Since the temperature has sky rocketed the last couple of days here in Ohio, I have noticed that social media has blown up with pictures of people on porches, sun bathing on campus and a general decreased attendance of class.
At The Ohio State University we have what we call Oval Beach.
It’s a big green space on campus where, when the weather is warm enough, you can find a significant part of the student body with dogs, Frisbees and iPod docks catching some sun in between classes.
Picture from my Twitter feed today.
Now, I don’t know about most people, but when I see my friends having fun while I am stuck in class, it is torture. I don’t want to encourage skipping class, but social media makes it really hard to focus.
So, is social media just a big venue to boast about how much fun you’re having? Admit it, everyone has that one friend who is a super downer on Twitter and is always positing negative tweets. It’s probably really annoying. Has social media turned us into an entertainment oriented society or part of a bigger problem?
Share your thoughts with me! Do you have a story about a reaction to that negative friend? I’d love to hear any input you have about social media being a “fun people only” zone. Leave a comment below or tweet at me @Amelia_Power