Normal_gaussian: The communication benefit group chats gave me was phenomenal

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

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I was in school when msn and facebook were big. I lived in the same town as the school, which was a twenty minute drive from the village most of my friends lived in. They eventually forced me to use Facebook, and it changed my social life drastically.
The communication benefit group chats gave me was phenomenal.
Nowadays facebook lets me organise my climbing life, and makes a handy contact book for acquaintances.
I’m on snapchat. I follow Justin because its funny, but my primary usecase is showing my Mum random parts of my life and keeping in touch with my cousins. This is because my mother is seven hours drive away and my cousins are in the USA.
But in many ways I say ‘no’ to social media. My Facebook wall is empty, Twitter has no tweets, Instagram is foodless.

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