Cellular Networking

In the year 2018, social media is a regular part of the average persons daily life. Everyone has a different network that they prefer most over the rest and many have a set few social networks that they cycle through on a regular basis. Why is social media a part of many peoples daily lives? Cell phones. These devices are the reason why social media dominates the world we live in today. Here is a link to an article the dives into this topic.istock-536650156

As cell phone technology got advanced over the years, phones were able to run various applications with ease and cellphone networks eventually were able to offer affordable data plans for the average consumer which made access to social media applications available virtually anywhere with cell phone reception. So naturally, as it became the norm for people to have smartphones, it became the norm for people to be a member of at least one social network. These days, many kids get cell phones from their parents at a very young age and are instantly connected to social media. It creates a culture where people, especially young people, are used to having things, information, entertainment, and more, on demand with little work or effort put in.


Cell phones and social media go hand in hand, so much so that many people find it hard to disconnect, even for a short time. It also is a great way to waste time and be unproductive. In a world with far too many distractions as it is, I believe cell phones and social media are the biggest distractions of all and they invoke laziness and under-productivity. This article goes into great detail on the issue. There is just simply too many social media platforms accessible at the average persons fingertips and not enough time to use them. How are the children of today supposed to go into the working world if they are used to everything on demand and having things handed to them? It’s a scary thought but it is becoming more of a prominent issue every day.

What are your thoughts? Do you think smartphones are corrupting young people today? Do you think there should be more education and regulation of such activities and devices for young people? Do you find you’re too connected? or maybe you feel you’re not connected enough? Let me know in the comments!

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Car Culture and Social Media

Throughout the past century, the evolution of the motor vehicle has defined modern culture and has been the ultimate form of proving human engineering capabilities. Much like the automotive industry, social media networks have drastically transformed the world we live in today and are the go to platform for accessing virtually anything at ones fingertips. For automotive enthusiasts, social media has become a gateway to endless amounts of car communities, information pages, and much more related content.


For many enthusiasts who like to go to automotive events and meets, social media has become a hub for organizing and planning car meets and events. Car meets are the most common way for enthusiasts to meet and converse about each others cars and just to hang out. But with busy schedules and personal commitments, it used to be difficult to organize meets and events before social media. Enthusiasts who live in a particular city will likely have a meet that they attend regularly, these meets and/or events are almost always organized via a facebook group or event posting that allows members to invite their friends to the event at the click of a button. Here is a link to an article that goes into great detail on the ins and outs of car culture in the present day


Car communities are just one of millions of different communities all over Facebook and other social networks that has benefitted immensely by the success of social networks because these communities are now making Facebook the standard way for people to connect on things and interests they share in common. Many automotive social pages allow people from all over the world to join and discuss similar interests, before the only the thing that influenced your local car scene was the people that lived in the area and the cars they drove. Now people have access to car culture from all over the world from an app on their phone. Maybe you like muscle cars, or maybe you’re a fan of Honda, or maybe you are a european car enthusiast. No matter what automotive niche your interested in, there is a social media group out there for it. Car communities aren’t the only communities that have grown and thrived on social media, no matter what your hobby or interest is, chances are that there are a bunch of people who like it just as much if not more than you. What is your hobby? are their any clubs or groups that you are  member of on social media? Let me know in the comments!

Social Mediaddiction: Where Do We Draw The Line?

I was born in 1995, about a decade before social media began its takeover of the modern world we’re living in today. I consider myself very lucky to have had the chance to live in a world where social media didn’t really exist, even though I was very young and it was short-lived. It allows me to have a greater perspective of the impact of social media on consumers today and how it compares to when it was foreign to almost everyone not very long ago. While social media is a great way to connect and share with people, its become a norm for almost everyone on the face of the earth to have a Facebook account. I feel the reason for this is not many people like feeling left out of things.

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Once Facebook became mainstream and everyone started getting accounts, the need to check and update Facebook became much more important for a lot of people. You want to keep up with what your friends and family are doing, whats going on in the world, and the latest funny videos on the internet but the more people join the network and make it part of their daily routine, the worse the impact is on the general population. More time is spent on the network because there is much more content to view and interact with, too much. Successfully integrating social media into your daily life without it having a negative (time-wasting) impact on one’s life is becoming more and more difficult as time progresses. There is simply too much content and too many people to keep up with for the average person to handle along with their job, schooling, outside relationships, etc. Here is an article published by Forbes magazine that discusses phone and social media addictions with teens and young adults.


I think the biggest challenge for many people is trying to resist checking their social media accounts when they have free time or when they’re distracted from the task at hand. It can become an impulsive routine that is both unhealthy and wastes time. One goal that I have for myself is that I want to spend less impulsive time on social media and exchange that with productive time that is planned more than just by habitual nature. I want to spend more time making posts that are engaging and useful to both me and my colleagues rather than just going on Facebook and scrolling through my feed mindlessly whenever I feel like it. These days, people are far too obsessed with staying connected 24/7 and not focused enough on both finding themselves and whats going on offline. Here is an article that suggests that social networks are designed to be addictive, it goes into great detail on social media addiction and the science behind it all.

I think the message that should be taken away from this blog post is that many of life’s pleasures should be enjoyed in moderation to ensure maximum productivity and self discipline. This is especially true for social media as it can most certainly be abused and over-used.

What do you think of social media? Do you find you’re using it too much? I’d love to hear your opinion!


      Social Mediaddiction: Where Do We Draw The Line? Here we dive into the world of social media and assess some of the problems it can create for users around the world. http://bit.ly/2FoEFcO


Social Mediaddiction: Where Do We Draw The Line? http://bit.ly/2FoEFcO