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“No Tweeting While Eating”

25 Nov


Thanksgiving is almost here! As a college student away from home I have been looking forward to this day for almost a month now. Oh how I’ve missed the Spanish food and the loud noises of the city. I’ve been mentally preparing myself to focus solely on spending time with my family and friends.

My challenge would be taking a bite of my food before I take a picture of it and post it on Instagram ,but I will keep myself from social media sites until the holiday is over. I encourage others to the same. Thanksgiving is about spending time with others and showing them how much you appreciate them being in your life. It’s ok to share pictures and post statuses about your thanksgiving plans, but keep yourself from doing so while you should be enjoying someone’s company on thanksgiving day. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t use Social Media to help you plan your Thanksgiving:

According to A Very Social (Media) Thanksgiving written by annaremus “If you’ve vowed to stay off of your phone for the holiday, you can still get your social media fix during the planning process! Allow social media to step in and save the day when it comes to decorating, atmosphere, and even dinner. Check out these ideas to use social media this Thanksgiving:”

-Find decorating ideas on Pinterest

Prepare for Black Friday with Twitter: Beat the crowds! Find the best deals, both in stores and online, as they’re live-tweeted by @BlackFriday. They also cover some Cyber Monday specials, so take a peek even if you’re not making the mall pilgrimage on Friday.

-Set the mood with a Spotify holiday playlist

-Find some viewer videos of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on UStream
-Unsure about a new recipe? Crowd source it on -Twitter!

This are all great ideas to prepare for Thanksgiving using social media, but remember to stay off social network sites! It might be hard, but something tells me that actually devoting your attention to other people is not so bad after all. Enjoy!


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