Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest and many more have proven its way and importance in our daily needs. It has transformed into a need. A need to communicate with others virtually, behind the screen.
Socialist argues that social media is a barrier to communications. After all, the communicators are well hidden behind the screen. There is a lack of face-to-face communication that is being regarded as the essential parts to understand other's message better. The argument of the effectiveness of the message delivery are a valid concern for any behind the screen communication.
Further, the 'attachment to screen' symptoms are said to negatively affect one's life including creating physical in-activeness, losing of social skills to communicate and breaking bonds within the community. When everything is computerized, the only focus is the computer screen. Leaving the screen became extremely difficult. Parents noticed the adverse effect of this symptoms when their kids are attached to screens while dining. It is never the same bond and attachment that exist during the previous generation, where technologies are not developed.
The question is should we take away social media to restore how it used to be? Read my story and decide:
I have to confessed that I am one of many who have the 'screen attachment' symptom. I called it 'screen attachment' symptom because you get so attached to the screen that every few minutes, you check for updates. Social media has been a channel for me to communicate for the past 8 years.
I am a quiet girl. So, you would imagine I am always sitting alone at the corner and wouldn't proactively express myself. However, it was social media that bring life to me (and many others too) that rely on the back-screen to communicate. Suddenly, you (and I) see a completely different personalities that come out from no-where. I am writing, telling my stories and communicate what I believe in. Expression of words came from wonderful thoughts that are documented and shared or otherwise, lost within the sea of thoughts.
I learned through writing and you wouldn't believe how much I learned. I run my own website and wrote few articles a month regardless of how busy my work schedule is. Every single articles that I wrote brings out my personality little by little. It was social media that gave me the energy and resources to reach out to people that I couldn't meet face-to-face, connecting and bring people together globally. And, I am still the quiet girl, sitting around (now in front of screen) that will go out with friends and families because I care about them. I have gain more social skills for the past 8 years and communicate better than I used to be.