In the recent times social media had become a significant part of our lives. Most of the people are using social media and this usage is increasing day by day. Some people use it for entertainment ,some people use it for interact with others.
Social media is defined as a platform that helps user to interact with other users. Such as, updating a profile, Instagram posts about their holidays, tweets about their feelings ,snapchat stories, chatting and etc. What if like everything else, more social media usage had become an addiction or an obsession? According to some researches, people spend an average of 2-3 hours a day on social media. The problem comes when you overspend your time on those social media platforms. If you find yourself missing on social media platforms while looking for something different or if you constantly check what people share in social media, then you are showing signs of social media addiction.
Some people feel anxiety when they are in a place with no internet access. If you just want to spend your time on social media rather then your daily activities and responsibilities, you should know that something is wrong. The more time you spend on social media, the more socially isolated you will be.
The problem is that without control, social media can control your life rather than you control it. The important thing is to consciously use social media. It is up to you to how social media affects you life. What you can do is replace your usual free time that you overused for social media for other things. You can make yourself busy so that you will have no free time to check on social media.
In conclusion, social media is a great way to connect with people. Do not forget, this technology is here to help us move forward, it is not created to waste our time. What you have to do is gain back the control over your life and use social media without deviating from its purpose.
Leo Aybuke Ceylan
Social Media Team Leader,
Agora Leo Club, Turkey