Social media consumption can be stressful at any time, but the days following the US Presidential election have made places like Facebook more emotionally volatile than usual. The internet and social media are part of our daily lives. We use them for work, to communicate with friends, and to make important plans. [Read more…] about 3 Ways to Avoid Internet and Social Media Anxiety
5 Things You Can Do to Control Your Social Media Addiction
There’s nothing with wrong social media and social networks per se, but even as early as 2008, people were already spending way too much time on Facebook and other platforms. Today, the average person probably cannot go a day without going on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or some other network. Still, there is nothing wrong with that, right?
The problem may not be as simple as one may think, but we’ve heard so many stories of people becoming “anti-social” in real life because of social media. Then there are those who use social media as their personal megaphone, throwing discretion to the wind. (Here’s a good read on this topic: Four Things I Learned from Facebook on the Topic of Discretion.)
There are a lot of benefits from using these platforms. We can follow social media news, which can actually help be aware of what’s going on in the world in real time. We can keep in touch with friends and family who may be physically far away.
But what if majority of your time is spent checking Facebook posts and statuses and tweets? Maybe it’s time you admit you have a social media addiction. [Read more…] about 5 Things You Can Do to Control Your Social Media Addiction
Four Things I Learned from Facebook on the Topic of Discretion
Going on an internet hiatus is a great way to help you focus more on your inner self since it strips you of endless distractions. This is especially true if you are addicted to Facebook and keep on checking everyone’s status updates and their comments on yours every few minutes. Of course, just because you’re on Facebook does not mean that you have a Facebook addiction that you need to beat. In fact, Facebook does offer some interesting nuggets of wisdom for those who pay attention to such posts.
As part of a simple exercise, I did a quick scan of my Facebook friend’s posts yesterday and picked out some quotes which I thought would be interesting to share with you. With so many wise (and not so wise) quotes going around I thought that sticking to one topic would be better, and what better topic to stick to than discretion? After all, in this world of airing dirty laundry on Facebook, holding one’s tongue now applies not only to face-to-face conversations but to Facebook posts and comments as well.
So here’s the stuff I learned about discretion from Facebook.
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