Do you have lots of friends on social media? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr? As one sophomore recently confessed to me, he only has 600 friends. 600 friends?!! That’s not a friend group that’s an army battalion (300 to 1,200) and some of you probably have numbers as big as a military brigade (3,200 to 5,500)! Friends and social media what’s it really all about?
Now let’s think about this, do you have 600 friends, or 600 “friends”? These numbers are popularity meta data, fodder for the ad agencies, avatars on your wall. Are these people really friends?
Social media is not very social anymore, its promotional.
Flashing hundreds of faces, uploading endless photo stream is promoting your media profile, and not (in my well-researched book) friendship. A barrage of dog images, cat virals, fuzzy cafe shots running down Continue reading “Friends and Social Media – Back to School!”