Take a break from social media
New Haven, Conn (WTNH) – Social Media expert Kris Ruby joined GMC Weekend to talk about taking a break this Memorial Day Weekend from Four Square, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
At what point is all of this technology too much? It can create an alternate universe, where people spend more time in the digital world than the real world.
At some point, you have to put down your devices and be “in” the moment rather than “capturing” the moment, and then broadcasting it.
Here are some tips to help you tell when it’s too much technology.
FIRST… LOOK AT YOUR MOTIVES.
Look at your motives behind your Foursquare check ins and Facebook status updates. Are you more engaged in broadcasting where you are then actually being where you are?
SECOND… WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONS?
What are your motivations for telling your whole network where you are, and tagging people? If they are ego driven, then power down your devices, soak up some sun, and focus more on being in the moment. Social media is about being “social” after all. That means the real world, not just the digital world.
THIRD… IS THIS CREATING AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE?
Are you creating an alternate universe where people spend more time in the digital world than the real world?