Even though I do have social media, it does not mean I am always active on it. In agreement with Danah Boyd, I think that there is a time and place where we might feel the need to take out our phone and be connected. When I’m in an awkward situation or just sitting around waiting for something, I will usually take out my phone just to spare me the awkwardness. However, when I’m with family and friends, I tend to keep my phone at a distance so I would not be tempted to check it. I will admit, that when I hear my phone buzz, I can’t help but check my phone almost immediately. There are ways to be disconnected from social media like deactivating it; social media gives us the option to disconnect if we simply don’t want it anymore. Social media is a part of my life , but I wouldn’t say that all my time is consumed by it. I enjoy in person interactions, honestly I’d rather an in person conversation rather than texting someone. Through in-person interactions, you see who the person really is, by their body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice.Everyone of course is different,others are more consumed by social media, but I don’t think that we all should be categorized by the media as “always-on”.