Wanna know a secret? We're all just fighting for something we already have. Like looking for the pen that's tucked behind my own ear. I scan my page for "likes" in hopes of finding a sense of peace. To drown out the voice in my head. My voice.
Facebook has taken on less and less the character of a social networking site and more and more that of a massive image-maintenance machine. Everyone posts photos of their beautiful vacations, their beautiful babies, and their beautiful spouses.
In my last post, I noted that Facebook and social media are major contributors to career anxiety. After seeing some of the comments and reactions to the post, it's clear that Facebook in particular takes it a step further: It's actually making us miserable.
This catchy new condition got the American Academy of Pediatrics report a lot of media attention. Trouble is, it's a made-up condition which, despite claims to the contrary, is not backed up by any research.