The extended self…

Social media has provided an unparalleled platform for attention-seeking behaviour. Perhaps best represented by the overshare. Take Facebook posts for instance.

Oversharing is prolific. People post soft-porn photos of themselves, the details of their dinner/their latest break-up/ their child’s bowel habits. And they’re the amateurs. The real deal does hard-ons, tampons and STDs.

Contrary to the concern that people have lost all sense of decency, it turns out that they just want to connect.

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