By: Taylor Shawver
Social media has become such an integral part of our everyday lives, which makes it easy to forget just how much having access to such a tool has an impact on us. It wasn’t until I was approached by SMAD-CON that I truly thought about how much I depend on social media and benefit from using it. There are so many advantages that come with using social media. It can serve as the door to another world, community and friend. I thought it might be easier to share a few ways social media has impacted my life:
As much as I am a huge advocate for social media it is important to note that it is all about the way you utilize it as a tool. Any tool is great until it is used improperly. Social media can feed into the idea of fear of missing out (FOMO) and allow you to have a warped perspective on someone’s life. Remember, people pick and choose what they share; therefore, you should never assume that their posts are all that’s to their life. Comparing your own life to what you see on social media should not be your first instinct when viewing posts.