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    Instagram – it’s a wonderful life

    Before coming to Instagram a few months ago, I knew that it’s a place to impress, to be seen, and to possibly gain short-lived celebrity moments. Until then I didn’t feel the need to post my meals and selfies online. I can assure you – I still don’t. However, creating the blog last summer encouraged me to try out this social media platform. My goal was and still is to share favorite photos I take during traveling and concerts as well as anything I believe is beautiful, curious or quirky.   Not so long ago I shared my experience with Facebook over the years. As I currently barely see a…

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    Social media personas and behaviors

    When I created my personal social media profile in 2008, I was ”faceless” – no profile picture, no personal information. One of the first people I added as a ”friend” back then repeatedly encouraged me to add a photo of myself. I did, eventually. The Facebook machine had swallowed me and there was no point of return. I’ve never posted daily or a few times per day. Not because I had nothing to say. I always have something to say, the question is why should I. Hygiene of sharing is important, methinks. Everyone is free to publish whatever they want, but some consideration is always a good idea. Nowadays I use…