(Disclaimer: This post is a few random thoughts I’ve had lately. There’s no real conclusion, though I wouldn’t call it a rant, either. At any rate, I’m interested in your thoughts.)
It’s natural to look for a common denominator when “friending” folks. Be it real estate, sports, politics, marketing or any other interest or passion. When we do that, are we falling to a narcissistic trap?
The *ME* in Social Media
I love the channels and opportunities social media have created for self-expression and voyeurism. It’s fun to take a peek into other’s lives. And, it’s interesting to watch the emergence of “Internet Stars”. But, are they/we taking our own PR too seriously? Are egos inflating to a degree where it’s just plain icky?
It’s All About Me
Speaking of Social Media Narcissists … They participate heavily in conversations, but if you really follow the stream they chatter mostly about themselves. And, they have created huge followings without meaningful contributions. (But to be fair, *meaningful* is subjective.)
Their blogs and tweets are almost exclusively about themselves, their thoughts, their pictures. But, I think many of us could be categorized that way. How would you define a Social Media Narcissist??
Same Bubble, Only Larger
If we continue interaction only with like-thinkers, will that enclose us in a bubble? And could that cause a false reality?