Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable
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Social media is making us miserable... “Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides.”

Coping with Chaos in the White House
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a post for my Facebook friends about my personal experience with narcissistic personality disorder and how I view the president elect... who almost certainly suffers from it or a similar disorder.

The 80/20 Rule
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When you put your life online, people think they know 80% of who you are. But internet personas are really only 20% true.... “It seemed like you were using personal experiences to gain approval from ‘the internet’  ... I wondered why the approval of your friends and family wasn’t enough. It felt like a distorted version of you"

Where is social media taking you in 2016? (updated)
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Social media platforms are built with all the insidious effectiveness of gambling machines, but it is possible to come out in front.

Am I too old or too sick for Snapchat? — Medium
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There is no public measure of your ego on Snapchat. No “54 likes” 13469 followers or “423 comments”. When your reader sees your post it doesn’t tell him or her the size of your ego.It’s a huge difference with LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Those three keep reminding you how important the person you’re reading is ... the Snapchat user doesn’t care …

All Social Media Is Showing Off
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showing people what’s going on is much more important than being present in that moment ... What you fail to understand, what you’ve never thought about understanding is why you do it... Every stupid video is a waste of 3 minutes you’ll never get back, and every picture is there to show the 1% of your life where you can smile for the camera…

How to Spot a Narcissist Online
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They're online? Seriously, someone made a study to discover: "non-anonymous social networks like Facebook... provide an ideal environment for the expression of the ‘hoped-for possible self,’ ... emphasizes realistic socially desirable identities an individual would like to establish...” It's a good article, though. Particularly like the point ab…

Why socialmedia platforms profit from our narcissism

Good post from @JamieJBartlett: "Social media wants to turn you into a narcissist. Tell everyone about yourself: you're important! Where are you? What are you eating? Who are you with? What films do you like? The world wants to know! Actually, the world doesn't want to know: it's a marketing ploy. The more you share about yourself, the more …

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