Social Media

Updated March, 2019.

OMG! Don’t post that picture Nicki. You look awful. 

What? I do? Wait, so what? That’s actually how I look, thank you very much.

Yes, but you don’t really want to post that.

Why not? I don’t get it.

Well, you’re posting a picture of you which is part of your image. Do you really want your image to be “girl undone with spinach in her teeth?”

I have spinach in my teeth?

No, but your picture is as bad as if you did. Here let me fix it for you.

No thanks, Taylor. I’m good with posting me, just as me.

What do you post about your self? Do you ever stop to think about it? Do you ever worry about it? Are you aware of how much time you spend on social media? And just what does social media really mean?

These are all questions you will explore in this post. Social media and technology have become such a big and almost natural part of our lives, that we often use it without thinking. It’s there just like the microwave in your kitchen. But when is it best to heat something in the microwave and what shouldn’t we ever put in the microwave? Well, the real answers to those are something you should ask your parents: that was all just an analogy, that just like there’s a a time and place to use a microwave, there’s a time and a place for technology and social media. Let’s make sure you are using it thoughtfully (and not causing your life to explode like that bowl of chili you tried to heat in the microwave). 

This post will cover:

Social media: pros, cons and controversy

What the research says about social media

Being plugged-in 24/7

Who is in control?

What’s real? What’s not?

Bots, fake news & the echo chamber

Gaming and pornography


Tips to handle your online presence

Post Question:

What are the first three words that come to your mind when you hear the words, “social media?”

Answer the post question here

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  • corina
    Posted at 05:28h, 16 April Reply

    The first three words that come to my mind when I think of social media would be all related to positive things in my mind. friends, My Phone and apps. but also negative things could come to mind like cyber bullying and jealousy in a way.