How Growing Up with Social Media Affected Me

Person takes photo of girl
Google Buzz logo
Dear Google Buzz, we miss you. Love, late 1990s kids

“Our actions and words only have value when they’re approved by others.”

Facebook’s emoji reacts: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry
Facebook’s updated list of reactions
Typical YouTube video display, including view count and like to dislike ratio
Check out the like to dislike ratio on this one
Comment thread of people thanking others for liking their comments, telling people they will become millionaires if they like their comments, etc
Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen comment threads like this

“I’ve been crowding my brain with other people’s thoughts not for hours, not for days, but for years.



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