During last night’s Arizona Diamondback’s baseball game, a group of teenage girls were caught feeding their social media addiction in the most candid way possible. (scroll down for video)
One by one, the group of about 8 began individually taking selfies, or simply scrolled through their phones, completely missing any action taking place on the field.
But I guess in this age, showing off to everyone that you were at the game, is more important than actually attending the game, right?
The announcers for the game even began to commentate on the spectacle, with one saying:
Every girl…is locked into her phone! Every single one is dialed in! Welcome to parenting in 2015! They’re all just completely transfixed by the technology!
Completely unaware that they were being broadcast on live television, the group of teens simply continued their self-centered selfieing, seemingly having forgotten they (probably) paid money to watch the game-not themselves! The sad truth is that this should really come as no surprise, as recent studies show that US users spend 58 minutes per day on Facebook. Add in the time spent on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok etc. and that’s a whole lot of hours. In many ways, you can’t blame people for spending so much time on social media platforms. On TikTok, for example, it is possible to become a very popular account if you use somewhere like boostmytiktok.com to buy TikTok likes. This leads to people becoming influencers, which is effectively a career for many nowadays. It is a shame they can’t just enjoy the moment, though.
Watch the video here: