With a NOW world, there’s no wonder people are falling behind. Social media is as social as ever. And if you’ve blinked, you’ve most likely missed it like where did this black font for Snap Chat come from and 5 million videos for Instagram already (how do you ever watch it all?), hashtags and verified pages for Facebook (Twitter take over), Cat bearding and Hernandezing are actual things that both came (and left) in the last month, Yahoo bought Tumblr and Facebook bought Instagram and somewhere during that time Foursquare updated itself. Oh and not to mention how Buzzfeed outdoes itself every day.
With so many choices at my fingertips, its’ literally hard to not freak out! When do you vine and when do you tweet? Would it be better as an insta video or an insta photo? And then the filters. Seriously, I need to stop using Lo-Fi, because I’m Indian, but by no means am I even that tan. And then the world as I know it keeps revolving while I sit there and contemplate, to tweet or not to tweet and another tweet worthy thing happens and literally at this point
Having so many options, literally at your fingertips, is exhausting. So in honor of Social Media Day, here’s a digital break down for you frustrated souls
- Be yourself, because there is only one of you and a whole lot of social media!
- Experience now, share later. And I am so guilty of breaking this being a check in fanatic which requires my attention right then and there but na, relax eh, I’ll do it later (like in 10 mins when my friends are in the bathroom and I have no one to talk to)
- You really don’t have to hashtag everything. Like seriously, there is no rule that says you always have to hashtag. And you really (like really) do not have to put 15 hashtags with one pic ##hashtag #yaknowwhatImean #amIright #overindulgingbro #rmrwhenthiswasapoundsign
- Engage your audience (whattttup friendz) as opposed to just posting pics and tweets for the heck of it. If you’re hearing crickets, you’re not doing it right.
Cheers to finding your digital Zen, you social butterfly you,