The past couple of months I’ve been trying my best to avoid social media. Once in a while I post on Twitter, “sharing” my thoughts about a particular show I am watching at the moment and to close that tweet I also add the required hashtag. 😆 Or to send a demanding tweet or private messages to companies who aren’t doing their job properly; to give an example, to Company A (hmmm, SkyCable?) that we have paid our monthly billing and they still have not put our cable connection back to normal, or to Company B *cough*Xend*cough* that has not delivered the package I have sent and it has been months. They reply promptly when I send messages there compared to inquiring and complaining through email, to be honest.
Last year I tried my best to avoid Twitter, because I feel it’s more toxic there than being on Facebook. I was successful in doing so for the next 3 months, but unfortunately the next 3 months I was back there and back to seeing toxic tweets.
Well, okay. I do feel that there may be (or I am one of those) toxic tweets from my end when I look at my own tweets. But from how I see things from the people I follow, their tweets make them look too entitled and want their opinions to always matter. One negative opinion against their strong opinion and you’ll be sent negative tweets (from them, or from their friends and other unknown people who have seen said tweet).
In the next few hours, if that tweet and the reach it’s gotten to gets more replies/likes/shares, and more tweets until it gets to the online media and you’ll be featured online in a bad way.
It’s why I am cautious to post anything, positive or negative, about anything in social media. Even a simple emoji reaction on FB the one where you don’t share any reply by words but only just by clicking that laughing emoji can be dangerous, too.
Being viral used to be a good thing. Now at this time and age, your thoughts and opinions will be put against you because of something you don’t agree with. No thanks to screencaps, they can easily screencap it and repost it before you delete your comment or private message.
To end a discussion with different opinions, it’s best to close it with the line “agree to disagree” and successfully move on.
Hmmm… when it comes to Instagram, it’s pretty toxic because when I scroll through my feed I see my friends achieving great accomplishments and I can’t help but compare myself to them. I feel defeated, sad, regretful, jealous and why can’t I be in the same situation as they are in? We all finished the same path back years ago.
If there is something I can hold on to my situation and how I got here in the present is that I did what I can years ago and I don’t regret doing it so. I believe my illness would come either way.. it is afterall a “chronic” disease. Just wasn’t aware it would be this early. Maybe it’s karma, who knows.
I definitely could not sneak out of our house now to the airport and fly, haha. Not even to a concert, or commute out of a house to join get togethers with my friends now. Ok now that looks sad.
Oddly, I am more active in Facebook now. I find myself checking out replies to these random groups I have joined. Some have posted helpful stuff, some are just trolling. But that’s okay since I can easily mute them unlike in Twitter and Instagram. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But yeah, it’s better to just scroll down and roll your eyes in person where no one can see it. :))
I preferred to being active on Twitter back in 2011 compared to 2016 because it’s easier to communicate with people. Now, everyone is arguing and what’s this term they keep mentioning – smart-shaming, policing? – for any opinion. In 2011 we’re just simply tweeting each other. Instagram timelines of people are too curated now that I’ve lost the mood even to be inspired.
I’m sorry if my post doesn’t make any sense or have grammatical errors, but that’s okay because no one bothers to read my blog anyway. Hahaha!
Right, back to watching videos on YouTube.