Recently I was at an airport waiting for a plane. I noticed a young woman a few seats down from me who was taking one selfie after another of just herself in a pretty ordinary waiting area. She had her back to me so I could see the photos she was taking on her camera and they seemed pretty much all the same but clearly she was seeking the perfect photo because she must have taken around 20 before she was satisfied.
When I later asked my daughter as to the possible reason for this exercise, she said that this person likely was posting it on Instagram to let her followers know that she was about to travel somewhere. Apparently people think that the mundane events of their life should be of interest to others and can get disappointed if their friends don’t ‘like’ these postings, which puts pressure on their friends to follow them and say they like them. It must be exhausting and time consuming to chronicle the minutiae of one’s own daily for others which also requires one to reciprocate and follow the minutiae of their lives as well.