It’s no secret that social media has changed the way we interact with one another. Being the sociology/psychology lover I am, I’m very interested in the way it shapes, changes, and influences our personal relationships, and how it affects us emotionally. It’s amazing to think that there are currently kids, yes, actual human beings, who have never experienced life without social media. Can you imagine? I am sure glad there was no social media to document my terrible choices in high school. But maybe it’s not as big of a deal as I presume it to be? Maybe kids are more careful with what they do and what they post because they understand how quickly things can spread when your whole school is connected online.
It seems that everybody has a Facebook these days, even my 80-year old grandmother has one! That’s right, Memow, you’re pretty rad. Whether I’m ordering lunch at a restaurant or sitting in church, the words “follow us on Facebook and Twitter!” are everywhere you look. It’s great, and social media has done some truly amazing and unbelievable things, but I also wonder if it is negatively influencing some of our behaviors and social patterns.
I have created a survey that I’d love for YOU to take. It will only take a few minutes, and your insight would be much appreciated. It is 100% anonymous.Please feel free to share with anyone and everyone, the more responses the better. I’ll be writing a follow up post with overall results and conclusions. Thank you!!