I am just changing my blog template so that it appears like a twitter. I am currently in love with twitter. It is one of the most accessed social media networks now. Twitter offers you simplicity, and let you stay connected with others in much simpler ways than other social media nets. But, I am not going to promote twitter in this post. :P
As a communal society, social media networks really fit Indonesian society. In such sites, we can communicate with our long lost friends or even make new friends. Communication is what these social media sites at the first hand offer to us. As a society that loves to communicate a lot, social media sites really gives us enjoyment. That makes us attached to it. The second enjoyment offered is that these sites provide an opportunity for us to be what we always want to be. In reality, we may not be comfortable to express our inner desire. We may not be able to be who we really want to be. But we can do it in the cyber world.
For example, i am examining my own blog :) . Blog is also a social media network in which we can express our ideas, experiences, stories and all. It is like a blank paper and is up to the creator what to write. That is why, it is often that a blog usually represents the blogger through its content. My blog is filled with analysis, comments, and opinions. It is all because I love doing this. I love criticizing people and I love observing. But I cannot do it so often in the reality because people will think of me as weird fro criticizing anything. So then, I create this blog to represent my inner desire. How does your blog represent your personality? Do you have more than just one blog? Is it the same as the other or is it different ? Do you ever find a fake facebook photo profile? This is all because people want to show the image of what they want to be through social media sites. That is why social media sites is really popular because it offers us pleasure and functions as escapism from reality.
Yet, we cannot just ban these social media networks. The world is growing rapidly through all of its technological development. Don't we want to achieve what other modern countries achieve? banning is not the solution. Rather, we should resurrect our traditional values by promoting them through these social media networks. We should be able to manipulate these tools, and not being manipulated by them.