Social networking for me is now:
– Whatsapp groups of 3 to 5
– Telegram chats of 2 to 🤷🏾♂️
– Instagram comment sections
– Twitter DM groups
Main channels got weird and noisy. Intimate relationships growing in the nooks and crannies.
— Kanyi Maqubela (@km) November 16, 2018
Somehow it’s the default now – you’re either on social media or you don’t exist. Forgotten. “Where have you been,” is the question, “I haven’t seen you online lately!”
It was only a few years ago when I ran a music site that published 20+ items per day. Now it’s the norm to publish 20+ updates per day about what we eat, what we read, and anything else that pops into our head.
For me, lately, though it’s a text. A phone call. Swapping emails into the night. All out of sight, at a much slower pace, but with a greater impact.