A few days ago, my co-worker (fellow social media addict) and I went for some lunch. She began telling me a story about how her and her children were having a quiet night in. Her daughter approached her as she was jumping from Facebook to Snapchat to Instagram, and asked her mom to take a quick look at what she just made. My co-worker told her daughter to give her a minute, but her daughter’s response is quite shocking. “I meant when you’re done looking at your phone, mommy.” ….
Today, my classmate was finishing up her presentation. Toward the end, she started to gab with the class and explained to us that she didn’t finish completing a task because she got on Instagram and was immediately distracted. And this is a real problem for most young people today. I struggle with it daily, and I know other people who do too.
Tonight, as I scroll through different social media platforms to catch some sort of creative outlook/discovery on how people do/use things today with each social site (what I usually do), I find myself getting distracted as well. I get so lost way TOO easily. Sliding back and forth, and up and down.. It’s information overload at times, and it makes me feel overwhelmed a lot because it’s so easy to find out about any and everything about any and every thing. I also get this feeling of pressure, like I have to post something and I have to show people what I’m doing or what I’m seeing. So, I try to watch myself on social media sites.
I love social media just as much as anyone else, but all of this distraction is beginning to frighten me.