Cooking dinner? Show me. Saw a funny picture online? Post it. Did your relationship status change? Update it. This is the life we live: where every thing we do is linked to a post whose significance is measured by the amount of feedback we have received. If we're not sure what to wear for a night, we post our options on Instagram and then dress accordingly. If someone gave us a compliment we have to retweet it on Twitter so our followers can see.

In high school, the symptoms were traceable but not overwhelming. We weren't as plugged in as we are now. Maybe we had Myspace and Facebook, but that was the extent of our online identities. As we got older, and as new websites began to flourish, the number of username-password combinations that we had to remember increased. Now there's Tumblr, Instagram, Google +, and so on.

It's not like we thoroughly enjoy social media, it's become more of a crutch than anything. We complain when a website updates its interface. We whine when a website is over capacity. We don't know the majority of our online "friends". We want to scream when someone posts something stupid. And yet, we won't disconnect. We can't, because then who are we going to broadcast our lives to?

Rebecca Abara, Kyra Jones and Dominique Stone-Peters are three Northwestern students who have seen social media grow and become more and more important to the Information Generation. They post, they link, they share, with no intentions of slowing down.