what they’re doing, but seriously, we don’t need to know what names you call your bf/gf and what you’re planning to do tonight. Some of us are very proud of our Animal Farms and Fish Tanks. I hate it when a friend says he/she is too busy to comply on our group project, or has financial problems, when they have all the time playing games and using applications on their accounts. I mean, you are just wasting your time. You don’t want to feed virtual animals and harvest virtual crops, do you?

You need to get off your computer and get a life. I know some of us tag friends on a photo when they really aren’t in the photo. Excuse me, but I’d like to be in that photo rather than implying that I have to comment on yours. Anyway, we still have an option to remove the tag, if we like. Thanks to that! Lastly, speaking about comments, why do some people treat the comment box like a chat room? Didn’t they know that we’re suppose to comment on the photo, video, or statement, rather than blurting an out-of-topic statement? There’s this one time, I said to a my long list of comments, “Ayo, chat room ni? ”

I made this article, not to lecture everybody to stop using social media, but rather, to create an awareness that too much is bad. Let’s use the social media by means of connecting to our friends in a good way, not because we just want to get noticed or something like that. And, rather than broadcasting your miserable life, why not tell the world of how much we are blessed by God, the lessons of life that we learn every day, or tips for productivity? Now that’s something that would inspire the world. The social media is there, all we have to do is to use it appropriately. By the way, if you know me personally, add me on FB!

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