Commence Remy rant:
Before you read this, keep in mind, I am not here to condemn something that has helped me in my life. Social media has helped me reach audiences I never would have otherwise, and I am grateful for that. But I am also not going to pull a veil over what it has become. Much in the same way someone who worked at a mall long enough could eventually tell where someone was going to shop based solely on how they look, I have become quite accustomed to social media and the quirks of its many inhabitants. Though social media may have been all fun and games when it first rose to popularity in the mid 2000′s (not counting the Friendster and MySpace trends that came years before Facebook and Twitter), the shiny veneer has been slowly stripped away, and we now we know that Facebook has truly become Fakebook. It is not just a direct attack on that site, as, it has done much for me. Not an attack on the site itself as it is an examination of the evolution of how people have come to use it. Where once, it seemed social media was a great place to meet up with old friends and to network and find new ones, it has become something far more dangerous than that. It seems it sole purpose for existing now is to make everyone feel worse about their lives comparatively to everyone else. The problem here does not lie in social media, though.
The hardest part to accept about this is that the problem lies in us. We are doing this to each other.