While completing assignment 2, I ran across this blog post:
Authenticity on social media seems to be something that concerns many of us and I appreciated this article’s assertion that “the truth will out”.
Balancing self promotion with humility is something that troubles me. I recently deactivated my Facebook account because I needed a temporary respite while I deal with some real life stuff, but often I found myself posting or reacting to things that were not really me. I kind of got swept in some digital wake behind the latest cute cat video or something like that and it really left me feeling strange. I know that Facebook isn’t the place to worry about authenticity, but as accounts undergo more and more scrutiny, does it behoove us to be more careful about what we like, comment on or share?
Dostoevsky once said you can judge a society by entering its prisons, I wonder what he would make of Facebook?