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THE TRAGEDY OF A RESPONSE

DNMUM427271 | 12/2/2018 | Author : Pooja Salvi | WC :1721 | Media & Marketing

If you find yourself relying on Facebook ‘reactions’ to convey your thoughts, Pooja Salvi says there is a possibility you are restricting your emotional vocabulary, and causing a steep rise in anxiety
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Graphic designer Vedanti Ghadi loves to share memes. On an average, she shares about 15 to 20 memes per day. A few days ago though, Ghadi shared a rather threatening meme: “If you don’t laugh react on my memes, I will unfriend you.”
Ghadi was straightforward: she did not appreciate a simple ‘Like’ to her posts. “It definitely gives me a validation of some sort if people laugh react to the memes I share. And that’s a given when you’re on social media,” the 24-year-old frankly adds.
Flashback to 2016 when Facebook introduced Reactions. An extension of the ‘Like’ button, Reactions allow users to be more expressive with their thoughts with animated options of Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry. “For more than a year, cond
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