Social media and the frequency that we post on social media is ever increasing. Different generations use different social media platforms but they both achieve the same end goal, showing everyone what you’re up to.
I remember back in the day Miley Cyrus posted a video on YouTube giving her reasons for why she was deleting her Twitter.
At the time far less people were on social media sites, the number of users on them has increased ever since. As well as this new social media platforms have been developed making it easier for people to post to larger audiences.
Twitter now has a very different purpose, and is used for different reasons. There are less young people on it adults/professionals tend to use it to keep up to date with the news, and sharing opinions rather than updating people on what you are doing. The social media platforms I think that have replaced Twitter for this purpose, as Miley Cyrus talks about (to tell people she has a pimple) are Instagram and Snapchat. Although nowaday most things seem to be posted in order to glamorise ones life.
I wont deny it, I am guilty of doing things for Instagram and not for me. Going to a certain bar because it is ‘instagramable’, buying an item of clothing because ‘it will look good in my Instagram picture’. When I reflect it really angers me that I have done so. Living for the likes that we will get on a photo, or the views that we will get on a story.
One thing I find sad is when people post Instagram or SnapChat stories of their night out, meal the fact they’re with all their friends but in the background all their friends are on their phones. If you are with your friends, why is there a need to be on your phone? People feel the need to seek acceptance from others by posting to their social media showing one another that they ARE having a good time. But are they really?