My main social media sites are Facebook and Instagram. I have had a Facebook since about 2009. I remember my friend begged me to get one while we were on the phone. I remember my exact words were “Why? Facebook is for old people.” That day I became an “old” person. Peer pressure is a b*#@!
I remember I made my Instagram when I was a freshman in High School. I pride myself as being one of those first daring people to try it at my school. It was so simple back then. All there was were a camera with about 7 filters to choose from and a news feed. Now, of course, there is the whole nine yards and even Instagram stories. I feel like I watched the true development of Instagram. I watched it mold into the beautiful social network it is today.
My Facebook profile and Instagram picture usually are the same pictures. It takes a special picture to make the profile picture. The one I have now is actually super pretty, in my biased opinion. I am wearing a bright red tube top. My hair was freshly done, my makeup was flawless from the pictures I was taking with my little sister earlier (post-Christmas), and my red lipstick even matched my top. My background was none other than the bright orange-brown brick color of the side of my house. My best photos are usually taken there. Realizing that this paragraph sounds narcissistic, I just want to say that I am not and that I just appreciate quality artwork. And I believe there is an art to my selfie taking. I never post a random selfie just for the fun of it on Facebook or Instagram because that is what Snapchat is for. For the question of why? Hm. I am still trying to figure out why. My psychology behind it was that with Christmas season being around that it would be a hit with my color contrast and off-centered crop. I also change my profile picture with every new hairstyle. (I make sure I have a realistic representation of me).
REVIEW; My last 5 Facebook posts or updates are:
- Sharing Drake’s new video for his single: God’s Plan!
- This meme:
- I shared a fitness video.
- A video post called “5 things you need to know about Overthinkers”
- A picture of my favorite Teammate and me.
The Drake video is a must SEE. He went to Miami and basically gave all his profits from the single “God’s Plan” to community members of Miami. I love seeing celebrities give back. No matter how little or how small. It makes an impact. I shed a tear watching the video. My purpose of posting that was to show how amazing Drake is.
The meme I shared I connect with deeply. It shows my tough side and my emotional side. Which is really no one’s business but I thought it was a cute meme that would be a pick me up for some of my other friends.
The Fitness Video is a core workout that I hope I will actually do. I have a bad habit of sharing or saving fitness pots and never even doing them. I guess my intention is to keep it there so when I decide to do it I know where to find it.
The video about overthinkers just talks about some of my habits. I consider myself an overthinker and I shared it to see who could relate. Again, super personal things about me that I now regret after our last week’s readings. The government, companies, and Facebook creeps should not be able to know about me so easily. Why even sell your soul when they can take it for free? Geez, buy me a drink first. I probably am going to take it off my profile now in attempt to clean up my Facebook of all my purpose-less posts.
The last post is of me and my best friend. We look super professional and I just wanted the world to see. The picture says a lot to me. She is like my little sister and we have so many things in common in the picture. It was a memory I wanted to be able to cherish forever so I shared it on Facebook. Facebook is my memories along with Instagram. 😊
My last comment is that I feel: WOKE. By woke I mean enlightened. I don’t want the world knowing EVERYTHING about me. Lord knows the things I posted when I first joined. I wish I could go back and delete everything, but I don’t have enough time in the world to scroll back through all my zillions of posts. But moving forward I will do better. The phrase we talked about in class resonated with me, “post with a purpose.” And purposeful I shall be.