Are You Experiencing Symptoms of Social Media Fatigue?

If you answer “YES” to any of the following random observations, you might be through.

1)–Do you feel annoyance–(even some degree of controlled rage) by rude cell phone users?

2)–Do you spend 8 or more hours a day in front of a computer & find that you don’t want to go home & spend more time finding out about a friend’s dining choices?

3)–Do you have 300+ “Friends” on Facebook, but only know about 20 of them, 10 of them really well?

4)–Do you hate Farmville?

5)–Did you wish horrible things would happen do it, things that would make for the perfect storm of a disaster film genre? (I did!).

6)–When you do have a dinner date, and he-she picks up a cell phone call, do you put this on your Facebook “Like” list, or are you a wee, bit annoyed?

7)–Do you find it nice to be in the company of someone who does not let the cellular mobile device dictate how an evening’s conversation goes?

8)–Have you nearly been killed by someone driving while texting/chatting on a cell phone, despite recent legislation, and suffered PTSS for the next several hours, days?

9)–Ever seen a table of 3 or 4 people @ a restaurant & all of them were on cell phones talking to others? (The last part is an assumption.)

10–Did you know that California King sized beds were the reason that cell phones were invented? You can’t talk to someone who is that far away without a digital device. Now, that is stressful!

If you answered “YES” to any of these, and have others you feel that are horribly obvious that need to be added to make this list unmanageable & endless, I think you are suffering from symptoms of mild to severe Social Media Fatigue. And, gentle reader, you are not alone. If you answer “YES” and want more of this, your wish will come true with the latest upgrade & the newest landfill item. If you feel this list is puny, and it is, please add to it, make it huge, this one should go viral. Noise, we who hate noise, need to have it if we are going to learn how to effectively deal with it. So, make it!

Far from scientific on my end, but I have a strong hunch, that there are others who feel bombarded by computers, cellphones, and the endless noise that is being generated by this combination of 0s & 1s-and wish it would not take over.

Far from scientific on my end, but I have a strong hunch, that there are others who feel bombarded by computers, cellphones, and the endless noise that is being generated by this combination of 0s & 1s-and wish it would not take over.

Like most pictures, the above poster, gracing the subways of San Francisco, has hit upon a social nerve. If a picture, such as this one, is worth a thousand words, my feeling is that those who came together to produce this feel that those words would be more effective when spoken face to face, person to person, without benefit of extreme dependence upon digital technology. B-b-but wait, I see an Internet connection!
Mister Manners can be reached by going to a desktop computer or mobile device & keying BRIDGEMEN.org What is this world coming to?

So, back to square one, I end with, we depend upon all of it, but as tools to live real lives, not as focal points to live virtual lives.

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