If someone doesn’t text us back immediately, we feel like we’re not important enough for them to respond.
Why do we connect these insignificant messages so much to our self worth?
Of course it’s fun to show little moments in your life, but I think people actually want a log of these things. It has to be different Googling yourself when you’ve been on a reality TV show. In terms of my Top Model days, I don’t really go back and look at those a whole lot because there are a lot of parts of that experience that I would like to forget.
I like going back on my Instagram and seeing pictures I took a year ago. Yes there are a lot more annoying and terrible photos to see. It’s interesting: I was never obsessed with the fame.
But even when we fulfill this urge to make ourselves feel better by bragging via an Instagram picture about a great meal we had or an awesome concert we went to, it seems like that happiness is diminished once we look at other people’s feeds.
Maybe when you write a whole book about it and realize you’ve gone too far.Introspection makes people really secure and confident because you get to know yourself. And what ones have you been turned off by, possibly as a result of writing this book? I think that Facebook has become more of a medium for self-promotion. And I personally am just so tired of seeing people’s inspirational quotes. I like that you kind of follow a specific number of people. I’m not sure how long of a shelf-life it has based on the way I see people using it.I also think that Twitter is a great app because it’s very informational. It actually can enrich you intellectually if you follow the right people. What about the way people use Snap Chat makes you think it doesn’t have a very long shelf life?When you’re on your phone thousands of times a day and goes to zero, it’s an out of this world experience. But then after a couple of days of this anxious feeling, I started calming down a little bit.I saw things on my street that had probably been there for years but I had never seen before because my head had always been down in my phone.who now works on Wall Street, talked to TIME about how social media has shaped her generation, digital breakups, people who check their phone during sex, and what it’s like to Google yourself when you’re an ex-reality show star.