So, I told myself I wasn’t going to bring it up anymore, but for the sake of this multimedia post, I kind of have to. Let’s talk about Miley Cyrus’s VMAs shenanigans and social media.
We’re all aware her act was just downright horrendous, but how crazy is it that social media made it possible for thousands of people to know about the act without having to watch the VMAs?!
I was scrolling through my Instagram feed the night of the show (I wasn’t watching), and nearly every post was a horrible picture of Miley Cyrus “twerking” on Robin Thicke. Then, just seconds after I hit refresh, there were already memes mocking her performance. The following day, my coworker (a Generation Xer) asked me about the performance because he hadn’t watched it on TV, but had already seen all the bashing that was occurring on Instragram and Facebook.
Sometimes I wonder if there are people who just sit in front of their TVs, laptops and smartphones, and are just ready to create and post these memes within seconds of embarrassing events happening like Miley Cyrus’s performance. Are these people paid to use social media as frequently as they do, or is it just for fun? Oh, and let’s not forget the great Photoshop skills used for these memes.
I would like to say that I am pretty social media savvy, however, I know many people who know more about various other social mediums than I do. For instance, the Pinterest lovers. I barely understand how to use it, but I have read about so many companies that utilize this platform to sell their products, such as bridal dress makers and other clothiers.
I strongly feel that the millenials will eventually not know how to function without social media. I find less and less people who don’t have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account. Most of those who don’t tend to be Generation X, and even many of them have some form of social media platform.