Put down your device (the world is passing you by)

Courtnei Stephens, Staff writer

When was the last time you went outside for a walk? When was the last time you sat down with a friend just for a talk over coffee? When was the last time you actually read a newspaper?

Lately social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr have been making the world go nuts.  A report by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers said that “Trends report, carried out in May this year, found that people check their phones, on average, 23 times a day for messaging, 22 times for voice calls and 18 times to get the time.”

We engage into this society of having to have our phones on us at all times. Mainly, the purpose of a phone is to get in contact with person if you’re hurt, need of an emergency, or just to check up on someone. In this world that we live in today, we use our phones to check emails, check notifications on websites, and read articles about what’s happening in the media.

Looking more into which, it shows that women dominate the social media.

Another report by Entrepreneur Catherine Clifford states that “According to the info graphic, 76 percent of U.S. adult women use Facebook, compared to only 66 percent of U.S. adult men.”

Dealing with this matter, Facebook lets you interact with family members, friends, and old classmates. You get to share photos, promote business, and upload statuses about what you’re doing at that moment, similar to Twitter.

Social media has made society today more distant from the actual world itself. We have to check our phones every 30 seconds just to make sure we didn’t miss anything that’s going on in the media world. More arguments, relationships start to fade, friendships start to end, and being someone that you’re really not. Social media lets you have different emotions racing through your head just to figure out what the world has to say about you.

The world revolving around media will continue to increase in the generations to come. No one will know what it’ll bring in stores, but one thing is for sure-media is making world go round.