Social Media 101

Look at me, Damn it.

Dear Social Media,

I really don’t know what to think about you.

I’ve watched the Social Experiment and I agree you know how to interact with me and you know what I like. You always keep me coming back for more. I don’t hate you for it, and just so you know I can live without you. It does seem a bit unhealthy though.

Do you operate behind the scenes? Is it true that you own my pictures and my content? If I find out it’s true. We are going to have words.

There is something about your man Mark that just doesn’t sit well with me. Perhaps it’s the fact that he’s a billionaire and I’m not a fan of capitalism.

You screwed me over on one of your ads…it won’t happen again. I had to overlook that detail because it was partly my fault. I should have known it was too good to be true. And you were just doing what you’ve been designed to do.

The spill over effects of Covid-19 are mixed. You already know that people are hard-wired for connection. Screen time has been up for me, yet you will never reach the caliber of a coffee and a good book or a conversation with a close friend.

Now, I know what your thinking this letter has mostly been negative. But I do want to thank you for connecting me to all of the wonderful resources near and far. As I mentioned earlier you know what I like and that social work and self discovery are my jam. I can always learn something new thanks to you.

You’ve opened up worlds for people who would otherwise be isolated.

You’ve allowed me to be connected to people that I have encountered throughout my life. I’ve re-vitalized connections because of you.

I don’t need to see all of the body image and diet stuff though, especially on Instagram. I know I am a little late to that scene but seriously…it’s not necessary.

And this blogging thing. Well. You know Karla has lots to say. Thanks for providing a platform for me to do it on.

And Book Club has been awesome. I didn’t think that it was going to work out with Zoom because of internal differences but we are getting on just fine. It took me a while to figure out how to do a poll on Facebook – maybe it could be a bit more user friendly…just a suggestion. I am a Microsoft Word 2000 kind of girl but there is always room for growth.

So as I said from the beginning. I don’t know what to think about you because you are a mixed bag. I suppose you are kind of like a bag of potato chips.

All in moderation.

Karla xo