Once upon a time, pornography was the most popular thing on the Internet. Now? Now, it's social media, dear friends. According to Wikipedia, "Social media has overtaken pornography as the No. 1 activity on the web". Actually, it's been this way for some time now, but can we please take a moment to discuss this, because this is insane?!
People would rather look at photos of latte foam from a person they used to work with than, well, boobs. What a disappointment we've become.
Now, for all you porn fans out there, don't you worry. The industry is still booming. It's just the social media industry is booming ... more. And I can't help but think that, if people would prefer to go on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram over, ah, getting off, they're probably choosing it over the real thing, too. (Sex, people, I'm talking about sex.)
Social media, in every sense of the word, is addictive. We have collectively become a society who's obsessed with knowing what other people are doing at all times, and having other people know what we're doing at all times -- even if it's nothing at all. Sitting in traffic? I'll upload a picture! Just bought a Starbucks? I'll upload a picture! Giving birth? I'll upload a picture! It's, quite literally, taken over our lives. And the fact that it's surpassed porn -- free porn! -- as the most common activity on the web 100 percent solidifies this.
As I'm writing this, I've realized that it may come off like I'm some giant porn supporter or something -- a dirty bird, if you will -- but I'm not. I'm so not. I'm just really sick of social med-- Oh my god, this girl I know just posted the cutest photo of her new puppy to Instagram! Like! #adorable
Do you feel like social media has taken over society? In a bad way?
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