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How Much Is Too Much Social Media?

Author Zeina Tawfik
Time 4/30/14, 12:00 AM
How Much Is Too Much Social Media?
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What I'll be blabbering about now isn't a new phenomena, it's something that has been going on for quite sometime, but for some reason, I feel that it's really getting out of control recently. Two words: Social Media. Have you ever thought about how much is too much social media? Well don't get me wrong, I am a social media junkie, but earlier this week, I attended a fashion event and noticed how people spent all their time taking selfies and posing with duck faces, instead of mingling and actually looking at the fashion show as it went by. The way I see it, there's a very thin line between taking photos for memories, and getting obsessed to document each and every step you make.

If you're going out with your friends, or heading to the airport, and pause for a minute to update your location on Facebook, then that's too much. If you take a moment to organize your food, burger, coffee, dessert, etc. getting it picture ready to post on Twitter with all the possible hashtags instead of devouring it, then that's too much. If you're guilty of spending a whole girl's night out taking mirror selfies in the ladies-room for Snapchat, then that's too much. If you dress up to the nines each morning with the intention to snap your 'Outfit of the Day' and post it on Instagram, tagging all those street style profiles, then that's too much. I could go on and on about the (wrong) ways we're using social media, bragging about being at the hottest spot in town, showing off the latest it-bag you got, or trying to boast that you're a 'stick-thin' avid foodie. But, you've probably been there, done that, and if you haven't, then of course you've witnessed it happen with one of your buddies.

What I want to say here is CHILL people, social media isn't a reflection of how cool of a person you are, this was never its purpose and shall never be; just draw the line and stop obsessing over it. So next time, when you're hanging out with your friends or family, remember to keep your phone aside and have some real FUN and QUALITY TIME. Just think of it as modern day social etiquette.


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