My first piece of advice is to dip your toe into only one platform at first. I think Facebook is the most useful if you're looking to connect with old friends and reach the broadest group. If you really only want to look at pictures, then I'd say Instagram. If you're interested … [Read more...]
Social media is supposed to make me feel more connected with my friends but instead I feel more competitive. How do I resolve this? – Sheryl K
Let's start off on a positive note. Social media does connect us with friends, especially those far away. Even our friends and family in close proximity don't get to see pictures of our travels or our children without the use of social media. Think of the the old days - when … [Read more...]
Q: I’m embarrassed to admit that I check my phone at least once every two minutes. What should I do?
A: You are addicted, plain and simple. But don’t feel bad about it. It’s science. Every time you get a new email, your brain actually releases dopamine. So there’s a reason you feel the urge to check. I find the simplest way to break the habit is to force yourself to leave the … [Read more...]
Q: I always like my friend’s posts but she never reciprocates. Can I say something?
A: Definitely. That totally pisses me off when people do that to me. Here’s the charitable interpretation. Your friend is really only focusing on her own pictures and doesn’t pay attention to other posts. Or she doesn’t even look to see who liked her posts so doesn’t realize … [Read more...]