7 reasons why social media is the devil while on a deployment
When you’re on deployment in the middle of nowhere, calling friends and family can be challenging. The satellite phones might be down for various reasons — or since you’re probably in different time zones — the person you’re trying to reach has been in bed for hours.
Get used to it because you have six more months until you rotate home.
As more and more people use social media these days versus talking on the phone, new problems will surface for our deployment service members — all because of freakin’ social media.
Check out seven reasons why social media is the f*ckin’ devil while on a deployment.
1. Fake news can be a bummer. You can’t trust everything you read, so check the sources before you spread a rumor about a hot celebrity dying to the rest of our platoon.
2. You could have gotten dumped weeks ago without even knowing it. Troops get dumped all the time over social media (which is really messed up, by the way).
3. You don’t want to see your friends having a good time without you.
4. Being reminded of all the things you’re missing out on.
5. You could get in trouble for posting cool deployment pictures or video that you weren’t supposed to.
6. You could enter “blackout” times and areas after reading an important message and you’re unable to respond.
7. You’re constantly on an internet timer because other people are waiting to get on too. So you have to get back in line to log back on.
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