P E E P . D I S
To be “peeped” is to be noticed, seen and/or heard of.
Now that we’ve learned the word of the day let’s drop these two cents.
Alright. So. Boom — As of April 2017, Instagram reached 700 million active users. That’s a really big number. If you have an Instagram, then you are apart of one of the biggest online communities next to Facebook. Although you’re one in 700 million, you a reason the number exist.
With that being said, take a look at how many followers you have. Each one has the ability to see your life because you’ve allowed them to do so. Most of the time when we get on social media we’re looking at someone else’s feed/profile, liking their pictures and posting our own sporadically.
The other day I was with a friend, politicing. We were talking about (not necessarily in a negative way) intriguing people that we follow. They ranged from fashion personalities, nail techs, artist, chefs + anything we saw on the popular page. Mid round table discussion the question hit me, “Are people on our pages like we are on theirs?”
Think about it.
No one knows who visits their profile everyday, especially if it’s public instead of private. Your profile is like a party that you try and get people to RSVP to but instead they show up last minute with a plus one. Each of your followers, probably have and can, show your profile to anyone. Let’s be real, there is no such thing as a privacy with a social media account. It’s just a feature that makes you think you posted somewhere secluded. Whole time, I see you my guy.
That’s just how the game goes.
I’m usually not one to give others tips, ‘cause I’m still figuring things out myself, but I’m going to do it anyways.
- You’re networking even when you ain’t networking. Your profile is open twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think no one is looking at you, then you’re definitely playing yourself.
- Everybody sees everything these days. If they say they didn’t see your post, they lying. People follow you cause they care to track your progress. Just because they didn’t like or comment, doesn’t mean they didn’t see it.
- “They be showing fake love.” – Kodak Black.
- You’re not the only person whose, “Peep game is STRONG.” Everybody investigates.
- Screenshot is one hell of an invention. No matter if you uploaded and deleted a post hella fast, or so you think, somebody has ended up getting a screenshot. Well technically we don’t know for a fact they did but we’re gonna assume because people move with the quickness when they think they’re getting the inside scoop. There’s a possibility that your picture is sitting in someone’s phone gallery across the country.
- USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH! I use my personal profile as a portfolio as well, kind of. You control what people see. How a person perceives you is totally up to the content you post. You yourself are a brand, whether you see it that way or not.
In the times of today, people have an impression of you before you ever meet. Use that to your advantage and make sure the person you are online is the same person you are in the real world. That’s all I got for y’all today. Everybody stay ready to peep something that has nothing to do with them or isn’t beneficial. Instead of peeping that, peep dis.