Social media has become extremely ‘challenging’ ever since people started ‘social distancing’. Every other day some new challenges are coming up and I am getting tagged. The first tag that was making the rounds to apparently create ‘positivity’ was the #stronggorgeouswomen. I don’t know, if it created any positivity for others, for me it just cluttered my timeline with lots of tags. And, I was definitely not the one to play along.
I made a general trend analysis of social media posts.
Panic: In the initial days of the lockdown most of the posts were mostly information (and misinformation) regarding Covid19. They were awareness posts on how to wash hands, how to stay safe, statistics, etc. Unfortunately most of the posts ended up creating more panic than awareness.
Creativity Photos: Once the panic settled, people started getting bored and then they posting photos of their creativity. Proud parents started posting photos of the creativity of their kids. Some of the posts were indeed good but many of them were cringe-worthy.
Food Photos: Next came the food photos. Every single person on my timeline has turned into a Masterchef and each day they are posting photos of some exotic food from their kitchen. This pandemic is definitely causing many to binge into ’emotional eating’ and the timeline is proof to that. Those who couldn’t even boil an egg are now making French food.
Photo Challenges: Next came the photo challenges. There were various types of photo challenges and I was getting tagged every now and then. There was the motherhood photo challenge (motherhood is already quite challenging, I don’t want to add another challenge to it. Thank You), couple photo challenge (with his overgrown hair and my unthreaded beard and moustache, we are looking more like brother-sister rather than a couple), proud pet parent photo challenge (I don’t have a pet), your photo of when you were 20 years old (I don’t have time to search for such an old photo after all the work) and the best was the Saree challenge (Thankfully wearing saree has never been challenging for me. I love to wear a saree and wear it for almost every occassion).
Ask your kids these questions and share your answers challenge: I particularly disliked this challenge. I felt this challenge was deviced to get information about the kids. After watching the movie The Great Hack I am extremely skeptical about sharing information on Facebook.