Monday, January 23, 2012

Social Media Overload

Dear Ms. Stephanie Rosenbloom,
 It is stories like Jessica H. Lawrence's that prove society in this day and age is way too wrapped up in social media. However, congrats to her on finding a job, home, and a man all through Twitter-which I by the way, believe is absolutely crazy. But, upon reading your article it was no surprise to me that one in every-four-and-a-half minutes spent on the web are spent on social networking sites. They are everywhere. It all started with Myspace, then came along Facebook, then Twitter, and LinkedIn, and now Google +. It is like you are almost shunned if you don't have every single one of them. "You don't have a Twitter? You don't have a Facebook? You don't have LinkedIn? What do you mean you don't have any of those?! Are you a normal human being?!" People look at you like you're crazy now a days if you say you don't have any of those social networking sites.
Every day more and more social networking sites are being created and it is hard to keep up with them. Some are for business, some are for pleasure, but either way, why is it necessary to have all of these? I thought my Facebook and Twitter was enough, but apparently not anymore. No one wants to keep track of 10 social networking sites. Just like I don't want to keep track of my 5 emails. And that fact that there are even websites that connect all of your pages together and allow you to schedule when to post something in advance is absolutely insane! That just shows how invested this society is in social networking. Now even businesses are starting to use social networking as apart of their hiring process. So you betta' hide yo name, hide yo pictures, and hide yo tweets cause they checking up on everybody! You're article doesn't necessarily have a side, it is more opinions, but in my opinion, for the plugged in, there are definitely way too many choices. Now, don't get me wrong, I am as addicted to my social networking sites as everyone else, but I don't have every single one of them. And relating to Ilana Gershon's article, "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover", that's a lot more ways to get dumped via social networking.

Yours Truly,
Taylor Palehonki

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