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Is your perfect Social Media life fake?

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It's interesting how people perceive you by what you social media accounts appear. Especially friends you haven't seen in a long time.
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I don't need to show people my fabulous life 'cause I don't have one. Just the usual things I do with family and friends. A bit boring compared to all the partying and traveling people do.
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Of course no one's lives are perfect, but I personally don't think Facebook is the place to share my hardships. Why would I want the whole world to know my problems. That's what a best friend is for.
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I LOVE this!!!"You know what impresses most people? The truth." Spot on! Some people only post the perfect side of their lives to give off the right impression. Show the messy dishes! Embrace it! People relate best to people they can relate to, not ones who are fake and seemingly perfect.
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I think most people are doing a pretty good job without this article ????
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Facebook is like looking at a photo album. A photo album has smiley photos. No one made a big deal out of it. Nowadays everyone has an opinion. I like Facebook. It's fun. And I like seeing photos of my friends kids and grandkids. No one has a perfect life. Looking at Facebook doesn't make me think anyone has a perfect life.
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I call it fakebook ....I personally.know atleast three people who.portray a life on FB that is FAR from reality..but hey, if it makes them.happy!!!!
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We all know no one's life is perfect we all know that we are all dysfunctional in our own way
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Michelle see, you can dip a turd in gold, but in the end it's still a turd.
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Preach!
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Lol. Love this chick.
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Lol love it!
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Lol I thought that was the point lol
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Hope this is a joke....If not how shallow can one be?
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Yep really uncool teenagers to write This about the people who fund their privileged lifestyles!
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Dumb article - that should be number 11 - don't write silly articles critiquing parents and social media - it ain't cool, it's a little embarrassing
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How bout you kids meet your friends"face-to-face" once in a while? Then your parents might not hassle you so much about your social media addiction. And your folks posted a photo of you having a great time with the family? You poor dears. Gee, it's hard being a teenager......
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Who's paying for their social media? Whole generation of brats me thinks.
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It seems quite clear that most of the people commenting didn't grow up with mobile phones, Internet, texting, MSN Messenger, MySpace, Facebook etc. I don't think it's fair to judge teenagers on how they feel and respond to the environment they have been brought up in. Social Media is the norm to them and whilst you might think its crazy - to them it's an incredibly important part of their social interaction and development. The article is trying to get you to see it from their point of view so we don't have the 'old, out of touch parents who don't get me' against the 'bratty teen who doesn't appreciate how good they have it' (us against them) mentality. Yeah, lots probably can't appreciate how good they have it - BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER! How can they appreciate or understand something they have never experienced? Try to think back to what was important to you as a teenager. For me, it was 100% my friends and my social life. Obviously now that I've grown up, my priorities have changed. To those saying this article is rubbish because it shows things from a teenagers perspective - that says to me that you don't care about your teens feelings, opinions and what they think is fair. They are becoming adults. They want to be heard and they don't want to be treated like children. You aren't always going to know the best way to handle every situation because nobody is perfect. So why don't you sit down with your bratty, ungrateful, spoilt teenager and ask them what they would like from you and get an idea of what they think is important. Whether or not you actually take into account what they say or even implement any of their ideas and suggestions, you might learn something and gain some more respect for one another. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
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This is cute. But it is written with the typical 14 year old's complete lack of awareness that being a daggy old adult that slightly embarrasses one's teen is part of the fun of parenting. My oldest is still a few years away from being able to use Facebook, but any 'how to use social media' guidance she tries to give me will be met with a) a gentle reminder that it is OK if grown ups use it differently to kids, and b) a slightly acerbic reminder that I announced her birth on Facebook, so am at least as qualified as she is to decide how to use it.
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