In class on Thursday, we discussed the issue of privacy on social media. In my opinion, there is no such thing as privacy on social media. You are willingly signing up to have your life viewed, whether you have your privacy settings on or not- nothing is private. The way people portray themselves on social media says a lot more about than character by what they say in 140 characters or less, or the photo stream on their Instagram. You can literally check in on Facebook where you are, if you are at the mall, a restaurant. Who REALLY cares that your sipping on a glass of wine with your brother at some bar in town? Why do we willingly give out all out our information without even realizing it? Yet we all do it, willingly.
We also discussed the ” Down in the DM” song and how social media is affecting our relationships. If people are interested in someone they should be able to confront them and talk in person, rather than behind a screen. Maybe I am old-fashioned because that’s how I think relationships should start but I find that social media destroys relationships. I plan to go into more depth on this subject in my term paper.