Many people are now interested on the write-ups that was made by a real teenager – Andrew Watts – regarding social networking sites. This is now one of the most trending news commentary all over the world, because it was written from the point of view of the user and not through a third person interpretation by the mainstream media – who for all intents and purposes – work for the social media companies themselves.
A 19-year old boy named Andrew Watts who wrote his comprehensive ideas about the social apps based on how he apprehends it was really just an innocent take on the subject matter, as he tried to show to his friends about the benefits and disadvantages of social media sites. But it soon became one of the most read article on the internet by late February 2015 and for a good reason. The main difference between Watts’ article and the heavily marketed reviews about social media is that his was a more honest one, and there’s nothing like hearing the truth from someone who isn’t paid to talk about businesses, products or services!
His thoughts on social media demonstrate how apps like Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and others work basically and how it can be an inconvenient thing to use, simply because of peer pressure. He mentioned the harsh reality of the hardwired society that we live in now and what no one has ever talked about before – social pressure to have an online presence when in reality, you really don’t have to if you didn’t want to. It strips away your freedom to be different, to be independent because social media is “oh so cool” these days! Based on his write-ups, he stated that if Facebook gets all the good and bad photos then Instagram is more of a selective one or in layman’s terms – a dishonest way of showing your beauty to the world, which essentially creates a certain type of insecurity and character altogether.
Of course you do understand that you can do like 20 – 40 different things everyday but now you have become preoccupied with social media instead of having a time to reflect on yourself and meditate in order to be at peace. This more than anything is what Watts’ wanted to say in his review, it’s okay to have Facebook or Twitter or Instagram but it’s also okay to unplug from them for a couple of hours to enjoy quality time with your family and friends as well as yourself.
Andrew Watts never anticipated that his write-ups would trend over social media, but the thing is that his thoughts explains truly how social apps work. An honest opinion that is enough to trigger the attention of several people to read on it. As of this time many of the readers gave their good complement, some of them overreacted, and some of them expressed their negative feelings. And many were asking Andrew’s idea about other things related to his composition.