James Shakespeare on social media, which he calls “the curse of our age”:
The key thing to remember is that you are not enriching your experiences by sharing them online; you’re detracting from them because all your efforts are focused on making them look attractive to other people. Your experience of something, even if similar to the experience of many others, is unique and cannot be reproduced within the constraints of social media. So internalise that experience instead. Think about it. Go home and think about it some more. Write about it in more than 140 characters; on paper even. Paint a picture of it. Talk about it face to face with your friends. Talk about how it made you feel.
And then put those feelings on your blog and share the post on Facebook and Twitter and Google+ and OH GOD HELP I CAN’T STOP!