In 2022, there's no way to escape social media. Trust me, I have tried.
I always very reluctantly joined every app long after it became the norm too. No, I don't believe I'm quirky, 'different' or deserve brownie points for laying low.
I'm just very hesitant about using technology in general. If I can live without an app, I do. If I had better memory, I would stop relying on my notes app.
The downside of course is that sometimes you feel like you're living under a rock. Mostly this has proven not a bad place for me to be. It's comforting, safe and, somehow, happy. It's perhaps not very fitting for me to be signing our social media issue at all.
Our cover story this week is a genuine effort by me to understand one of these platforms better. I personally hope to embrace social media more too. At this point, staying off these apps is like being in denial of reality. I hope this week's issue is able to capture at least some of the many worries, dilemmas and confusions we all face about social media.