From someone else's eyes
The other day, my friend I were talking about how much we put ourselves over the internet through social media accounts. This conversation occurred after he asked me what my twitter account is. He said he wants to mention me on his tweet about something, and he couldn't find my twitter account. "That's because I didn't have until yesterday," I answered. He frowned in shock to find a cave person in this 20th century era. "You didn't have one until yesterday???? I didn't realise that. Well, at least you keep 20% of your life. That's good," he said again.
20% ? I think I keep 90% of my life. Even in a blog platform that allows you to write long paragraphs, I still keep a lot parts of my life. When I read someone else's blog or social media account, I often feel like I really know the person who write the said blog or other account, even though I know it's just snippets of their lives. A series of event that they choose to share.
I think even though a lot of people are very open about their lives in social media, what we share is what we want to share and that's what influence people's opinion about us. It's true that I share pieces of who I am in what I write, but reading someone else's blog is like peeking into their lives.
p.s : I'm still amazed how most people just automatically assume that everyone has a twitter account.
p.p.s : I eventually made a twitter account for the project that I'm working on at the moment after a quite long debate with my self. I could never understand twitter.