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.