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Sociale media, onze vriend en vijand

We moeten het even hebben over sociale media. Ik betrap mezelf erop dat ik toch wel minstens 1 uur per dag op sociale media zit. Ik haal er altijd wel een voldoening uit, maar dat staat niet in verhouding met de tijd die ik op sociale media zit. Ik heb het gevoel dat het soms zelf neigt naar een verslaving, omdat ik vaak genoeg zonder na te denken even op sociale media kijk. In het artikel van vandaag lees je de voor- en nadelen van sociale media en mijn visie erop.

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De voordelen van sociale media

In dit artikel worden alleen de voor- en nadelen besproken van sociale media voor de ‘normale’ gebruiker. Hiermee bedoel ik te zeggen dat mensen sociale media als hobby gebruiken en niet voor hun werk.

Sociale media is lang niet zo slecht als dat word beweert. Zo kan je bijvoorbeeld met sociale media makkelijk in contact komen met anderen. Hieronder volgen een paar van de belangrijkste voordelen van sociale media:

  • Je komt makkelijk in contact met anderen.
  • Nieuws verspreidt zich heel snel. Je blijft dus altijd up-to-date.
  • Je krijgt waardering voor je posts.
  • Je hebt een manier om je creativiteit te uiten.
  • Er is veel amusement op sociale media.

De nadelen van sociale media

Sociale media heeft meerdere voordelen en bevredigd zelfs je levensbehoefte. Er zijn echter ook nadelen van de sociale media:

  • Het kan zorgen voor een misplaatst beeld van de realiteit.
  • Er gaat enorm veel tijd in zitten.
  • Het kan verslavend zijn.
  • Weinig privacy
  • Het sluit je af van de buitenwereld.
  • De kans op pesterijen en ruzie is groter, omdat mensen zich makkelijker kunnen verbergen.

Fear of missing out

Fear of missing out, ook wel fomo, houdt in dat je bang bent om iets te missen. Dit is ook een reden waarom we zo veel op sociale media zitten. We zijn bang dat we belangrijke berichten missen. Ik denk zelf dat de fomo komt, omdat we graag bij een groep willen horen. Zodra wij niet meer op de hoogte zijn van de laatste berichten, zijn we bang dat we misschien niet meer worden geaccepteerd door de groep. Dit zorgt ervoor dat we onze sociale media zo vaak checken en dat we bij een notificatie meteen reageren.

Sociale media vs. de realiteit

Door onze fear of missing out zitten we vaak op onze telefoon en denken we niks te missen, maar dit is echter niet waar. Er is namelijk nog een wereld buiten onze telefoon, toch? We gaan steeds meer leven in een wereld van sociale media. Je vrienden spreek je het vaakst op sociale media en daten gebeurd ook vaker door middel van sociale media.

Naar mijn mening is het opzich niet erg om in een wereld van sociale media te leven. Het enige probleem hierbij is dat de sociale media wereld met de echte wereld is verweven. Dit heeft als resultaat dat je op sociale media een vertekend beeld van de echte wereld ziet. Mensen kunnen plaatsen en bewerken wat ze willen. Hierdoor kunnen mensen zich op sociale media knapper, rijker, slimmer, gelukiger etc voordoen. Als je jouw leven gaat meten aan een ‘gemaakt’ sociale media leven van een ander, word je ongelukkiger en onzekerder. Je probeert jouw leven namelijk te vergelijken met een onhaalbaar social media leven van een ander.

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Mijn mening over sociale media

Ik gebruik zelf ook veel sociale media en ik ben er best wel blij mee. Op Youtube en Instagram zie ik vaak leuke en interessante filmpjes en de andere sociale media gebruik ik redelijk weinig. Wat ik echter vervelend vind, is dat ik zo veel tijd in sociale media stop. Zodra ik me ook maar 2 seconden verveel, pak ik meteen mijn telefoon erbij. Het lijkt wel alsof ik een verslaving heb. Dit is mijn allergrootste kritiekpunt van de sociale media: ik stop veel meer tijd in sociale media dan dat ik er voldoening uit haal.

