This Movie Will Show You That Miracles Do Happen, With The Help Of Social Media

How would you feel if, one random day, out there browsing the web, you come across someone who looks a lot like you, is of your age and resides in a faraway continent? And upon researching deeper, you finally discover the doppelgänger is actually your blood sibling? The power of #social #media  Well, crazy as it may appear, that’s precisely what happened to Samantha Futerman, a talented actress and Hollywood hopeful from New Jersey. Samantha had stints in TV and feature films that include Memoirs of a Geisha, 21 &…

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The Ugly Side Of Social Media You Didn't Know

As of the third quarter of 2017, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users. There is no way we can deny that #social #media is a part of our lives in this age. Whilst social media trends continues to sky-rocket, there are also downsides that individuals are starting to realise which results in some wanting to do away with it, or going on social media fasts to steer clear of addiction. What is the reason behind this craze that has taken the world by storm? And why should we care about how…

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How To Protect Your Focus From Being "Robbed" By Notifications and Social Media

Between a cell phone that’s always ringing, a plethora of #social #media apps vying for your attention, and a steady stream of text messages, it probably feels like you can never get a moment of peace. Think about how many times you’ve been working when a notification pops up on your screen. The message might be important, but more often than not, it’s just spam that pulls your #focus away #from your project. Imagine all the times you’ve been in a meeting and felt the distinctive buzzing of your cell…

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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without Social Media

FOMO, the #Fear Of #Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has #been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of #social #media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been #around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without the Social Media

FOMO, the #Fear Of #Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has #been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of #social #media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been #around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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How Fake Friendships on the Social Media Get in Your Way of Real Friendships

I created my Facebook account about 8 years ago. At that time, I have accepted (and rejected) plenty of friend requests. But I still had thousands of friends. For the first time since creating my account, I logged in last week and deleted hundreds of them. Why? Because I didn’t have a friendship with any of them. I love that #social #media allows us to stay in contact with people we care about, no matter where we live or what time zone we are in. But I don’t love the…

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How to Get Close to People You Like Easily Even If You're Not a Social Butterfly

Being vulnerable with #people is one of the hardest things we can do. Opening ourselves up to others with our inner feelings, emotions and thoughts puts us in the mode of fear – fear of being rejected and disliked for showing our real selves. But a study from the University of Tübingen[1] has found that being more open with our emotions causes people to find us more attractive. And the same idea is applied to creating closeness through revealing personal experiences and thoughts with those we want to build a…

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