Wednesday, February 1, 2012

To TWEET Or Not To TWEET...

Guy goes to the club with some friends. Guy meets up with HOT chick at the club. Guy leaves club with Hot ((AND NOW VERY DRUNK)) Chick. Someone takes a picture of Guy holding on to Hot Chick leaving the club, and posts these pictures on Twitter which is also linked to Facebook. Everything goes viral, Girlfriend of Guy breaks up with him. Guy tries to explain to Girlfriend he was only trying to help Drunk Chick get home safely.  Girlfriend does not want to hear any reasoning because she is "TOTALLY HUMILIATED" by her Facebook friends...UGH!! Sounds familiar? I'm wondering why people even still have Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc? Is it just me or does these social media sites seem to be breaking up more relationships than affairs? Why is that? I'm wondering if there should be a line drawn between dating and social media? Am I just tripping?

I've seen numerous friendships and relationships ripped to shreds because of social media. Whose to blame? Some people get so offended if a partner, friend, FWB, associates etc. ignores a friend request, does not follow them back or posts on their wall. Is it really that serious? Is the American culture becoming influenced by these social sites so much that the culture itself becomes crippled because of it? Are we as a people taking things to far by blending personal life with social media, or is this the way things should be? People as a whole have strayed away from the dynamics of the social network and have somewhat become engulfed in the drama of it all.

What ever happened to the site where friends come together and look at each other's high school year book pictures, laugh about it and catch up on lost time? Now there is this new trend of internet thugging, FB beefing, and millions of micro managers floating around cyber space. Are people beginning to lose themselves to the Internet? Relationship decisions are being heavily influenced by these social networks and it leaves a person to wonder when enough will truly be enough.

5 comments:

Ashlei A. Sweets said...

I believe that you have a point. It is hard to get away with cheating when our lives are so linked to devices which makes news travel in a blink of an eye. Once upon a time, there was a stark difference between one's "internet life" and one's "public life." Now everything is so twisted where it is downright too personal.

P.S. People still use Facebook to catch up on the lives of their friends and families. ;-)

CollegeGurl Curry said...

I agree that they still use social networks to catch up with friends, but it seems as if the lines are blurred when it comes to the Internet. It just doesn't feel like there is no separation between real life and the Internet. It's like they become the sites that they use to represent themselves with.

Anonymous said...

Well I personally believe you get your self caught up and if you only thinking about your self then that's who you should be with instead of explaining your self

Tierra J. Frazier` said...

I think social networking sites are what you make them. Yes there are negatives aspects, but there are ways to avoid them. We are in control of what is put on these social networking sites. In other words we can't blame anybody but ourselves.

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