Social Media wouldn’t exist in the format we imagine it today if it weren’t for the millions of users constantly uploading and updating statuses and other media. According to a study, content creation has recently plateaued. For as many users as we add, we’re still writing the same amount of tweets about how much we love coffee and bacon.
Does that mean we’re burned out, or have we just run out of creative individuals to update Facebook pages? If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it before. It’s easy to burnout on social media. We can only create so much content. There are very few of us who can churn out witty tweets and updates every day. We all have better things to do like watch Hoarders so we feel like our house is much cleaner than it is.
Social Media is like Jareth, David Bowie’s character from the movie Labyrinth. It wants to rule you. It wants your thoughts, your ideas, your emotions and your dreams. But you don’t have to share them all. It has no power over you, and it’s not nearly as good looking as David Bowie in tights.
Do you have the power, or does social media have the power over you?