When does Social Media become intrusive?

It amazes me how much social media has become a part of our everyday lives. Everywhere you look people are staring at their smart phones, posting items on Facebook or Tweeting about what they had for breakfast, taking a selfie and posting it on Instagram and all the other media forums available right now. At the start of the new Millenium all this was just an idea, now though its common practise for us all.

When though, does social media become intrusive. We’ve heard horror stories of trolls bullying people on Facebook and Twitter and the bigger these two giants get the problem will grow with them until they get a handle on how to deal with it.

Will this trend toward displaying all our daily lives on social media grow in the future? Will it incorporate more and more into our lives as the technology gets more available and easier to use?

In the Col Sec Universe my characters all have Neural Interfaces which enable them to access all sorts of tech cutting out the need for smart phones or pads. Data can be downloaded directly to the language sections of the brain where it can be assimilated from coded signals into something the person recieving it can understand. In essence the brain decodes the signal so it can be understood.

Will this sort of tech become available to us soon and if so what will it mean for social media? Will we all be wirelessly connected to the web making social media all that more easy to access? If we’re all connected in that way will there be a social media as we know it today or will that too evolve into something else. If we are connected how easy will it be for the trolls to bully someone?

If you have any thoughts about these questions or anything else to do with the Col Sec series you can leave them in the comments section below.

See you soon,

Jan.

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About jandomagala

Having worked in the ceramic printing industry since leaving school in the early 70's I've had a passion for the written word. I started writing in the 80's and since discovering the self publishing world have finally seen the first part of my ambition come to fruition, my name in print. Now with the help of wordpress and other promotion tools I hope to see the second part of my ambition come true, to earn a living from writing.
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