Is it really a requirement to have a Social Media account?

Often times it is required for many to have social media accounts. The question everyone is asking is, why? As a society we have made it that way. Media is a main source of communication, and finding people. To take it even further, peering into their lives.

David Saracino of the New York Times wrote about the issue in an article he had posted. “I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.” This would shock most, especially students of a young generation that is being taught to have a huge presence on social media. “We’ve been told that it’s important to tend to your so-called social media brand, as this provides you access to opportunities you might otherwise miss and supports the diverse contact network you need to get ahead. Many people in my generation fear that without a social media presence, they would be invisible to the job market.”

A big part of growing up in this technological era, is that everyone has some form of sociasocial-media-addiction[2].jpgl media. Saracino finds that it’s impartial on how many followers you may have on an account. He also points out a standpoint from a concentration based, perspective.”Consider that the ability to concentrate without distraction on hard tasks is becoming increasingly valuable in an increasingly complicated economy. Social media weakens this skill because it’s engineered to be addictive.”

Andrew Sullivan constructed an essay titled I Used To Be A Human Being  , describing how media had taken over his life. He spoke of his efforts to try andyoung-man-reading-a-book-0011 calm his addiction. Whether it was working out on a daily, meditation or sometimes reading a book. Social media is something that is now being taught to have a s a must, but how much of it should we really have?

The integration between our online lives, and in person lives are becoming close. So how do we keep a fine line between the two? stressed-out-woman[1].jpg

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