Social media – the pretty and the ugly

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)

Hand holding a Social Media 3d Sphere sign on white background.

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 🙂 “