As a teenager we are told we focus too much on social media and not enough on interpersonal relationships. While I admit that the vast variety of platforms can be overwhelming at times, they have a lot to offer in terms of maintaining a relationship. There is a social network for everyone and that means more opportunities to reinforce a friendship.
For instance, take Facebook or even Twitter as an example. On both platforms you can share content and tag people in your posts. This is a fantastic tool! Say you see a picture or meme that reminds you of your best friend and you tag them in the post, nothing is a better feeling than knowing someone was thinking of you. At an age of separation (adulthood, eek!) keeping in touch in small ways can make a big difference in the long run.
One of the main arguments against social media is the act of being on your phone in a social setting. There are times where it is just plain rude, but there is an exception to every rule. My friends and I frequently had chill out days where we did basically nothing but in the presence of others. On days like these we would lay on couches and scroll social media and show we each other all of the funny/stupid/rage inducing posts on our feeds. It'd these pictures and text posts that lead to some of the best conversations I've ever been in; conversations that wouldn't have happened without social media.
There will always be people who hate social media and that is a perfectly valid opinion. But do not stomp on those of us who love it. Let us post moronic memes or take a bunch of selfies for Instagram. Let us enjoy what little bit of our youth we have left because, when we're old and grey, we'll look back at our old profiles and smile. Social media and your relationship really do make the perfect soul mate.