We started out lauding social media on the premise that it was a tool for keeping touch with others which is the last thing it's for. For that we could simply pick up the phone.

Instead, social media has become about celebrating the banal, elevating our status as treatment of our insecurities as well as battleground to crush our nemeses. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are the equivalent of commercials meant to sell something and with all the weight and consistency of popcorn.

In our aim to be connected we lost something along the way and became increasingly disconnected which if not amusing is at the very least ironic.


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