My sister Cindy is 4 years older than me and much more involved in social media than I am – so I asked her if she would write a little bit for me about the good, and the bad sides of being on social media – and what you should say, and what is better left unsaid.
“Like it or not, social media is a part of our every day lives. A part where the average person posts 14 times per day on their twitter account. A world of communication. But is this going to far?
Are we creating a world where our children don’t play outside anymore, and a letter? What’s that?
I have had a few close calls with social media, and I hope that by sharing the things that happened to me, you will be able to learn from my mistakes.
Now that I look back, my embarrassing story is quite funny. I was sending a friend a ridiculous video on Snapchat about a joke we once made (with me pulling silly faces and saying stupid things that only she would understand)
As luck would have it my phone slipped out of my hand and I dropped it on to my foot. Seconds later my friend phoned me killing herself with laughter.
I had in the middle of my accident, selected “My Story” option and posted this really silly video for the whole world to see. Well you can imagine my embarrassment as I tried to remove it from my account, in panic mode all the while!
I decided to uninstall my Snapchat account to see if that would work. It didn’t.
The following day at school a few people laughed at me while others felt sorry for me. They all wanted to know what had happened, but my story sounded so crazy that I decided to keep it to myself. Luckily for me it wasn’t that bad. Embarrassing but not serious.
I have heard of worse…a lot worse!! I will tell you a bit more about social media next week, if Megan will let me write for her again 🙂 “