Connected Life

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For once, I’m not gonna talk about fashion, I’m not gonna talk about artists that I like, or even about me…

To find things for my blog, I like to go and see what’s on the others, or on social networks. Maybe some of you might have seen this video a few weeks ago, and might have recognised themselves in the main character or in her friends who are constantly stuck on their phones. (WATCH IT!!!)

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I’m pretty sure that, like me, the first thing you do in the morning while you drink your coffee or on you way to work, is connect with the social networks to check the news, see what your friends do/say/post. And tell me if I’m wrong, but what you check in priority is not what’s happening in the world, but what’s on the news feed on your Facebook or Instagram, the one you checked last night, just before going to bed.

For what ? To know if, during the night, SOMETHING happened to one of your friends.

Garance Doré (if you don’t know her, she’s a very famous French blogger, the best friend you wish you had, click here) describes this kind of syndrome as the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). It’s the fear of missing something that happens somewhere you aren’t. And that you can live it through the photos posted by those who were there.

So, by the same token, you want to make your friends believe that your life is as cool as the one you think they have. So, each time you do something you think is worth it, you feel like you have to take a picture of it and share it with others. I don’t know what the name of this syndrome is, but be sure that these people, just like you, have life’s with ups and downs, and that they give you a censored version of their daily life.

So, instead of wanting to share the good moments of your life with your online friends, enjoy them with the ones you share them with. Good memories are meant to stay in your mind, not in the photo album of your smartphone.

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Post by Marion, read more on France’s blog

 

 

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