I remembered my first social media account and the time that I was crazy for social media. It was the only place where I can post my stream of consciousness, and won’t feel awkward about myself. Receiving comments, replying comments, liking comments; good old days. However, one day everything stopped, I stopped social media-ing.
Might of being a culture thing, as people continue to see greatness in social media, I start to see “evil.” As they say, as a generation Z, social media and technology are flooding in our blood. But me? I don’t want any part of it. Why, you may ask. Because social media has turned my attention to other people’s lives more than to my own.
We make assumptions about other people; we often envy those who live a seemingly better life than we do; we sympathize those who don’t. To me, human relationship just got unnecessarily close because of Social Media. The false-sense of connection; cyber-bullying; privacy invasion. People always want to go faster, be quicker; no one want to take things slow to build a relationship anymore.
My initial thoughts for the class. Umm. Not so positive.
Social Media & Digital Business; great! Now they are turning it into a business scam. To be honest, that was my first thought before step into the class.
Despite of the cynical side of me, my curiosity for the class kept me open-minded for what I about to encounter. And here it goes, Social Media & Digital Business, what a first class.
(Professor Kane, I appreciate your complete honesty about the course, but you do not have to make it sound so much harder than it actually is)
Tweet, retweet, blog, comment … For someone as inexperience as me on social media, I was immediately logging on to my UIS, looking for an alternative for the class. Thanks to all the other courses that were closed during my panic attack, I stayed.
Surprisingly, I have been enjoying the interaction on Twitter, even though I am not yet used to sharing interesting I saw on social media. But I believe this course would be a good challenge for me. As for now, I hope this blog has not been too tedious, or dull to read and I’m looking forward to posting more and more in the future.