As we have been living in the age of social media for a while now, most aspects or concepts of the past has become a thing of the past. Just like our fears!!!
Lethal diseases that we feared greatly, have become minor health problems… Monsters have evolved into children’s entertainment in the form of toys and cartoons… and werewolves have found their literal and lexical meaning as in “were feared”…but not anymore. These days, we use vampires and werewolves merely for entertainment as seen in movies and novels. Even romance has been a popular subject amongst the supernatural beings. We do not really fear them, we love them.
But, what do we fear nowadays?
Of course; the dangers of social media and insensible posting…and the consequences.
After a little thinking, I have made a list of modern fears related to the internet and some popular social media apps and number 3 and 7 really give me the creeps!
1. You’re lost in the middle of nowhere and you have no wifi…
2. Finding out that a stranger has dethroned you at your own house (private address) on swarm.
3. Booking a place on AirBnB and once there discovering that it’s a freshly dug empty grave with your name on the tombstone.
4. A stranger posts photos of your most intimate moments, tagging you on Instagram.
5. Your Facebook page is suddenly liked by over a thousand users who have recently passed away and they say they can’t wait to meet you in the comments section.
6. Your match on Tinder turns out to be your sibling…after your chat with each other for hours about each other’s sexual fantasies.
7. Posting a short video clip onto YouTube titled “the best way to kill your neighbour”, then waking up the next morning with the police knocking on the door as your neighbour had been murdered the same way as shown on your video clip. The video watch count shows 0 visitors…
8. Trying out a diner’s burger, licking your fingertips due to its delicacy and then discovering thousands of negative comments on Four Square mentioning the restaurant’s use of rat meat in their burgers.
9. Getting lost and needing rescue in New Zealand’s Porangahau region: “Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu” after a hiking accident and discovering that the only means of communication with the authorities seem to be by Twitter, limiting your report of what has happened to you and your whereabouts in only 140 characters. To make things worse, your phone has juice left only for one tweet!
What do you say?
Ain’t modern life scary?