Een methode die ik gebruik om minder op mijn telefoon te zitten is om hem zo ver mogelijk weg te leggen. Ik merk dat ik zonder de aanwezigheid van mijn telefoon bijna twee keer so hard werk en veel betere resultaten boek. Als ik dan klaar ben met het werk of pauze heb, kan ik op mijn mobiel kijken. Zo krijg ik dezelfde voldoening uit sociale media, maar heb ik er minder tijd ingestoken.

Wat is jullie mening over sociale media? Ik lees het graag in de reacties!

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6 Reacties

  • Elysia

    The advantage of Social Media for me is it connects you to other people from all sort culture and age groups, it also exposes you to new ideas and creativity that you didn’t even know could be possible.
    The negative side effect for me about social media is: you get entertained by things that you learn absolutely nothing about, you get addicted to just watch and come back for more but some the content are not educative enough especially on Instagram compare to Pinterest. I found LinkedIn to be more useful to my life as info and contact than Facebook.
    I also experienced that social media are not helpful and healthy for Romantic Relationship, somehow you get the impression there are all those gorgeous good looking people out there, that you can access and talk to them and that they are better than the guy that is close to you at home. This can impact your willingness to give your best to what is really in your life and not the fantasy delusion.
    In other hands, if you are someone suffering from low self-esteem or just shy, having all those hot girls and boys really boost your confidence. ” I am Hot and They know it, the proof is on my contact list :)” but this is some sort virtual lies, How much do you know about those people you never met? How real is it? Are failing in love with a Robot by any chance? Worst a child psycho? Keep it, real people, if you are constantly on social media you are addicted and it may be it’s not to the sweet and candy.
    People can project their own idea and fantasy into a picture and make that the best thing in the world but it takes experience to know that the people that are there in your life even they look ugly, fat and boring, they are giving you the best that they can with all their heart and that’s lady and gentleman may just make them Hotter and the most beautiful people in the world.
    I met my boyfriend on social Media and guys I love him so much I couldn’t count my blessing enough to have him in my life, his priceless.
    The other side effect of Social Media is this great illusion that other people lives are so much better than yours, their body, their everything, let me clear this out, nobody life is perfect but if we learn to live in the moment that may just be the best life you ever will have, Today is that day.

    Social Media or not, we all have a destiny to complete, don’t blame other people or social media for not be able to achieve the life you want to live, be Bold and Be brave nobody influence can motivate you to do what you aim to do, learn from the success of others and use it to focus on your path.
    Love truly as The Temptation Island may look great but life is tough when shit happens, the only people that stay by you, are the people that really care for you.
    Remember when you are so busy watching other people life and success you are making them successful and forget to put that effort to better your life. Reading books, gaining knowledge or simply go out there to live the life that is ultimately free is the real deal than you can make a video and share it with the world to motivate them to do the same. Shake that ass or like the Temptation Island say “on that ASS”. 🙂

