The ever growing online community are fed with a strong presence of audience participation. But are we really happy?
I would feel much better if I could filter my entire appearance each day and recieve a hug every time I said something moderately funny instead of social media likes.
But it’s the online ‘community’ – I prefer cult– that makes us feel as though our self-worth are measured in the form of likes and positive comments.
It’s considered as ‘support’ if you press the right buttons and comment the right emojis (you know the ones: 😍🔥💯). Real support is telling your friends in person that they look lovely and asking them to their face if they’re okay instead of typing ‘inbox me babes’ in their latest online rant for the community to gawp and gossip about.
But trust me, your employers, friends, family and boyfriends/girlfriends do not care – well they might care a little bit if they feature in your profile picture -. And the reason they don’t care is because our social media-selves and our physicial-selves are two different people. One is more attractive, funnier, always says the right things, their food is perfectly represented yet untouched and the other is an actual human being.
There’s no sense of a positive community where the online world is concerned as the happiness created lasts as long as a tweet posted using the wrong your/you’re.