For two weeks, a self-imposed strike
From clicking the button marked “Like.”
Now Schmutzie’s agreed
To speak of her feed
And chat with a queer and a dyke.
Schmutzie has been experimenting with not clicking the “Like” button on Facebook, and inspired by her, Kyeli and I have too. Here’s what we’ve noticed about our Facebook feeds, our connections, our illusions of connections, and vulnerability.
And Instagram, because why not.
- Schmutzie’s “don’t click Like” experiment
- How it affected her feed
- How it affected her connections
- nobody notices when you stop liking things
- “connection-flavored junk food”
- Facebook lists
- The “Love > Like” Facebook group
- ending conversations. “I hereby declare this conversation to be at a reasonable stopping point.”
- feeling guilty or rude
- liking pages
- my Pathfinding group
- authentic connections on the internet
- people think of online as a “fake place”
- “Vulnerability is my spiritual practice.” -Elan Morgan
- “The more vulnerable I get, the more awesome my life is.” -Kyeli
- commenting “like”, smileys, and hearts
- Elan Morgan’s TEDx talk, Self-Doubt and the Power of Personal Narrative
- how to get rid of the temptation of the Like button
- WCML 004: Living in an Instagrammed world (the one where we talk about running down the hall and clicking “Like” as fast as you can)
- programs that limit your time on social media
- Pace Explains why relationships don’t exist
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