Social Media Across the Globe

Social Media helps me in various ways: getting together with friends, being updated on the latest news/gossips/ videos, and, most importantly, it makes staying in touch and talking to my family across the ocean a whole lot easier.

When I was younger, I didn’t look at social media this way. I used Hyves (a Dutch version of Facebook) to communicate with friends and to talk to each other after school. Also, as some of you might remember, MSN was a big (BIG) thing and extremely ‘cool’ to use.

Over the last few years I’ve been using Facebook a lot more, even more than Instagram. Even though Instagram, in the US, might be even more popular than Facebook nowadays. The reason I use Facebook more is because almost all my family members use it. We have a  family chat, we share photos  and it’s easier to tag someone in a funny video than sending the video separately to everyone in a text.

Beside the fun side of social media, I do understand and notice the dangers of using it. We’ve been told by our field hockey coaches that they’re watching us everywhere: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat…

Crazy to think about posting something and more people than you probably know of are looking and following you.

 

Bregje Smits

 

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One thought on “Social Media Across the Globe

  1. Social media provides a lot of positive aspects and it does bring friends/families together when there is distance between them. When I went down south for the summer FT was a application that came in handy for me, so I could keep in touch with my loved ones back home. Also social media can be harmful sometimes. It is a outlet where you have to be careful about what you say and post. If you post something vulgar and inappropriate there are jobs and/ or colleges and jobs that can look that up and consequences may come from those actions.

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