It's everywhere. It's the main reason why society is distracted, looking down, upset, on the internet, and it consists of two words... social media. Despite the various pros it consists of, places it's taken people, and connections it's helped establish between others, it can also be seen as a triggering tool, cause of depression, among other negative things. With all that stuff being said and done, is it time for social media to shut down for a day? Here are reasons why it isn't a bad idea.
People would communicate with each other more.
Although the main purpose is to keep in touch with those near and far, if shut down for a day, people would be looking down less and actually making eye contact with each other when speaking.
Society would look up.
At one point, looking down was not normal. Currently, it's completely normal. Without social media though, society would do it less.
Depression rates would decrease.
One of the reasons why many are depressed has to do with what others post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms. Avoiding and not having access to them, can turn frowns upside down.
Being around others would be more enjoyable.
Spending time with family and friends is always great. At the same time, everyone experiences those moments when they feel they are missing out, leading them to log onto Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and other sites. Maybe a day without them, isn't so bad after all?
More Millenials would watch the news and listen to the radio.
Considering social media is where many of them they get their news from aside from other internet sources if shut down for a day, through audio and visuals, they would learn and see again what it's like to have somebody present the news to them.
Feuds wouldn't break out as much.
Feuds can occur over anything. Nowadays, whether it's between celebrities or everyday people, many of them occur on social media over a post made by somebody else. If it were shut down for a day, feuds would be done verbally in person and not electronically.