We all remember the ugly rift between YouTube and TikTok last year. The blame game of which app is promoting more cringe was very hyped up. Later on, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ban of 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok.
We call them cringy, we mocked them after TikTok’s ban, but the impact they created was such that Instagram released a new feature of reels, especially for people like them.
Big platforms like Youtube and Instagram are welcoming short format video making. The question is, does this worth the time and fame?
➤Does our youth get misleading?
Well, my experience with Instagram reels says so. I made an Instagram account to put Instagram reels on an educational thing like formulas, proving some theorems, etc.
For the longest time, I didn’t get any traffic and, it became dead after some time.
Yes, it failed!
But on the contrary, I was surfing through the reels, and the eye-catching popular videos, have some beautiful girl (a girl with full-on makeup actually!) just giving three-four expressions on a background song she played (like TikTok).
And note me here these types of reels were not two or three. Instagram has so many cringe-worthy reels, videos, photos, etc.
These kinds of reels have millions of views which have a lot of views.
I am not denying that educational pages are not working at all, but looking deeply into the practicality.
➤What is actually wrong?
My target is not to bash Instagram or TikTok. According to me, it’s doing what is profitable to it.
But, my concern is with the youth and in which direction they are going. What is the need for us to waste our time on these things whereas we can put in some effort and be productive to ourselves and society?
I see people today wasting their whole time swiping through the Instagram pages, sliding between the Ids, and DMing others, which is mere wastage of time.
These big tiktokers are smart. They are smart, and we are becoming morons watching them by giving our precious time to them.
Some people are so blind that they consider these reelers their ideals and want to become like them. Think yourself what have they done, which is worth calling them ideals?
Nothing, they have done nothing.
They are just making their life by fooling us and motivating us to become cringy like them.
We as youth have this responsibility to make our nation proud by becoming future scientists, researchers, doctors, engineers, actors, sportsperson, etc., and not by becoming reeler or TikToker or whatsoever.
➤Quoting the reality
We should open our eyes and bring out the sense of realization in ourselves that till this time we were being fooled but no more from now!
Before ending, I would like to quote that it’s okay if you want entertainment, but it should be limited and in a domain. Do not waste your whole time surfing through social networking sites.
?Make ideals by analyzing how that person is helping and motivating you in your personality development.
?Be more attentive and more aware!