Social media platforms are still in their infancy with many popular ones being less than ten years old. Despite their youth, they have fundamentally changed the way people interact with one another. More interestingly, they have changed the way people think about themselves. As a society, we have either become much more narcissistic or perhaps we always have been and social media simply serves as a mirror from which many cannot avert their eyes.
Feeding this self-centered behavior is the “like” button. Posts ranging from the banal (“look what I had for breakfast!”) to feverishly impassioned rants are all desperately seeking validation in the form of the quantity of likes. The mindset appears to be that the more likes a post generates, the more “right” it is. However, (read the rest here)