I remember the first time I have heard of Facebook. Freshman year of High School. It was not even like I was told about it, I had overheard about it from some people talking about it. Second-hand listening that got me curious to try what it was that was trending in the hallways. Was it like MySpace or something? I wasn't too sure. So later that day, I logged in onto the internet through cable DSL on my desktop computer. I typed into the AOL browser the faithful URL that would stay with me to this day. Was it an instant draw? Nope. That site was bare as an amateur on Wordpress. And yet I stayed long enough to get connected with the few people in high school that had one. As time went by (years), I abandoned Myspace, abandoned AIM, abandoned email and came to a conclusion that Facebook was the only one that I needed. Right there, Facebook was at the peak of social media and I was a daily consumer. That thought and lifestyle prevailed within me until maybe two years ago when I had quite the disconnect with technology and I, instead, wanted to be out a lot more. Once that phase took hold of me, I had time to step back and reflect and look at myself. It was not a good reflection at the very least. Why was the me back then stalking these pages of people whom I will never meet and talk to? Why was I posting status after status of my daily activities and quips of life? Why was my mind so connected and consumed with this social media? I could not understand the draw and the power it had over me at the time and to this day I still do not have a clue as to what draws people towards social media and to actively participate in it.
Was I turning hipster before I knew it? Did I really feel sick when on this website? Has my disgust fill to the brim and was about to topple over and onto everyone? So I need some answers. What PUSHes you to post a status of your choosing on the social media site of your choosing? Do you do it for the likes? Do you do it for the attention? For the need to find out who relates to it? Do you do it just because everyone else is? What PUSHes you to share a piece of your life with everyone else? What PUSHes you to post the picture that you just took of yourself? What PUSHes you to connect? Is it human nature? Is social media even a necessity?