Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Problem of Our Social Media Avatars

We don't usually post anything political on this blog but we thought this "New Rule" by Bill Maher about avatars isn't really political. Mostly it points out an essential truth: much of what many of us post on social media isn't a true reflection of our lives. We've seen people who judge their chaotic lives and feel badly because of someone else's perfect spouse and children, their wonderful vacation, etc. -- when that may not be 100% accurate. It's one reason, some believe, that social media can depress you the longer you spend time on it.

The key segment starts at 1:58 in the video:

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