Nikola Vučević has over 141,000 followers on Twitter and is active enough on the social media platform to make his preferences on music, soccer and Formula 1 racing known.
But don’t get the Chicago Bulls’ All-Star center going on Instagram.
“Why do people have the need of recording every little second?” Vučević said. “The thing that bothers me the most is you go to a concert, the artist comes out and what people do is take the phone out. Enjoy the moment. You can go on YouTube and watch it.”
Vučević fielded a question on the subject because of his Tweet when Instagram joined Facebook and WhatsApp in a prolonged outage on Monday.
Given his Twitter status and referencing YouTube, Vučević isn’t anti-social media. He even has broken down a few times while at a concert and recorded a song, only to say it’s not the same experience re-watching the moment.
So there you go. Vučević is a live-in-the-moment person who values life experiences and memories over documentation.
“Yeah, I’m not a big picture-taking guy,” he said. “My wife hates it because whenever we go on vacation and do things, I’ll take pictures for memories but I’m just not big on it. I just like being in the moment, enjoying the moment. I’m old school. I don’t even have Instagram. I understand for some people it works. But if you go to a club or a restaurant, why do you have to take a picture of your food?
“Maybe I’m in the wrong era. Maybe I should’ve been born at a different time.”