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Foreword: I'll be honest..I was a late arrival to the social media world. Sure I was on Facebook along with it would seem most of the global population, but that was as far as it went. Twitter never really interested me, and later on neither did Instagram. However, I now have accounts on all three platforms! Being drawn into the social media hype I guess along the way. I appreciate and understand the positives these platforms can provide regarding people sharing their creativity. Myself included with my writing.

This piece is my take and interpretation, on how, if you're not careful, you can easily get caught up in this fake world. Obsessed with the number of followers game. Losing sight of our reasons for sharing our creativity in the first place.

These platforms of media we all call social

Seem to attract the negative few so keen to be vocal..

Slaves to the addiction of this crazy media

Addicted to numbers, result? Get greedier..

The ping of your phone or the alert of device

Has you gripped in it's jaws like an electronic vice..

You have more followers each day who appear through the ether

Just like an algorithm, they don't care about you either..

The numbers are just that, your perspective devoid

Pay too much attention, you'll see size of the void..

A like or a heart, or a thumbs up you seek

To quench your egos thirst to feel more complete..

In a world where your fame is hollow and so very quickly over

These platforms of media we call social are...well, extremely media..ocre..

(©) Dom Giddy 2020

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