My social media presence is very lackluster. The only form of social media that I currently use is Facebook. I began using Facebook in 2009, during the formative years of the site. I made the account due to peer pressure – it was the most popular form of communication among teenagers and my crush was an avid user. Also, as someone with had a highly limited texting plan, I thought it was a no-brainer. However, then and now, I only use it as a way to communicate with friends who I no longer see on day-to-day basis.
I rarely make statuses or say what’s is really on my mind, except if the Philadelphia Eagles are playing. When the Eagles are playing, I will not filter my opinions on the game. My statuses on the Eagles range from pleased with their play, or pissed because they aren’t listening to what I say (but what do I know, I suppose). Aside from the Eagles games, there have been times in which I have felt like voicing my ideas pertaining to something I watched, read,3 or learned, and Facebook was an option to let friends know what I was thinking. However, I refrain from making these statuses. I don’t feel like Facebook is the right medium in which I want to present my ideas, probably because I would rather talk to someone in person about. Posting ideas has a way of undermining those ideas, due to the swarm of apathetic viewers.
If I had to compare my social media presence to my real-life presence, I’d say they are fairly similar in that they are both fairly reserved. I don’t typically voice my thoughts to too many people in life or on Facebook. I don’t take too many pictures in person, nor do I post pictures on Facebook. There is not much to my Facebook. Due to the fact that information is out to the public, I do restrict who sees what is posted on my profile. I don’t want people such as family and family friends to see everything I do. However, this is not the reason why I am not an avid user. I guess Facebook doesn’t do it for me in terms of a medium to talk about issues, other than the Eagles games.