By demonizing social media (and technology in general) we tend to romanticize "the real world". This distracts us from the potential these platforms may have in the rebuilding of authentic social bonds.
“The real ugliness lies in the relationship between people who produce the technology and the things they produce, which results in a similar relationship between the people who use the technology and the things they use.”
ROBERT PERSIG ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
NEXT TIME YOU START TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA REMEMBER THAT HUMAN BEINGS HAD THE CAPACITY TO BE FAKE AND ANNOYING LONG BEFORE THE INTERNET CAME AROUND.