Sunday, November 24, 2013


It is so easy for social media users to get distracted with each mobile tweet or fb alert these days. There seem to be an immediate need to check Facebook and Twitter updates as early as we wake up in the morning. There is a curiosity as to what updates we might have missed when we were asleep. We are fascinated with new photos, updates and milestones in our social media feed that is why majority of us cannot and will not miss a day to check on with our Facebook or Twitter account.  

In this day and age, the distraction of social media is so apparent that even with the assume closeness that social media is said to bring to relationships it is still able to put a crack on a sturdy connection may it be parental, romantic or a friendship. This happens when a distraction is caused by social media through a mobile device. A mobile device is a great distraction because it is a handy apparatus that is basically like an extended artificial limb of a person.

So, a status or update will primarily be a distraction for some people. Here are some of the scenarios.

You get distracted when you are in a meeting at work

You get distracted when you are doing a project for school

You even get distracted when you are dining with friends

Whether you want to accept it or not, you get distracted when you bring your phone in the shower

Sometimes you even get distracted when you are in the middle of making love