Two dangerous uses of social media:
- To find out what other people are saying about you behind your back.
- To follow people you don’t particularly like, just to hope that they’ll mess up all over again.
The thing is, people have been talking about you behind your back your entire life. Hearing what they’re saying isn’t helpful.
And coming up with new ways to think less of others isn’t particularly useful either.
[Alert German speakers have pointed out that I’ve broken “schadenfreude” in half the wrong way, and it should be InstaSchaden but that doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Sorry for mangling it.]