Throughout this course, we have been exposed to the true form of media and the selling of our souls to co-operations with money.
The module has helped us realise how free or not free we actually are. The lecture about social media is one that really stuck with me. Our minds are cultivated to think about things such as who posted what, the latest memes and the number of likes you get on an instagram post. We are cultivated to think the way the papers think, the way social media reacts and the way twitter trends. So the question is, are we free to think?
Whenever a person seems to go against the norm – or the fringe society, they are ridiculed and made to feel outcasted. Social culture has cultivated us to think certain ways. We follow social media regulations. But the question is, will that always the best thing? By removing the cost of joining an online community, are we actually selling our own freedom and privacy? We agree to terms and conditions without reading it, give apps access to our privacy and eventually let it lead our lives.
Social media has taken over the way people now interact, the way we think, and the way we (over)share. In my opinion, social media is leading us to interact in different ways, and although most of them are positive, they are many disadvantages to it. Most people have little to no privacy on their social media profiles giving full access to their personal life. At what cost is the real question?