According to CNET, “Twitter users spawn 24.1 million Super Bowl game tweets.” It used to be that if you didn’t have a photo of it (whatever it is), it didn’t happen. Now, it appears that tweeting is your proof that you’re alive and doing.
What about just being there, experiencing the moment fully? Has social media become the way we make memories, connect with life around us? That feels too passive to me.
Stepping out of our lives every few moments to comment on it erects an edifice around us that might feel comforting and connecting, but it seems more like a wall between me and the effervescent now.