The Highs and Lows of Social Media and How it Directly Affects You

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Nowadays social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. It has many uses and benefits as well as many pitfalls. Unfortunately, it has become addicting to many of us.

Social media has opened a huge platform for all of us to share our voice, talents, sense of humor, or even open an online business and market for it. It has paved the way and created new jobs that did not exist before.

Many influencers, viners, youtubers and so on have gained followers over the years and got recognized by record labels and got book deals, marketed several products and had the opportunity to attend prestigious events. Examples continue to increase every year. To name a few: Sherif Fayed, Sara Sabry, Hadya Ghaleb, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes.

The good thing about this is that we all can do it. We all have an equal chance to share our pictures, opinions, talents etc. But why? That is the main concern now.

Is it for mere fame and recognition? Let’s be honest, we all like to satisfy our ego and have a special treatment. But if that’s the only case then we lost the true essence of who we are meant to be and misused the social media tools.

Real successful Internet gurus have a true purpose behind their posts in the category they are most interested in to create an opportunity for themselves in the professional world. Also they portray their real lives.

Unfortunately, many times we fall into the trap of living up to the seemingly perfect lives of who we follow and compete to share or even fake these moments to post.

Anyone now can be called an influencer if he/she can have a number of followers. There is no purpose behind their posts. Most of the time they post photos and videos on their normal everyday life. Information that we don’t need to know.

The problem is that they are perceived as successful and receive gifts and offers from different companies for advertisement.

No one has a perfect life. We can all agree on that. But we only choose to share a part of our lives on our accounts, maybe because we don’t want to be seen as vulnerable or weak.

In the end, social media has made connection and fame seem easy but it has made us concerned about likes and shares and seek to capture the perfect moments rather than truly enjoy our lives and live the moment.