Social media, advice and us

General, My Opinion

Not sure where to begin. There is this feeling that I get every time this topic is discussed. I was discussing with an elder relative the involvement of some social media applications in our lives, and that I read some newspaper pieces stating its negative influence (mainly its encouragement for over spending and showing off). The discussion was started from the point of privacy and some research I’m working on. Then I got this comment, which I’ve been getting lately “yeah, so try not to share everything that you do and get through, try to keep it low”. For real!!! You are telling ME that!? I was boiling and wanted to explode. Wasn’t sure where was this coming from, I try not to have family in all of my social media circles, but if they were they would not have said thugs like that. Yes I do share some thugs but I’m not the only one. Also, I don’t share as much as some other family members. Most importantly, what I share is not that personal (or so I think and hope). These emotions are steamed from the fact that elders like to address me in such a matter though I’m the least to do so, and they don’t address other girls in the family who (in perspective) are over doing it. So the question is: do I over share or just share some things that I’m not supposed to? Or do I get the advise for being the one who listens and give a …. About what others tell me?! 

Social media venues are social platforms where one can be represented digitally, so either be themselves but in a digital form or totally reinvent themselves digitally.

Lastly, I do appreciate advice, but when I feel chosen it places more spotlight and makes me uncomfortable. Something to work on maybe. 

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