Social Media for modern lovers in the digital age.
There has been an increase of Tik Tok videos where a lot of non-black men are declaring their love of black women in a mostly cringey manner. This trend sparked after numerous black men would make videos bashing black women in favor of other races and using the excuse of it just being their "preference."
It started when quarantine did. My university had basically just told us all to go the fuck home. Immediately. I was crying in the club- aka, my bed- as I tried to reason out whether I wanted to go home to a less than ideal environment, stay on a practically deserted campus, or run off into the distance barefoot and get a head start on the apocalypse. Thrown into the depths of worry and despair, I opened up tik tok.
I generally consider myself a kind and selfless person when it comes to anything. I'm the type of person to rather keep my plate full over another's if I could help it. I've always hated the idea of burdening others or inconveniencing them, and so I've always kept my issues to myself and have always made sure to treat others with kindness.
The internet has seen a drastic hit in censorship as we kick off this new year. We rely on social media for many things whether it’s information, creativity, business or personal, it’s our way of connecting in this new digital age. But as we’ve seen how quickly and easily Big Tech can flip the switch, social media can be taken down in an instant. Heck, there might as well be a new meaning behind “INSTAgram”. So, it got me thinking the question, who are you without social media?
Living a Smartphone-less Life: Most of us have seen Netflix’s The Social Dilemma, so I will spare the lecture on why you should say goodbye to your smartphone. There is something up though – how can it be that despite a general awareness of their negative effects, smartphones continue to mindlessly consume our lives? Of course, this question may seem as useless as asking why a smoker doesn’t ‘just quit smoking’. Yet, there appears to be an illusion that, in today’s world, you can’t get by without one. Having spent half a year with my £1 MobiWire, I intend to dispel this myth. Think of smartphones as like your crazy ex – when you’re with them you think you rely on them, but as soon as they’re gone, you realise you didn’t need them after all. Here are all the aspects of a smartphone that you most definitely can live without.:
It is no secret that social media has taken hold of our every day lives. New platforms are constantly popping up and gaining traction even when we thought the marketplace was already saturated. It started over a decade ago when Facebook stepped in and started targeting loyal Myspace users, who soon joined the social network which dominates today. Ah yes, remember good old Tom, our first digital “friend.”
Before social media hit the scene, the death of a celebrity might be briefly mentioned on the news with the possibility of an obituary in the newspaper. If they were very famous, there might be a commemorative program on TV, or a weekend showing of their most memorable films.
What is it about some people that they seem incapable of believing in or supporting good things? I posted on my Twitter yesterday about a dream I had which included a man I'd been involved with intimately over the last almost three years but was not—and still am not (yet)—in a relationship with. Those of you who are like me and can not only dream in color but are able to remember your dreams will understand how real this dream felt to me.
According to modern research and statistics, over half of social media users accept that they come across fake news on a daily basis on different platforms. What is more alarming is that over a quarter of these users have liked or shared a post on their timelines, without realizing that the news is fake.
Remember Tom? Tom Anderson, the leader of our much smaller online world of 2003, was every Myspace user’s first friend. Smiling back at us from our self-designed pages he would give us an encouraging thumbs up. Apparently I am not alone in missing him as 2020 saw many wistful articles written about where his is now.
Originally written in 2017, I still love and follow most of these accounts. Hygge_for_home Pronounced hoo-gah, the Danish concept of Hygge is something that I have been obsessed with for many years. In fact, I have pretty much always lived my life this way before I even knew there was a word for it. Hygge is a Danish word that roughly translates as a cozy feeling or enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. The Danish created this concept and lifestyle in the 18th century and it is now a fundamental part of their culture. The basic idea is to surround yourself with things that make you feel happy, warm and cozy. It can be yourself or your favorite people, candles, soft fuzzy blankets, a hot cup of cocoa or a good home cooked meal. I follow a few Hygge Instagram feeds but this is one of my favorites as it shows great examples of how to decorate your home or garden in the Hygge way. Funny as I’m writing this I am looking around my living room and am noticing how similar this woman’s home and my home actually look.
Instagram is one of the most preferred social media platforms available for sharing some of the best moments and memories just by posting them as pictures or videos; at the same time, it has become crucial to determine what to comment on a girl’s Instagram post.