SOCIAL MEDIA: THE SERVANT OR THE MASTER?

Who, you ask? Well it is actually what.

Social Media is influencing every part of our lives. Unstoppable, with positive and negative aspects that have defined the state and future of the world.

The Global Village now has over 3 billion users that represent 49% of the world’s population. Not so much of a village anymore.

IS SOCIAL MEDIA ALL ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR LIKES?
IS SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR LIKES?

PERFECT SERVANT TRAITS

CAREER BUILDER

Social Media gives you the spotlight to a much bigger audience with similar interest.

It is a hub of creativity and taking advantage of the stage, to build your interest with relation to your career orientation will serve you well. Comedians, artists, chefs and many other careers have found a space to showcase their work and earn from it.

COMEDIAN

We all want a good laugh that makes you tear and tummy fold as the ribs crack.

Social Media relieves your stress and reminds you to smile. A diverse taste for every audience to relieve their stress and share that joy with others through sharing memes, videos or any other content that wakes up the Dopamine hormones.

THE CAMPAIGNER

Social Media is good loudspeaker.

Different people and organization have amplified their movements and goals that bring change to create a better world.

It creates a global community for similar individuals who stand with the same values to change their own communities and create awareness on various issues.

THE PUBLICIST

Through variety online content posted by brands and businesses, they have created loyalty and recognition that have brought positive impacts upon them.

Social media allows people to add that creative taste and interactive aspects through gaining personal interaction and wanted perception with their audiences.

Markets even broaden geographically and bring the possibilities of offering products and services without physical contact.

TEACHER

Social Media is a great and huge learning space.

Whether it’s a recipe that sometimes backfires or a product review you always anticipate for.

Shout out to the Tech Gurus who show us our way around our Gadgets and the creative bugs who give us DIY that make us feel more productive and satisfied.

It may also be a tricky topic in school.

The list goes on and on. Learn and educate yourself. Keep learning and unlearning because we never stop discovering.

THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

The unity and diversity of culture that is experienced in Social media is amazing, that keeps our social engines running and maintained.

Interacting or video calling colleagues, family and friends thousands of miles away has been made a simple touch away.

There is a flip side to our perfect fit servant. It can become toxic and bring more harm than good. It’s never the best master when in control.

SELF CENTERED MASTER TRAITS

DISTRACTOR

The famous African mom quote ‘ni hio simu imefanya uumwe na tumbo’.

Hilarious but shows the extent to which social media can make you absent minded of the present. Not forgetting the numerous accidents whether small or big that actually occur due to distraction.

Regulate your social media intake and avoid being a social media zombie.

A BULLY

Content on the internet can be harmful. It has led to increased cases of depression and anxiety in our societies.

Social Media is not always 100% true, but that would not be the case for a reader’s perception. Be choosy for the sake of your peace of mind.

DRAINER

Social media is accessed through screens that in long visual periods by the user could result to eyestrain and also limit the stretching for your body when you indulge in hours and hours dedicated to serve the self-centered master.

CONCLUSION

Technology with its pros and cons is here to stay.

Consequently it obliges we its users to take actionable steps to use it responsibly considering its quasi-roles as master and servant.

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