[LMB] Gregor - The Moment
M. Haller Yamada
thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 13 01:23:07 BST 2017
From: Marc Wilson
Micki: >I'm reminded of Facebook syndrome, where everyone else's life looks perfect and blissful.
Marc: You have a very different circle of friends, then.
Micki: Well . . . I haven't been on Facebook for years. And thinking about this statement I've made
is fascinating. What filters are in place that I should get this idea? I've read news articles that
say people are getting depressed because they have faulty filters: they see their friends' lives (on
FB and other social media) as glamorous and "with-it" while they view their own lives (through
filters again) as being total crap (even though they may post only the glamorous and exciting
moments on FB). (-: Through the rumor mill, I hear my friends mostly post political links that are
not glamorous but are certainly exciting the emotions for good or ill. So, the news articles and my
personal gossip mill don't match up with the facts.
Sounds rational. There probably have been serious studies done about the percentage of "status"
photos put up vs. other kinds of posts. It's all out there for any researcher to dig through . . . .
The filters we all put on, though, make things good and bad.
I'm saying that Miles may have filters that automatically makes other people's Public Personas look
happy, while his own filters may dwell a little too much on his current misery (whatever that is).
Pretty human thing, really.
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