The World Without Media


Nevaeh Lopez, Social Media Editor

The world would be a very different place without media. There would be less opinions and less people split between opinions. Media is so large that the world almost revolves around the media. The media is where we learn about what’s going on in the world and around us, check on our friends and communicate, show off our lives, see other people’s opinions and thoughts, share our opinions and thoughts and overall spend the majority of our time. 

On social media, you often find yourself following and interacting with people who are similar to you. Whether you know these people in real life or not, you share common interests. You find people who follow the same religion as you, vote for the same politician, like the same singers and shows as you, or even share the same things online. It is eerie how the algorithm on social media works. There is never a time where you see something on your scrolling feeds that you don’t like or disagree with, which is very positive. On the other hand, you will get the occasional follower or followee, commenter, or sharer that either disagrees with you on something you shared or posted, or you disagree with something they shared or posted. This person might become a nuisance to you. However, if you don’t know them in real life, you can just hit the block button and you will never have to see what they post or interact with them again. 

All of the scenarios mentioned above occur on social media. In real life, when you come across someone that you feel this way about, you cannot just block them. This also depends on who the person is. If this person is someone you just meet on the street, you can easily walk away from them. If it is a friend or someone you know mutually, it is easier to try and get your point across without having a big fear of offending them, or even losing the companionship. On the other hand, if this person is a close friend or even a family member, people find it more challenging to voice opinions without the fear of offending others. 

Without social media, we will feel more connected to people, face-to-face. It will be hard to connect to people outside of our individual communities. The friends you made on vacation or through social media across the world will no longer exist. The argument with someone of opposing political views in a comment section at 3am will no longer exist. These things will never have happened, and will never happen again.