SHARI QUIMBO, 32

Chief Con­tent Di­rec­tor Pa­prika

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Forum -

"I think the cons of so­cial me­dia, as in the case of many other amaz­ing things in life, come when we start tak­ing it a lit­tle too se­ri­ously. I mean, I get it. In 2018, so­cial me­dia can be se­ri­ous busi­ness. I should know — I Face­book for a liv­ing (it’s not just that, of course, but for comedic ef­fect). But there are so many peo­ple out there whose lives re­volve around the likes they get on In­sta­gram, who get caught up in the neg­a­tiv­ity of posts on Face­book, who revel in the ar­gu­ments they get in the com­ments sec­tion. At that point, it re­ally just starts suck­ing the life out of you. That said, I do think the good of so­cial me­dia bal­ances out the bad, de­pend­ing on the way each per­son uses it. For me, it’s all about hav­ing a healthy bal­ance of both on- and off-line lives, and tak­ing ev­ery­thing you see on Face­book with a grain of salt. There is more to the cur­rent events than a click­bait head­line, and more to peo­ple than their In­sta­gram han­dle."

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