Monday 21 August 2017

Smug selfies don't damage our health, but our ungenerous reactions might do

We all love to sneer at Facebook oversharers, and it's an attitude that can become poisonous, writes Ciara O'Connor

CONSUMING LIKE CRAZY: Some people post their selfies in a manner that borders on the pathologically desperate
CONSUMING LIKE CRAZY: Some people post their selfies in a manner that borders on the pathologically desperate

Ciara O'Connor

Anyone with a Facebook account will know the exquisite boredom that is other people's lives. Specifically, other people's relationships.

We all know a couple on Facebook whose documentation and sharing of their relationship seems almost pathological. The photos, the monthly anniversary tributes and the coy status updates are a blight on our newsfeeds.

It's 'Sunday mornings with this one' under a photo of a couple of cups of tea; 'Spoilt rotten' and a bunch of flowers; 'Boy did good' with a frankly substandard looking dinner.

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