In society today it is hard to find anyone who is not on at least one social platform. The options available are varied, from conversation apps to picture-sharing apps, to niche apps for hobbyists, there is no shortage of social media apps to join. Even the older generations are joining the likes of Facebook and Twitter to keep up with family updates and the latest news. Yet with all the so-called progress towards social apps, more of the population is feeling isolated.
The goal is to find applications that enhance your life and not pull you away from it. Do you like to be plugged in on the latest news? Join Twitter and get updates to your mobile device to be reviewed when convenient. Do you love yarn arts? Join Ravelry and get unique patterns and tips to keep your hobby flowing. An app that brings more to your life rather than sucking your time into it is getting harder and harder to find as advertisers pay big bucks to keep your eyes glued to the screens – but they can be found. A timer also works well to keep your social media time to a minimum.
During the past year in the global pandemic, we have had to make sacrifices to stay home to curb the spread of the virus. The ability to use social media has been a blessing as people are separated from friends and family. Just remember that an app cannot replace the act of being social – get out to visit and live life when you can.
What are your favourite social media apps? Are there any that you completely avoid? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Is Social Media Making You Anti-Social? The goal is to find applications that enhance your life and not pull you away from it.
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