To us, social media has been creating a greater disconnect with our clients, community, and friends. It’s been getting in the way of us getting our work done and having a healthy and meaningful life outside of work. In addition, social media is a 24/7 addictive habit.
How we know this is from the responses we see with our clients coming into our office. The idea that they cannot be away from their social media accounts for more than 24 hours, and in some cases, 1 hour is very concerning to us.
From my reading of College Professor Cal Newport to the Netflix film Social Dilemma, the role and the dangers of social media are coming to the forefront. Academia is conducting many studies which have been released over the last five years. As a result, thanks to media, Netflix is gaining traction.
I, myself, experience some of the effects it can have on daily life. The excuses one makes for themselves to be on social media are numerous. In my case, it was to grow our clientele. For example, I need to be kept informed about the community I serve, etc.
Now social media did have positive moments. It helped me connect with mentors I would have never been in contact had it not been for social media. Facebook helped me build a great support group for developing ideas for my business and to help me improve my getting-things-done methodology that I have been studying from David Allen. Those connections are there now and are established. I have their real contact information, and I don’t need to be in contact with them every moment of every day.
When it comes to the dangers of Social Media, it’s the wanting of being liked by everyone. In other words, it’s our online image that we end up building. How true is that image and is that image damaging?
One of the most important things we all have to consider for all the great things technology has given us is this. Are there dangers that come with technology, as well.? Social media is just one of them. We believe that social media is not worth the value that it once had. That is why Megabite is leaving social media.
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