Social Media vs Reality

Ok, so I will admit that I am lowkey addicted to Twitter, however, lately, I’ve been getting tired of it.

I’ve been on twitter since 2011 and of course the site has changed a lot in the last decade. Twitter has allowed everyone to share their opinions on everything, and I think I’ve finally reached a point where its become obnoxious. There was a tweet that went viral last week that essentially said twitter doesn’t reflect real life, and I agree wholeheartedly. The “discourse” that happens on twitter may take inspiration from real life, but honestly, that is where it ends. So much of what people “discuss’ are regurgitated talking points brought up week after week, month after month. Its annoying.

When folks are not regurgitating tired talking points, they are mad about one thing or another and expect everyone else to be mad too. I don’t have the energy to be mad all the time. I have had to recalibrate my feed so much in the last year because I got tired of seeing the same shit day in and day out. I love Twitter, but good golly. Whatever you see trending or being talked about ad nauseum on Twitter may be hot on the site, but step out into the world for a second, and I assure you NOBODY is talking about that shit.

I will not deny how Twitter has allowed for us to express ourselves much like how Myspace did for me as a teen, but its now become a bit of an annoyance and I find myself needing to detach from the app for a bit. I’m not yet at the point where I want to delete the app entirely, but I am more cognizant of when I need to take a break.

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