First of all, does a blog count as social media? AM IIII MEDIA?!? Plz comment with your thoughts. Second of all, I did not make up "social medes" so I hope whoever did didn't copyright it. Other than definitely liking the term "social medes", though, the rest of my feelings on the subject are so conflicted.
On one hand, if you're one of those people who think they are Ghandi because you deleted your Facebook and only caption your instas with haikus, get out of my life. But also to the people that are posting actual FB statuses like it is 2007: I understand that you have a boyfriend and a cat or whatever and I don't need a constant barrage of that shit either. So what, you ask, is the perfect equilibrium? I have no idea.
I went to college at USC (California, people, not that fake one) which I think is the capital of all social media. I cannot scroll through the feeds of half the people I know from that place without becoming consumed in rage, self-loathing and pure jealousy. But of course I keep follow anyway cause what else am I doing. But it's exhausting. I can't keep up nor will I ever be able to take a picture of my ass half-covered in sand and make it look good. This is also due to the fact that I can't go to the beach with my Scottish skin that makes me prone to severe sun burn.
What I do love is the connectivity that social media provides. It's fun seeing what people are up to and occasionally commenting on a funny picture from that one friend who you really liked at school but would never hang out with one-on-one and would still never text but still kind of miss. Also my entire senior class from high school has a Facebook group and I think that's hilarious. People post stupid shit from time to time and it's great. So I'm not for a war on social media either. What would I do if I couldn't digitally poke randos?
I just wish social media was real-er. BEFORE YOU TELL ME, I am very aware that I could totally just currate my own medes with only the real stuff I want to see, but isn't that the problem of media today and all the bubbles everyones talking about and tribes and politics and yada yada yada. I want to live a well balanced life, social medes included. So please keep posting your memes and pictures and whatever (except bday posts to family members that don't have medes like why do you do that), but be yourselfffffff because we all can't keep living like this.