but of course we know that in practical terms, people don't *use* social media as if the context were absolutely everyone in their lives seeing it. that's why it's always awkward when a Bad Tweet goes viral and it's clear the tweeter was using Twitter to chat within their social network, with a thicker context, where more subtle ironies and such might be expressed.... but actually they were posting publicly also
@maya For what it is worth, I have found this incredibly stressful to the point that I did not engage in the "social media" at all in the past. I have (obviously) overcome this some, but I still find myself very reticent because of this. Which maybe isn't a bad thing? I mean, for the world. For me? I dunno, but listening is an important skill to practice, and hopefully I have other, healthy social outlets. :)
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