In this day and age, almost everyone has a social media presence. It's how we communicate with one another, aside from face-to-face contact. Sites and apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat — they've become portals to our lives. We know where people are and what they're doing simply because of their posts.
But there's a sense of danger in that. There's always a nagging reminder that no matter what you do, people will know. For example, with Facebook, a quick look at your profile will let someone know not just where you go to school, but where you work, where you live, when you were born, what movies you like and who your friends are.
However, how come this makes us so self-conscious? Why do we limit ourselves when it comes to what time and how often we post? Sure there's a reason we post what we post — whether it's for a laugh, to look cool, to spite someone, or maybe even to announce exciting news, but why are we letting the medium control us?
I guess what I'm trying to say is stop letting people's perceptions of the media control you. If you want to Instagram twice a day, do it. If you want to tweet 10 times a day, do it. If you're at a concert and your snapstory ends up being 100 seconds long, who cares? It's your life that you're documenting. If you're proud of something, then don't be afraid to share it. If you think you look good in the picture, post it — even if it is midnight. Do what makes you happy.
Our lives have slowly grown to revolve around the social media that we use. So if you become overwhelmed, take a detox. Delete the apps off of your phone, go rogue for a bit. The perception of the media that most people have is skewed and can be rather toxic if you let it consume you. So take control, don't let it control you.