As the generation who has grown up alongside the creation and development of social media, we have lived much of our experiences through lenses and screens.
I think the most prominent issue with social media is the inability to truly enjoy yourself without documenting the fact that you are, indeed enjoying yourself. Wow, you're a college student at a party? Taking shots? At a darty? You are SO original! I've really never seen anything quite like that. Way to be a pioneer and take the road less traveled.
I have watched (and unfortunately participated in) countless falsified "candid" pictures. Have you watched those happen? If not, the basic formula (hehe double entendre) is this: While taking a solo shot, or a group picture, someone will say "OK now a candid one".
Candid means truthful and honest, not "let's stand here and pretend to be laughing when zero percent of anything is funny." This is precisely why we must keep vocabulary classes alive people! We are in the midst of a basic bitch epidemic!
Feeling the need to document your whole life has epitomized on snap story. It's one thing to snap story occasionally when you're doing something special or making a funny post. It is totally different to post a 600 minute drunk documentation of the same thing you do every. Single. Damn. Weekend. We geeeeeet it, you drink natty.
My personal pet peeve is the same video that each and every one of your friends already has on their snap story. Did every single one of you really need to document that event?
I'm positive the world could've done without 10 versions of someone snorting a shot of vodka. I'm also pretty sure that you are consuming alcohol through the wrong head hole... but who knows man, this world is a crazy place.
Worry more about being in the moment rather than recording it. I understand wanting to have videos and pictures as memories, and you absolutely should have those. But those memories will carry much more weight if they weren't experienced through a screen.
It's pretty remarkable how much fun you have when you're not trying to prove it to anyone.