Part 1: Imagine your day, sans social media
Picture this! You wake up one fine day and you don’t have your phone. The one you have is only used for making calls and there are no digital platforms, there is no social media – in fact there is not internet. Did that make you anxious already?
It is indeed normal to feel that way. Today, no one can live without social networking sites. It is an aspect of digital boom that has evolved to an essential component that we cannot live without. It is hard to imagine a life without social media.
However, a lot has been said about the way we use social media and consume the information we receive through it. It is suggested that we keep track of how much time we spend on social media each day. Being on social media has become so important in today’s time that much beyond just entertainment, in some cases, people’s employment is based on being active on social media.
So although there are suggestions about taking break from social media and avoiding excess of its use, but it is not clear where the lines should be drawn. So where should you put a stop. How much of social media is too much? What are the best practice for optimum and wise use of social media?
I will address these questions in the next blog and also talk about some suggestions that can help you monitor your social media usage.
Hussam Abdal Khaleq is Account Manager at Cicero & Bernay Public Relations, an independent PR agency headquartered in Dubai offering new-age public relations consultancy to the UAE and across the MENA region. | www.cbpr.me