What would it be like without social media? What kind of life would people be leading if there was no such thing to be part of daily living of humans? Will we be better off or find ways to have them anyway?
Imagine a life that is led in a rather old-fashioned way where they may be computers but no such option as using them for social interaction and networking. Imagine computers without Internet connection and merely as a modern version of typewriters. Imagine computers as purely an office equipment, an iPhone only a stylized version of a landline phone, and no other gadgets with Internet capability has ever been invented yet. Will the term “social media” have a different meaning from that which we know of now?
With all the human preoccupation with online networking where humans are not the only ones connected but groups, business entities, and sites, it is almost impossible to think of how socialization will occur without it. We must however remember that people have survived before without it. There might be a big difference though with people who have never experienced it and those who have experienced it and are forced to scale down. After all, how can something be missed if there is no prior experience about it.
Without social media, humans will definitely find some other way to do something similar. The advantages people experience today because of technological advancement are quite many. One has to step back once in a while though to appreciate what we have.
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