The holidays are coming up and, as much as I love social media for all of the things and connections it provides, I recognize that this time of year can exemplify why social media can be a bad thing from time to time.
You know what came up as I sat at the table with my family? Facebook. Mind you, the stories were hilarious, but this is encroaching on my family time. I did check twitter for fleeting moments and made sure my twitterverse remained somewhat intact, but I did take a few drastic actions:
- Did not take the computer with me. Again, I love you all – I really do – but my family is important. So are the late night conversations I have with my friends and roommates that happen to be in the same room.
- Set status check and update limits. Most of those told you there will be pictures coming (and there are).
Remember this holiday season – whether you celebrate them or not – that there are these people that are pretty awesome in your life and you need to celebrate them and celebrate with them.