Because social media is both a form of media and a source of entertainment, it is impossible to make blanket assertions such as “social media are bad for us, period,” or “social media are a positive necessity.” As an aspiring media professional, working for publications and organizations through social media, I see the benefits of a digital marketplace. However, I believe that social media have a negative impact on a crucial segment of the human experience: face-to-face communication. Frequent social media use leaves its users feeling disconnected with reality, altering their perceptions of themselves and those around them.
I've seen too many think pieces suggesting outlandish ways to make money. Not everyone can just run out the house and sell their hair (or their plasma).
Welcome to the classics of fast cash.
Get your live music fix this month in Baton Rouge + Lafayette (ft. Festival International) and check out galleries of Shipwrecked, Maintenance, + Wumbo.
"I'm getting a pretty serious haircut tomorrow. 'Big Chop,' do you know what that is?"
Don't fall into the FOMO trap of feeling like you need to plan an extravagant Spring Break trip - you can still have a great time without spending a dime.