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I Love Technology, but Does Technology Love US?

A thought occurred to me just now. I’m going to make a disclaimer first, though, as I want it to be clear what I’m getting at.

*I love technology, and I love social media, and I love the ease of texting/messaging/tweeting/posting. Face-to-face can be very scary for some, and I believe that these new methods of interacting loosens the binds on those people. I have a telephone phobia, so I know how this can be.*

HOWEVER.

Have you seen the videos or commercials portraying how it would be to ‘act’ in real life as we do on social media? For instance, two women meeting for breakfast, and one cannot help but ‘show’ her friend what she is eating, and explain each plated item. Friend then says, ‘like’, and first woman hashtag-speaks a random comment that she thought of while showing friend her food.

That’s weird.

There is an etiquette on social media, and it works just fine WHILE ON THERE, but let’s face it, it is WEIRD when taken offline. I love random hashtags (and Justin and Jimmy definitely made it hilarious and even enticed people to do it more), and random musings aloud, etc…but there are some things that people do on social media that are just a complete breach of ANY etiquette, period.

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