The woes of living life on social media


Published: 15Jan2019
Ashesh Mukherjee

As Professor Ashesh Mukherjee makes clear in his latest book, The Internet Trap, the pitfalls of living online in the age of social media include ceaseless comparisons with others and feelings of envy.

"And once people start posting interesting information, others are likely to follow suit in a bid to keep up with the Joneses. This creates an arms race of one-upmanship, leading to ever more upward comparisons on the Internet," he says.

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