The Evils of Social Media


Social media is great. Social media is awesome. For some of us, social media is the best invention since the Internet, and it very well might be. However, there’s a slight problem: there are some evil characteristics of social media that are very hard to ignore (dun dun duuuuun). What are they, you ask? Well...

Evil #1: You see things that you don’t want to see

It’s not like you ask to see it, but someone retweets a graphic picture of something absolutely awful. Another person likes something on Facebook that ends up on your newsfeed and it’s, um, shone a little light on who that friend of yours is like behind the scenes. Social media makes you see weird and disgusting things on a daily basis whether you ask for it or not.

Evil #2: You get obsessed with social media

Social media has this evil power of sucking people’s minds and making them only concentrate on stalking people’s profiles on Facebook and catching up with the latest Justin Bieber gossip on Twitter with fellow Believers... I mean, who else here has a problem with checking his/her phone every five seconds for Facebook and/or Twitter, hm?

And most of all...

Evil #3: Social media is an evil procrastination tool

This is by far the worst side of social media. Being a procrastination tool. And an amazing one at that! It’s so easy to log onto your account and spend time on it for hours and hours, forgetting all of your other responsibilities like homework, projects, and so on. In fact, I’m pretty sure social media is the one that brought procrastination into human existence, that evil thing.

I have nothing against social media. In fact, I adore Twitter. But I think it’s a good thing to keep this evil side of social media (dun dun duuuuun) in mind as we go out our daily business on Facebook and such. (Mwahahahahaha.)

Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!

-Barista Mia-

Image: Ed Yourdon