I am not native English speaker, (therefore my English not much good).
My opinion is bit different, look back into your childhood, in the past 2001 or before, when the internet was not common, people have much time to meet their real friends and family. I remembered we always wait the summer long holidays for return back in the village to see our cousin, uncles, aunt and ....... I had a lot of time to visit or play... and then ... I get access to the internet. .. now a days quit different than my childhood, for me (and for everybody) it's enough to say hello on social media to our old friends / families. we don't bother to meet them in real life. Ya, this is gift from Social Media.
and specially, since the social media became commercial, it's engaged us more then ever. Now, we can't think to live without social media. it's compulsory for our life like as food.
or we need to reduce it's usage. stay in limit. . . but it's seem difficult.
If there was no social media, I think everybody would be more productive and there would be better communication at home, even though there are some actual great uses for social media (like instant communication, or linkedin to let others know who you are). But in its vast majority it's just a waste of time, i.e., leisure, but beyond the amount you should have.
We are still learning how to cope with social media, either you go down the road and get lost being unproductive and physically isolated or you decide to have some discipline and control your use social media.
I really think the social media is great when they can only contact with other people in the begining ,but now there is too many funtions in the social media ,it make everything become strange-
1 People take a photo for many hours and use photoshop to beauty it for hours only in order to have thumbs up from thier friends ,althogh the photo is really not real…Like this ,people lost themselves in social media,and pretend to be a vitual man .Maybe it is vanity,social media arouse it.
2 People contact with friends too often although the topic is boring and repeating…I think this kind communication is useless and just make us more sentimentality or fickle.I do not like this .I only like to send other friend in social media"can we meet this weekends" "when will you come ""have you come""i am here"and then we meet in real word and chating face to face …
So i would not cut off social media because it is help in some level,but i do not enjoy them.