"Social media is awful and we're all going to die someday (plz like and subscribe)," reads the hilariously ironic video description of this short film depicting what happens when a couple steps away from the din of social networks. Check out what happens when you sign off the computer and step out of the house.
I'll be honest: I really hate having a Facebook profile; alas, I have too many professional connections and work requests that come in through it to justify deleting it. I suspect many of you are in a similar boat as well. You might be annoyed and frustrated by the depressing way social media, at its least damaging, habituates us to constantly check our phones and at its most damaging, teaches us to associate meaningless numerical quantities such as "likes" with our self-worth. Nonetheless, you might maintain a presence, because hey, that's where a lot of the work comes from. If you feel similarly to me, I think it's important to always treat it like a business tool, not allowing it to suck you in beyond simply being like another email address or phone number — a place where people can reach you — and a marketing tool if you so wish it. Beyond that, life happens off the screen.