I can’t express how nice it is to hear some news and be genuinely surprised, or excited, by it, rather than replying with, ‘yeah, I saw that on Facebook.’
My phone vibrated, an unknown number popped up with a text: “SWEET DREAMS.”
That he used his sleeping app to wake him up at 4:30am (optimal REM cycles achieved) and then switched to his meditation app and meditated for 90 minutes this morning. You woke up at 6am and should feel unaccomplished.
“I stumbled upon a link to a website that was a map of the world with click-able areas. When cities were clicked on, it opened up a window displaying somebody’s webcam… only it didn’t appear they were aware of it.”
Even sitting in a room by myself, I can get anxious just looking at Facebook on my computer screen. It’s like the modern-day version of social anxiety.
“We know that people are complicated and have a mixture of flaws and talents and sins. So why do we pretend that we don’t?” — Jon Ronson
“Some guy buried a corpse of someone he killed. He told the people of 4chan that whoever guesses their post number would get the coordinates to the body.”
Major app updates are released every so often to these key social media empires to make them even better, and in a way, we slowly lose communication with those who matter most.
Every Wednesday Kendra Syrdal, producer at Thought Catalog and resident wino, is going live to talk to you guys about life, love, and the reasons why we probably all deserve a cocktail or two.
I won’t be able to analyze everyone’s Instagrams and silently scream about how much better everyone’s life looks compared to mine. Like, how are people my age gallivanting around on yachts? ALSO, IT’S A TUESDAY.