6 responses to “Log in or miss out: Does avoiding social media lead to social exclusion?

  1. I realize it may not be fair but it is the reality of the digital age. My mom got a cell phone, started texting, joined Facebook and got Skype . . . kicking and screaming all the way BUT now she is glad she did. I am sure she will never use it as much as I do but . . .
    “Time is not going to stop moving to accommodate those who choose to stand still”~Dr. Linette Montae.

  2. I find it so scary to think I don’t know if I could live without social media. It’s become such a HUGE part of my life. I was actually speaking to my grandparents last week about online life and they are genuinely worried that there will be a point in time when they won’t be able to do things like shop etc – of course I tell them not to be silly but it does make you think!
    GREAT post.

  3. Neither my 26 yr. old daughter nor her partner participate in any form of social media other than texting. They have a large circle of friends and a busy social life. They seem to be part of a wonderful circle of people who still work in real time, face to face, even in a major city. I am not so fortunate… there are days when I feel like I live on social media!!

  4. 80% of my social media use is for my business, so I don’t interact with “real” friends very often on social media. I’ve had events sent to me on Facebook, but because I normally only log-on for my business, I miss them in the midst of other things. When I had a house warming party a few months ago, I sent out the invites the old fashioned way – hand written cards. I had a few people tell me that I should’ve made a Facebook event, but that would have excluded more than 1/2 of the invites. I use social media minimally for personal use, and I don’t plan to change that.

  5. I feel like I’ve been limiting my social media time since I started meeting more people in real life. Ironically though I started using “social media” sites to meet more people lol… My coworker showed me cliqie.com and I’m a big fan of that over the others in terms of actually meeting people vs. just entertainment. It has a different approach that feels less sketchy cause you and your friends essentially act as “wingmen”. I like that it helps you find things to do too. Skout’s okay too, but still has it’s fair share of creepers

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