Scroll down, swipe left, share, like, love, tweet, follow, discover new places, check-in. All of those actions are done each day by millions of people all over the world on social media.
It doesn’t matter where they are from, everyone is connected to someone. And each person living in the digital era is trying to get acceptance and acknowledgment from digital friends, most of the times even unknown peers.
In the daily routine, we are caught up by social apps on our mobile devices, but we don’t know when to take a step back and look around us. Our eyes are attracted by newsfeeds just like a jar full of honey attracts bees. It becomes harder and harder to leave behind social media apps even for a few minutes. That’s happening because we are also interested in getting back likes and followers.
But that’s not all. Most of the people are suffering from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and this is perhaps, along with the above motives, the main reason why people cannot escape digital life. It has never been easier and faster than now to get in touch with someone across the globe. In an instant, you can send and receive messages, exchange photos and video and even see each other live, without any significant delay.
In a world where technology is all around us, it must be a fool’s decision not to take advantage of it. Our generation might be the most photographed generation, but in spite of this, the downside is that we will have no pictures in 10 years. Our focus is too much on social media and we’re not able to realize that one day this digital life could end in an instant and lose every memory we have because there aren’t too many that have a backup plan.