With more time on our hands, many of us turn to social media and use it as our handbook to guide us out of this pandemic and to adapt to social distancing.
Systems that increase our visibility exist in our world so that people act in ways that fall in line with social norms. So when someone acts out of line (i.e., liking suggestive Instagram photos), they are exposed, and relationship issues may arise.
In the age of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok (whatever the hell that is), and many other social media platforms, we have an overwhelming number of opportunities to brand ourselves.
While digital communication connects us to more people and makes it easier to keep in touch with those we don’t see regularly, it also distances us from experiencing the unfiltered energy of other humans.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people do certain activities just to share it on social media.