Letter from New York
On Being Followed
When I set up my Instagram profile I had my privacy option as private. I soon realized this meant I hardly shared anyone else's photos, having very few friends, with most of those few not even on Instagram. I think I had five followers. What a downer! So I changed my profile to "public", and now anyone can "follow" me.
Why did I do such a thing? Am I succumbing to social media - becoming a person desperate for Facebook "likes" and Twitter and Instagram followers? Have I no friends, no social life? Am I the equivalent of a lonely Victorian spinster, writing in the equivalent of the Victorian lady's diary, on Blogger?
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