Social Media Diet

Social Media Twelve missed calls, seventy messages, and thousands of updates are what I came to after one of the loneliest days of my life. Twenty four hours doesn’t seem like much but spending twenty four hours away from something so important to you makes it seem like an eternity. During my time away from my phone I found entertainment in things I usually don’t do, such talking with my sister and just spending time with my family. I knew being home all day without a phone was going to be tough so I made some plans with friends to go out later in the night, but the time I did spend home alone was horrible.

A day without my phone made me realize that I, like most of my generation, rely too much on our phones and electronics for our social needs. Not having my phone had a lot of obvious impacts on my life, but it also had a few that I had not thought about. For example, the night before I decided to go without a phone I realized I needed it for an alarm to get up before school. My mother woke me up the following day when she got up to go to work so acted as my alarm for the day. Obvious impacts were the fact that I couldn’t text people I was used to talking to everyday of my life.

Social media sites went out the window for the day as well as I only check them on my phone and didn’t have access to them. My only real source of the outside world was the television. People don’t often notice that social media sites and just plain texting help a person not feel so alone. Usually I go through my day never noticing the loneliness in my house, feeling Ake, Jancy normal because of people I text and talk to through the internet. On this day, however, I realized how truly alone I was in my home. I noticed the quietness and the lack of things to do around the house.

I became a little afraid at the fact at how far everyone and everything felt from me and how vulnerable I was incase of an emergency. Texting and talking give us the illusion of having someone around us because of the immediateness of the conversation. It’s not the same as real life but better than nothing. Throughout the day I found things to do here and there. I spent most of my day cleaning to keep myself busy. When my sister and family got home I talked to her and realized just how much she used her phone and how much I would have been using it if I had mine.

During our conversations I would get annoyed that while I was talking she’d be on her phone or while she was talking she’d also be on her phone, but I slowly realized that she didn’t do it out of disrespect but she was simply used to it. When I have my phone I do the same to her and we never notice simply because it is normal. In some way having a phone rationalizes being rude during a conversation because the act is mutual. It was a bit weird how I found entertainment in things I usually had no interest for such as going outside for a walk.

I decided to go outside since being inside alone didn’t help much and to my surprise I enjoyed it. Being outside without my phone felt freeing as if I had no worries and no one could ruin the moment because there was no way anyone could contact me. Anything that would make me forget about the fact that I couldn’t use my phone suddenly became entertaining. I was looking for busy work or anything to get me through the day until it was time for me to go out because I thought going out would be no different without my phone. Ake, Jancy

At night of that day I went out with my friends to a house party. Early in the night not having my phone wasn’t a problem; I was with my friends and had no need for it. As it got later me and my friends spread out and went with different friends for a while, but when I wanted to hang out with a certain friend I couldn’t text her to find her and I looked for her but still she was nowhere to be found. I eventually found her and it was late so I decided to go home. A problem that I had not realized was that I had no contact with my boyfriend to pick me up.

I realized I didn’t know his number by memory so couldn’t even ask my friend if I could call him or anything and got a little scared since I didn’t know how I was going to get home. I told my friend about my problem and she offered to give me a ride once her sister came home and my worries were alleviated. This experience made me realize just how much the modern world depends technology that our previous generation had no access to. It made me wonder how people lived their everyday life before cell phones and other things were invented.

In a way it’s sad that we find it difficult to live without technology and how much we’ve come to rely on them for most of our everyday needs. Not having my phone for 24 hours was tough for me perhaps because I’ve grown so used to having it when I needed. A friend of mine doesn’t even own a phone and yet she gets through her day just fine because she’s used to not having one. I feel more aware of how much I use my phone because of this experience and try not to rely too much on it so it isn’t such of a big impact on my life.

Social Media Diet

MobilephoneA Day Without Social Media Twelve missed calls, seventy messages, and thousands of updates are what I came to after one of the loneliest days of my life. Twenty four hours doesn’t seem like much but spending twenty four hours away from something so important to you makes it seem like an eternity. During my time away from my phone I found entertainment in things I usually don’t do, such talking with my sister and just spending time with my family. I knew being home all day without a phone was going to be tough so I made some plans with friends to go out later in the night, but the time I did spend home alone was horrible.

A day without my phone made me realize that I, like most of my generation, rely too much on our phones and electronics for our social needs. Not having my phone had a lot of obvious impacts on my life, but it also had a few that I had not thought about. For example, the night before I decided to go without a phone I realized I needed it for an alarm to get up before school. My mother woke me up the following day when she got up to go to work so acted as my alarm for the day. Obvious impacts were the fact that I couldn’t text people I was used to talking to everyday of my life.

Social media sites went out the window for the day as well as I only check them on my phone and didn’t have access to them. My only real source of the outside world was the television. People don’t often notice that social media sites and just plain texting help a person not feel so alone. Usually I go through my day never noticing the loneliness in my house, feeling Ake, Jancy normal because of people I text and talk to through the internet. On this day, however, I realized how truly alone I was in my home. I noticed the quietness and the lack of things to do around the house.

I became a little afraid at the fact at how far everyone and everything felt from me and how vulnerable I was incase of an emergency. Texting and talking give us the illusion of having someone around us because of the immediateness of the conversation. It’s not the same as real life but better than nothing. Throughout the day I found things to do here and there. I spent most of my day cleaning to keep myself busy. When my sister and family got home I talked to her and realized just how much she used her phone and how much I would have been using it if I had mine.

During our conversations I would get annoyed that while I was talking she’d be on her phone or while she was talking she’d also be on her phone, but I slowly realized that she didn’t do it out of disrespect but she was simply used to it. When I have my phone I do the same to her and we never notice simply because it is normal. In some way having a phone rationalizes being rude during a conversation because the act is mutual. It was a bit weird how I found entertainment in things I usually had no interest for such as going outside for a walk.

I decided to go outside since being inside alone didn’t help much and to my surprise I enjoyed it. Being outside without my phone felt freeing as if I had no worries and no one could ruin the moment because there was no way anyone could contact me. Anything that would make me forget about the fact that I couldn’t use my phone suddenly became entertaining. I was looking for busy work or anything to get me through the day until it was time for me to go out because I thought going out would be no different without my phone. Ake, Jancy

At night of that day I went out with my friends to a house party. Early in the night not having my phone wasn’t a problem; I was with my friends and had no need for it. As it got later me and my friends spread out and went with different friends for a while, but when I wanted to hang out with a certain friend I couldn’t text her to find her and I looked for her but still she was nowhere to be found. I eventually found her and it was late so I decided to go home. A problem that I had not realized was that I had no contact with my boyfriend to pick me up.

I realized I didn’t know his number by memory so couldn’t even ask my friend if I could call him or anything and got a little scared since I didn’t know how I was going to get home. I told my friend about my problem and she offered to give me a ride once her sister came home and my worries were alleviated. This experience made me realize just how much the modern world depends technology that our previous generation had no access to. It made me wonder how people lived their everyday life before cell phones and other things were invented.

In a way it’s sad that we find it difficult to live without technology and how much we’ve come to rely on them for most of our everyday needs. Not having my phone for 24 hours was tough for me perhaps because I’ve grown so used to having it when I needed. A friend of mine doesn’t even own a phone and yet she gets through her day just fine because she’s used to not having one. I feel more aware of how much I use my phone because of this experience and try not to rely too much on it so it isn’t such of a big impact on my life.

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