After my recent trip through Europe, I started wondering why it is that we take so many photos of ourselves? One answer on google was: “because ppl have a right to see this sexy body of mine!” Hmm….not quite, but perhaps a kernel of truth in there.
Facebook would agree that we love to show photos where we’re doing interesting things, in exotic places, with the people we love.
I know personally that some of my earliest memories are from my parents slides of migrations around the world or in the backyard. All tinted with the nostalgic glow of old technology and the charm of a simpler time.
Maybe this is the answer; we are building our own history, creating our own reality and carving out our personality. Selectively with social media we are really then sharing a polished persona with the world.
I enjoy the ability to share experiences with my friends and especially enjoy the connection that comes from sharing a bit of who I am. But even more, I enjoy the deeper connection that comes from sharing something meaningful, something intimate, vulnerable and important to me, as I do in close friendships.
What do you think? What would you like to share with this world?