Welcome to the 21st Century!

We have moved from the tangible to the electronic, from traffic on a highway to online traffic on an information superhighway. Crazy right?

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Our world is so closely connected that we can now watch a live video of a protest happening on the other side of the world, comment on it and share it. It’s phenomenal. We no longer remain connected because of a letter in a post or even an email – we remain connected through social media networks such as…well, you know.

Billions of people utilize the internet for many reasons; change, communication, business, economics, personal motives. But the internet and its overwhelming progeny are not all salt-bae memes and interesting facts that you, like, totally didn’t know.

Like any phenomenon that provides convenience, desire and satisfaction, it also allows anxiety, depression, trolls and traffic to infiltrate your life. It can be annoying, hurtful and harmful to your self-esteem. But we can also use it as a tool to uplift and make a difference.

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My blog aims to guide my audience on a path that demonstrates that your dispositions don’t have to run high or low in contingency with what happens on these social media platforms.

Your ‘social media self’ does not reflect the truest version on you, you as a human being.

So this is me trying to give you a push in the right direction to help keep things in perspective and to help you, in short, not go insane.

 

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