The Mirror of Social MEdia

Posted on January 29, 2014

At Fellowship Church, we just wrapped up our series, “Hecknology“. It was a phenomenal series that resonates with everyone, because in today’s social media-driven society we all have an opportunity to share our thoughts with the world. Technology has given us the platform to say anything, any time, anywhere. But technology does something else.

Technology is a giant mirror that reflects who we are to the world.

I think the mirror of technology is more telling than any mirror that we look into.  Technology exacerbates who we are.  It shows the good, the bad, the ugly like nothing we’ve ever seen before.   We go online.  We text.  We Tweet.  We e-mail.  We log onto different web sites and chat rooms, and we post all of these pictures on Instagram.  And so often, people say things online that they would never, ever say to someone’s face. It’s so telling about your life and mine.

It’s easy to focus on the ‘me’ in social media. We think we have the freedom to say whatever we want, about whoever we want. But I want to challenge you to consider what you are posting. Before you post another Tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram picture, ask yourself these questions…

  • Are you Twittering, or littering?
  • Are you posting, or boasting?
  • Is it Instagram, or Instasham?
  • Are you blogging, or bragging?

Remember, who you are when no one’s looking is who you really are. And in today’s world of technology, someone is always looking!

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