[LMB] Gregor - The Moment

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Apr 13 13:39:26 BST 2017

On Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:23:07 +0000 (UTC), "M. Haller Yamada"
<thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:

>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. 

I suppose a lot depends on your friends.  There is a certain type of
person who tends to "curate" their timeline, and all you ever see is
"Shiny Happy People" (cue REM: https://youtu.be/YYOKMUTTDdA)

But a lot of people I know are having a genuinely hard time and don't
feel that they have to Facebook competitively.

A significant part of my feed is groups fighting the worst excesses of
Brexit and the hideous regime of the Pry Monster, Theresa May.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,  
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. - Abraham Lincoln

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