“Our social lives become tainted and more demanding than ever before.”
Does social media really aid in how lonely we feel? A month or so ago, I shared a post about social media being directly related to the amount of anxiety a person feels; this is commonly referred to as the FOMO, the fear of missing out. Here is The Innovation of Loneliness video. I really love how this video is able to elaborate and expand this idea. The video says, we are sacrificing conversation with a mere connection.
Instead of engaging and really getting to know people, we are in turn getting to know their photos and statuses, rather than the person themselves: “I share, therefore I am.” We see who they want us to see. Only an edited version of themselves. With all of this, there has become a loss of complete interaction with others. Sometimes a screen won’t cut it and in turn we feel lonely. What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you agree with the points in this video?