I expressed my concerns regarding social media in my week 1 summary blog post, and professor Bond responded to my thoughts, stating that these platforms are used as storage for the multitude of different thoughts, opinions or artistic expressions individuals share.
His comment altered my perception of social media. Thinking of it more as a storage device makes the whole idea seem less boasting to the world about what is going on in your life and more “here is what has happened in my life, I can now look back on it whenever I’d like”. It’s a journal or a memory box. It allows the user, and whoever that user has approved, to view a timeline of their ideas and interests.
Of course there are individuals who use social media to garner attention, but I like to think that my cynical outlook has been changed for the better.