Then came the ever so popular AOL Instant Messenger. You were a nobody if you didn’t have an AIM account. Away messages reading: “brb” or “gone 2 tha gym, cel’s good” were considered normal things to post (even though the whole point of AIM was to talk to people). They became the leading cause of headaches in my life because not only did they prove that the English language had been mutated into numbers and emoticons, but they were the beginning of people’s constant need for social attention.
Today we have Facebook and Twitter (among many others). The leading causes of false information and self pity. Spreading rumors and messing with people has never been easier! I do believe that there are huge benefits for social media. But the majority of people abuse them to play stupid games and whine about relationships. This is exactly why I am writing this article. Call me a hypocrite if you want, but this article is to complain about people complaining.
You might be asking me why I follow them on Twitter or still have them as Facebook friends. Well, even though they are slowly driving me insane with their constant groaning, I still am “friends” with most of these people. Also, because their complete reliance on social acceptance and insignificant relationship woes makes me feel better about myself and my life. I feel more mature than these people... and I watch Adventure Time. It’s not that I am making fun of these people. I’m sure venting to Facebook every so often definitely can relieve some stress. But when people are passive aggressively trying to insult or get an individual’s attention by typing sappy song lyrics or just being utterly emo in a status message, that’s when I have no hope for the future of social media or mankind.
So next time stop and think before you tweet the horribly melancholy lyrics from a Dashboard Confessional or Taylor Swift song just because you’re lonely or "upset". Get off your lazy butt and do something about it, because the rest of us don’t feel sorry for you. You're welcome.
Written by: Kyle Cicilioni