5 Social Media Issues In The First World
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5 Social Media Issues In The First World

We online lovers have some confessions to make.

5 Social Media Issues In The First World

In our generation, social media is important. We use it to connect with people, to share parts of our daily lives, and to even creep on people that we aren't close to or have no idea we exist. Needless to say, with whatever intentions these apps were created, they have definitely changed and grown since then. (Well, most of them.) Whatever the reason we use social media, there are some common things about the apps themselves and also things we do as users that can exemplify some first world thoughts. And we social media lovers can only admit that we've thought or experienced some or all of these. It's still important to realize social media is only there to augment connections, not to become them. Likes, shares, and comments are not the end of the world and we shouldn't live by them, and we don't. But, it's safe to say that these five social media issues sometimes describe our thoughts:

1. When every moment becomes an Instagram moment.

That is not just Starbucks coffee; that is Starbucks coffee that will look absolutely artistic and beautiful with the right angle and filter. And hopefully all of your followers will notice it, because that deserves to be appreciated.

2. When you accidentally swipe left on someone on Tinder that you didn't intend to, and you lost the basic love of your life (aka some guy that you thought was really cute and at least semi-interesting).

And no, you're not going to purchase the upgrade, you don't miss him that much.

3. When someone doesn't reply to your well-thought-out Snapchat, or sends you the same Snapchat as their story and you can't help feeling a little offended.

Wow, thought we had something special.

4. Facebook.

The one social media that used to be super popular, growing with a great deal of photos, statuses, friends, etc. But recently, it seems like Facebook has been dying, even though the goal behind it was actually a very good one. Even though there are so many other methods of communication, you can't help missing the good ol' original. Though maybe the original was, like, MySpace or something. Either way, I'm still a Facebook fan.

5. When you keep tweeting that celebrity on Twitter for months but they still haven't noticed you.

You may feel like you're their biggest fan but for some reason, hard work (or in this case, excessive tweeting) is just not enough.

At the end of the day, social media is great fun, but it's important to unplug at times too. After all, we don't want to miss the opportunities in the real world!

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