After I sent out my first newsletter series (sign up in the sidebar) for Who is Apneet? I got a response from one of my very best friends, Adam. He had some interesting feedback about social media and friendship. Adam writes,
I believe social media has an element of voyeurism - even when we are "watching" people that we know in real life. Social media is a way of making us feel close to the people, but it can also put those people at a distance and encase them in glass like in a museum. An example of this is when we scroll though our best friend's curated and crafted Instagram feed. We see what they're doing in the day-to-day, but we only see their best versions of their best days.
How do you stay in touch with your friends who aren't geographically near? I like to write letters, Face Time, and make phone dates. If you have something to share, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation. See past Letters to the Editor by clicking here.
Above are a couple photos our friend Chris took of Adam and I at our favorite bar when I was in Philly last summer.