LIVING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
The transformation of the digital age human being to a social media animal seems to be complete. The process is over given the fact that most or all of our social activities are documented with the social media in mind. To take a notch further, activities happen with the only social media in mind. The anticipation of the likes, the comments, who would behave in which manner on the social media can be called a truly dopamined society.
The follower, the influencer, tweet, the rules of Instagram, be in consonance of ever changing social media platform rules, getting onto better and better platform has become a part of the natural learning process. Nobody is taught yet everybody is extremely conversant with it. And they align their social media life accordingly. The social media life is not a reflection of the physical social life. The reality it that the real life is being dictated by the rule, conventions and systems of the social media world.
The emoticons made entry into lives and hearts got entangled in a manner which cannot be disentangled now. The multi media life of social media translated into our nitty gritty of life. Everybody become a photographer and the photograph became a pic. Editing a photograph became cropping it. Photoshop lost out in the race of being real time and dynamic, its variant appearing on every single phone of every single make.
When you take a pic and then have your food, click innumerable pics to look chic on the social media, when number of selfies taken decide whether you are mentally stable or not, life has already become surreal. Realising surreal as real and aligning your life the other way round is happening so seamlessly. Our understanding and experience of erstwhile social life will be lost forever. A well mediated, orchestrated, monetised social media experiment has become successful.
MAKING A MARK ON SOCIAL MEDIA LIFE HAS TRANSFORMED SOCIAL INTERACTIONS & ITS DOCUMENTATION.