In this present 21st century, it will be irrational for anyone to abdicate social media. In fact, if you are not on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram among others, you are very archaic and still leaving in the stone age. Even with the internet penetration, people have increased access to the World Wide Web. But wait a second, have you ever given a thought to quitting social media? Perhaps this is the time as Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 reasons why you should leave social media.
Social Media is a great time waster
Teens spend an average of 9 hours on social media according to research. If you add your total time spent on social media, you will be gobsmacked. What about investing such a time in reading, entrepreneurship and spending good family and friends. The concentration on social media is one of the main contributors to mass failure in national exams.
You won’t miss it
For a few days, you will miss surfing Facebook, tweeting, and posting pictures Instagram. But with time and determination to invest your time into other things, you will overcome and no longer miss social media. You will be surprised by the turnaround.simply logging back in. You can start with staying off with a day.
Nothing is private
Many people put their daily activities or life on social media. They are addicted to it that they when they post pictures, they are obsessed with the number of likes they have or retweets. With this age of social media, nothing is private. Leaving social media will preserve and protect your privacy.
It makes you less Happy
Online Trolls simply want to make others feel sad and unhappy. One of the easiest ways to do this is via social media. These trolls are always waiting on the wings to mock users who they feel are vulnerable. Celebrities are more of the victims here. These can make them and other users very unhappy.
You will break your addiction
Addiction to something is difficult to break. It is more complicated with something that is as thrilling and exciting as social media. It will be gradual but you will get there and break the addition by leaving.
By Adeniyi OGUNFOWOKE
PR Associate at Jumia Travel