Monday, December 04, 2017

I often wish I could abandon Facebook altogether. I find Twitter extremely useful for work, but I rarely use it outside the office. Instagram is littered with junk posts (personally, I consider anything that isn't a photo you shot yourself to be spam), and I can't keep up with their stories vs. Snapchat's.

Social media has become a mostly joyless pastime that we turn to out of habit with the hope that maybe, just maybe, we'll stumble across something interesting.

As I've argued for years, Facebook's failure is that your friends aren't interesting. However, on the platforms where we follow people based on interest rather than acquaintance, social media works.

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