Originally, social media was made for individuals to connect with like minded others, promote businesses, and make new friends. Now, it’s a virtual stage for users to showcase flamboyant lifestyles, business endeavors, relationships, & etc.
When scrolling through different social medias, you’re sure to see a new product being sold, a collage of selfies, or 140 characters of ranting from an angry girlfriend. Let’s not forget the unsolicited advice, internet celebrities, or the mediocre YouTube videos.
Although YouTube isn’t a direct comment to comment forum, it is a widely used social media website, and one of the leading platforms that include the dislike button. With the internet trolls running rampant in this day and age, it should stay that way to be honest.
We already live in a world where reposts, likes, and retweets control esteem. The burden of belonging to this false audience is an ongoing battle for users. A person could receive 70 likes on Instagram for one post and 5 likes for the next one. Because we live in a world of pretentious impressionables, this disproportion of judgement can potentially lower self esteem. Friends, family, and celebrities only show the their good side to purport the idea of perfect lives.
Instagram’s 15 second video increased the duration to 60 seconds which has allowed users to make longer videos. This technological advance also allows users to bring the online audience deeper into their world. However a user decides to appeal to their followers is their prerogative. Quite frankly some sort of legislation should be implemented to control inappropriate comments. I strongly encourage users to take advantage of the “hide inappropriate comments” option in Instagram’s settings.
Surely, the trolls are going to exercise their thumbs using the dislike button and leave negative commentary. Regardless of how an individual chooses to use their social media, we have to respect the personal online accounts of others. On the contrary, when users post statuses or videos, the floodgates of dislikes or unsolicited commentary is opened. Criticism in the comment section is warranted with the intent to give it constructively.
The final remedy to lessen other individual’s annoyance with other user’s social media content is as follows: unfriend, unfollow, and keep it pushing. Social media is an extension of exaggerated reality and if faking it until you make it works for you, then so be it. Furthermore, lets just get back to the basics of social networking. Users should just the many platforms for the advancement of business, partnership, and leisure conversations, instead of disliking posts.