Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Strange Burden of Participating in Social Media
Over the last year or so, I have become more discouraged about social media and what it is doing to us than I have ever been.
Often I think to myself, “The only reason I use social media any more is because it’s such an important part of my job.” Really, it’s central to my job.
Then, some weeks, what I see on social media encourages me and gives me hope for the medium as a useful tool for the Church.
One of my friends recently left social media entirely. He deleted all of his accounts and isn’t going to engage on Twitter, Facebook, etc. any more. I kinda wish I could bring myself to do that, but every time I consider it, I can’t.
It’s not that I can’t bring myself to leave social media because I have some sort of unhealthy addiction to it or because I need to be informed about what all of my friends are doing with their lives. (At least I don’t think that’s why.)
I think I can’t bring myself to leave social media because I have a sort of strange burden for it as a medium. Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 8:02 PM