As the world becomes more and more digitized, some people can barely believe the existence of a person not connected to social media, especially Facebook. Even I at times have jokingly told my Facebook-less cousin that he technically doesn’t exist. How is it that someone’s existence can be determined by a theorized and nonexistent world?
Facebook and other social media sites have made it possible for us to “know” people much more than we truly due. Pictures are constantly uploaded and people updated on when/where you were when the photo was taken. Social media, although it may be bringing people together, has given the world a false sense of togetherness. Yes, I may be able to see what someone across the world is doing, but there is no depth to this “friendship” and knowledge that I may posses of the said being.
Social Media sites have made it impossible for people to truly know and meet new people that they are “friends” with. Because one may posses a good deal of knowledge on a stranger, it is easy to presume much about them, without actually knowing them. Instant access to media, while convenient, gives one a false sense of connectedness to other human beings when in actuality, most people are just becoming lost within the inexistent cyberworld.