DIARY OF A SOCIAL NETWORK USER

Monday, January 19, 2015


For those of you who are social network users, whether it being Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp or Google Plus, you will all be able to relate to what I'm going to chat about today.

Our generation is surrounded by social media. We don't always realise it but it's everywhere and let's be honest, it's pretty hard to escape. I feel like I find myself constantly checking my instagram feed, using the same thumb motion to continuously refresh the page or adding snapchats to my story until I realise no one is interested in looking at 2 minutes of random selfies.When someone's phone goes off in a public place I see everyone reach into their pockets to check if it was their phone- including myself of course. I think it's interesting but also quite scary to imagine what could become of our social lives if we keep this up...

Here's a fictional day in the life of a social media user with some of the 'struggles' I think all social media users can relate to and some funny habits that we all have... Enjoy!

Friday 16th January, 2015, 3:06am
I was woken up by a friend who is in Paris on summer holiday. Contemplated turning my phone on silent, except I also need to hear my alarm in the morning #struggles

Friday 16th January, 2015, 9:01am
My alarm just went off but then I realised it wasn't a school day. However I decided to check if anyone might have posted anything since I checked at 1am, instead of sleeping.

Friday 16th January, 2015, 9:46am
After checking all my social media sites I got up to make breakfast. Decided to make some effort because I hadn't updated my instagram since yesterday. Made a smoothie bowl that I added to my snapchat story and of course instagram (took a while because I couldn't find the perfect filter)

Friday 16th January, 2015, 10:32am
Decided I should probably start searching for and editing next weeks #throwbackthursday

Friday 16th January, 2015,  11:14am
Deleted yesterday's instagram post because it didn't get enough likes in my opinion. Also decided to unfollow some people because I started following some people yesterday, meaning I now had less 'followers' in comparison to 'following'

Friday 16th January, 2015, 11:16am
Got spammed by my best friend on snapchat asking me to come have lunch. The place we are going to has hipster drink jars so I said yes...

Friday 16th, 2015, 11:34am
Took a picture of my outfit of the day #ootd but decided not to upload. Oh and I almost left without taking a portable charger. Wouldn't want to run out of battery...

Friday 16th, 2015, 12:12am
Got to the cafe and really had to resist the urge to 'gram my food. Eventually I gave in and I got a few  awkward stares from other people in the cafe while I was trying to get the best angle. Kinda hate being judged but doing it for the 'gram... #fearofcafes

Friday 16th, 2015, 12:56am
Ran into one of my old friends that I hadn't seen aaages. Immediately scrolled through 3 years worth of their Facebook timeline (would you call that Facebook stalking..?)

Friday 16th January, 2015, 1:18pm
Decided to check if they also had instagram- and they do. But i'll wait to follow them because of course I'd prefer if they followed me first...

Friday 16th January, 2015 2:58pm
Uploaded my lunch picture to Twitter because I don't want to spam people on Instagram however I couldn't come up with a decent hashtag so when in doubt use #sorrynotsorry

Friday 16th January, 2015 3:15pm
Got another Facebook notification asking me if I wanted to play Farmville...

Friday 16th January, 2015 6:30pm
Mum asked me to set the dinner table on Facebook (because I was online) except when I tried to ignore it Facebook told her I'd seen it...

Friday 16th January, 2015 7:17pm
Facebook decided to give me another reminder that I am still single.... (the ''are you in a relationship?'' question popped up when I was editing my profile picture)

Friday 16th January, 2015 8:33pm
Someone just updated their status.. is it too early to like?

Friday 16th January, 2015 11:36pm
Should really be getting to bed. Except I just discovered a new series on Netflix thanks to my friend who tweeted me the link...

I decided to create a fictional diary of things social network users 'struggle' with as a fun way of showing how much were rely on social media everyday. It's quite scary to think about how much we use it  and that instead of socialising face-to-face you're on social media thinking you're being 'social'.

Hope you enjoyed it and let me know what is your favourite social media site?

Until next time,

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