Paranoia “Likes” Syndrome

Steve and Lois

We thought it wouldn’t happen. We felt we were successful and confidant enough to handle the competition. We promised ourselves we would never get caught up in the social media groupie lifestyle.

We did. Steve Greenberg is a monthly Today Show contributor, and TV personality on 20-plus morning news shows around the country. I am, (Lois Whitman-Hess) the co-owner of HWH PR, and author of DigiDame.

The two of us often commiserate that we don’t get enough “likes” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to show the rest of the world that we matter. We are both proud of our accomplishments, but not with the number of likes we get. We know we are not alone. Millions of people feel the same way.

We decided to explore this topic on Lying on the Beach, our podcast. After listening, please share your thoughts with us. We are looking for a rationalization as to why we are so addicted to social media.

Click here to hear our podcast.

3 thoughts on “Paranoia “Likes” Syndrome

  1. My take on this, the more you post, the less likes you get. Want more likes get more friends and post less. That said I’ll make sure, if I’m not already doing it, to like — or love — every single one of your posts. Also regarding Digidame Lois and the person who cancelled her subscription, FYI I recently noticed I’m getting 2 of them in my emails. Maybe that’s what happened to that other person who may have cancelled one and is still receiving the other.

  2. I think there is a certain sorority or fraternity of “likers” who mindlessly “like” everything their social media friends post, even if it is banal, stupid or of no meaning to anyone else. This is especially true on visual media like Instagram.

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