The Problem of Our Social Media Avatars

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We don’t usually post anything political on this blog but we thought this “New Rule” by Bill Maher about avatars isn’t really political. Mostly it points out an essential truth: much of what many of us post on social media isn’t a true reflection of our lives. We’ve seen people who judge their chaotic lives and feel badly because of someone else’s perfect spouse and children, their wonderful vacation, etc. — when that may not be 100% accurate. It’s one reason, some believe, that social media can depress you the longer you spend time on it.
The key segment starts at 1:58 in the video:

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