  • Elysia

    The advantage of #Social #Media for me is it connects you to other people from all sort culture and age groups, it also exposes you to new ideas and creativity that you didn’t even know could be possible.
    The negative side effect for me about social media is: you get entertained by things that you learn absolutely nothing about, you get addicted to just watch and come back for more but some the content are not #educative enough especially on #Instagram compare to #Pinterest. I found #LinkedIn to be more useful to my life as info and contact than #Facebook.
    I also experienced that social media are not helpful and healthy for# Romantic #Relationship, somehow you get the impression there are all those gorgeous good looking people out there, that you can access and talk to them and that they are better than the guy that is close to you at home. This can impact your willingness to give your best to what is really in your life and not the fantasy delusion.
    In other hands, if you are someone suffering from low self-esteem or just shy, having all those hot girls and boys really boost your confidence. ” I am Hot and They know it, the proof is on my contact list :)” but this is some sort #virtual lies, How much do you know about those people you never met? How real is it? Are failing in love with a Robot by any chance? Worst a child psycho? Keep it, real people, if you are constantly on social media you are addicted and it may be it’s not to the sweet and candy.
    People can project their own idea and fantasy into a picture and make that the best thing in the world but it takes experience to know that the people that are there in your life even they look ugly, fat and boring, they are giving you the best that they can with all their heart and that’s lady and gentleman may just make them Hotter and the most beautiful people in the world.
    I met my boyfriend on social Media and guys I love him so much I couldn’t count my blessing enough to have him in my life, his priceless.
    The other side effect of Social Media is this great illusion that other people lives are so much better than yours, their body, their everything, let me clear this out, nobody life is perfect but if we learn to live in the moment that may just be the best life you ever will have, Today is that day.

    Social Media or not, we all have a #destiny to complete, don’t blame other people or social media for not be able to achieve the life you want to live, be Bold and Be brave nobody influence can motivate you to do what you aim to do, learn from the success of others and use it to focus on your path.
    Love truly as The Temptation Island may look great but life is tough when shit happens, the only people that stay by you, are the people that really care for you.
    Remember when you are so busy watching other people life and success you are making them successful and forget to put that effort to better your life. #Reading #books, gaining knowledge or simply go out there to live the life that is ultimately free is the real deal than you can make a video and share it with the world to motivate them to do the same. Shake that ass or like the #TemptationIsland say “In that ASS”. 🙂

  • Elysia

    The advantage of #Social #Media for me is it connects you to other people from all sort culture and age groups, it also exposes you to new ideas and creativity that you didn’t even know could be possible.
    The negative side effect for me about social media is: you get entertained by things that you learn absolutely nothing about, you get addicted to just watch and come back for more but some the content are not #educative enough especially on #Instagram compare to #Pinterest. I found #LinkedIn to be more useful to my life as info and contact than #Facebook.
    I also experienced that social media are not helpful and healthy for# Romantic #Relationship, somehow you get the impression there are all those gorgeous good looking people out there, that you can access and talk to them and that they are better than the guy that is close to you at home. This can impact your willingness to give your best to what is really in your life and not the fantasy delusion.
    In other hands, if you are someone suffering from low self-esteem or just shy, having all those hot girls and boys really boost your confidence. ” I am Hot and They know it, the proof is on my contact list :)” but this is some sort #virtual lies, How much do you know about those people you never met? How real is it? Are failing in love with a Robot by any chance? Worst a child psycho? Keep it, real people, if you are constantly on social media you are addicted and it may be it’s not to the sweet and candy.
    People can project their own idea and fantasy into a picture and make that the best thing in the world but it takes experience to know that the people that are there in your life even they look ugly, fat and boring, they are giving you the best that they can with all their heart and that’s lady and gentleman may just make them Hotter and the most beautiful people in the world.
    I met my boyfriend on social Media and guys I love him so much I couldn’t count my blessing enough to have him in my life, his priceless.
    The other side effect of Social Media is this great illusion that other people lives are so much better than yours, their body, their everything, let me clear this out, nobody life is perfect but if we learn to live in the moment that may just be the best life you ever will have, Today is that day.

    Social Media or not, we all have a #destiny to complete, don’t blame other people or social media for not be able to achieve the life you want to live, be Bold and Be brave nobody influence can motivate you to do what you aim to do, learn from the success of others and use it to focus on your path.
    Love truly as The Temptation Island may look great but life is tough when shit happens, the only people that stay by you, are the people that really care for you.
    Remember when you are so busy watching other people life and success you are making them successful and forget to put that effort to better your life. #Reading #books, gaining knowledge or simply go out there to live the life that is ultimately free is the real deal than you can make a video and share it with the world to motivate them to do the same. Shake that ass or like the #TemptationIsland say “on that ASS”.

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