It’s true, social media is EVERYWHERE – the grocery store, the mall, restaurants…you get my point! No matter where you go someone is asking you to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, oh and don’t forget to #hashtag something. So let me ask you this: does your life revolve around social media? Do you dread those times you are somewhere without internet access and cannot check Facebook or Twitter? Are you compulsively checking your Facebook or Twitter account because you are simply “bored”?
You may be turning into a SOCIAL MEDIA ZOMBIE!
We all know that certain someone who just can’t seem to look away from their devices. They are so engrossed with what’s on their screen they aren’t even present anymore; they are in another world. The social media zombie world! Let me describe this world for you. First, there’s the “check-in zombie” who can’t seem go anywhere without making sure their social friends know exactly where they are at all times. Then there’s the “hashtagger zombie” who thinks it’s #impossible to #write a #post without #hashtagging #every #single #word. And finally the “liker zombie” who feels the urge to like every single post in their Facebook newsfeed no matter what the topic or photo.
I love social media…really I do!
Now don’t get me wrong, these zombies are what makes social media what it is today. They are the ones in some ways keeping it alive. And trust me, I love social media – it’s great for staying in touch with family and friends, knowing the latest trends and maybe even keeping up with the Kardashians. All kidding aside, with access to so much interesting content out there it sometimes does get a little hard to walk away from our tablets and smartphones. We live in a ‘gotta have it now world’ and unfortunately knowing the latest and greatest information is a big factor of this. But for the sake of your family, friends, co-workers and everyone one else you know, don’t replace social media with personal interaction. Turning into a social media zombie will eventually suck the life out of you!!
Now I need to know….are you a SOCIAL MEDIA ZOMBIE?!?! Comment below!!