“Trying hard to make it through today.” A friend wrote this cryptic Facebook post in the hopes of getting people to respond.
And it worked.
Within an hour friends who saw the post responded with questions like: “What happened?” and “It’s going to be ok.” It scratched my friend’s itch for attention for a bit, then I saw another cryptic post a week later.
The proliferation of social media has blurred the lines between what is public and private. It’s more difficult now than ever to know the difference between what should be talked about to everyone and what should be just between friends. In a world where YouTube reigns supreme and live streaming apps emerge, your life is under a microscope, and your actions can be broadcast for all to observe.
Here are three reasons why vulnerability on social media doesn’t work:
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