A small part of my talk with Rob Riley was about social media/media consumption, and the importance keeping it as positive as possible.
The news makes its money from getting views, and with that showing you all the bad or horrible things happening draws more views. Think about it… we all look at the cars that crashed on the roadside..
And that’s what the news knows. The negative draws. But, that can have an impact on how you go about your day and life.
Negativity leads to more negativity.
The same goes for social media. If your feed/timeline is full of negativity, complaining, arguing, that will seep into your own life.
But the coolest thing about social media is, YOU CONTROL IT.
If John is posting negative things on his own social media, and you’re tired of seeing it.. unfollow him. Boom! All lf his negative posts are gone.
And this goes for EVERYONE. Friends, family, coworkers, everyone.
It’s your platforms. You build and create what you see and not see. And if they have a problem, oh well.
Your own peace of mind is more important than their follower count.
Try it out. Go through whatever platform you are on, and unfollow or delete anyone that constantly post negative things, and watch how much better you’ll feel as you start scrolling through your own feed.
Social media isn’t bad. It’s only a platform. People are the ones who choose how to use it.