Updated: May 8, 2020
by Seerat Kaur
Social Media is one big bottomless pit. My mother hasn’t yet allowed me to enter this fantastical world where glamour, artificiality and dishonesty is often encouraged. In a way, I’m thankful to her, you know, after seeing the frightening episodes of ‘Savdhaan India’, one does ask themselves whether social media can be a boon or a bane. Like once, a friend of mine posted a little too much about her whereabouts which resulted in her house getting burgled. I don’t need to recount more instances, because there are plenty. Why? I don’t understand why we must tell every Tom, Dick and Harry about our ever-blessed life.
From posting our routine snippets to beautiful pics of our vacations, frankly no one is interested to know how you live your wonderful life. We apply filters, but is that necessary? God made us like this for reasons we mere mortals could never understand. I feel there is no reason to portray something that you are not because if only you are real are you brave and strong.
Social media is a great platform for connecting with people and enhancing our social circle who may be otherwise ignored in a traditional social setting. These platforms encourage us to be a more a dynamic individual and engage with like minded people. SM platforms have expanded the reach of companies and corporates to market their products and services to the masses globally through targeted advertisements and B2C feedback information that were inconceivable 20 years ago.
Too much of anything isn’t good. So, by keeping your Facebook and TikTok videos a little restricted and contained, people can really enjoy this medium without succumbing to pressure.
Ironically, even I am waiting for my go at these whimsical platforms.