Social media has become a trend since human need to share some information or ideas they create and to interact in wider range of time and place. Each of social media has its own unique features that make people have more than one social media account. These are why people use social media in their daily lives. Some people might use it rarely, but some people use it often. They really care about their social media account as if they do not have real social life. This act would gradually damage their real social life.
In the name of era, people tend to have many social media and use the virtual network in daily life. They have many social media accounts because they have to follow the trends. Following trend is needed by someone to be accepted in some social groups. It leads someone to keep updating their ideas or information, such as newest activities they do, new places they visit, or meeting with some friends of theirs. Thus, they become active to update their recent activities in their social media.
Nowadays, people are updating every single of their activities in social media. It could be seen as a now common phenomenon when some people hanging out, they keep busy with their smartphones. They update the activities of hanging out in some cool places with the famous food in town. They don’t talk to each other as hanging out is supposed to be. In addition, they care too much to their social media accounts. They access it almost in every single time. They also bring their gadget everywhere they go. People stick to their gadget in term of keep accessing their social media accounts. When it comes to that condition, they become anti-social in their real life.
Social media addict would be the next thing that happens to people if updating every single thing becomes a habit. It would turn someone to be active in their cyber world, but passive in the social life. They would not care about the real environment around them. They only care about the newest activities they do or newest information they could get. They would have no social skill, like knowing someone’s emotion through their expressions or how to response things someone’s talking about. This lack of social skills leads people damaging their own real social life.
Communication and information needs lead someone to have more social network. With the good features of social media, people tend to keep their accounts updated. When it reaches every time and everywhere updating their accounts, it would turn someone to become addicted to their social media accounts. The addiction turns someone to be careless of the world around them, becomes anti-social, and surely gives bad damages to their real social network. It would be better if the social life is undergone in balance.