So­cially ac­tive

Per­son­al­i­ties share how so­cial me­dia has in­flu­enced how they in­ter­act.

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Model David Gandy on com­pet­i­tive post­ing “Last Mother’s Day I got ac­cused of not show­ing enough love to my mom as I didn’t put up a pic­ture. I’m very pri­vate and my mom knows that I love her dearly, but our re­la­tion­ship is be­tween us. It’s get­ting silly.” Fit­ness trainer Nee­lam Ef­fendi on us­ing In­sta­gram as a mar­ket­ing tool “For many, so­cial me­dia is free mar­ket­ing, for oth­ers it’s purely nar­cis­sis­tic, and for most it’s a way to con­nect. I use my ac­counts to pro­mote my per­sonal train­ing busi­ness – the more fol­low­ers and likes I get, the more money I end up mak­ing .” Pho­tog­ra­pher Lebo Luke­warm on se­lec­tive post­ing “So­cial me­dia has be­come a place where only the best parts of our lives are high­lighted and I think we some­times for­get to have fun with it. I try to keep things light and pos­i­tive, and of­ten use mo­ti­va­tional cap­tions – words that speak to me at the time and that some­one else also might need to hear.” Model Ken­dall Jen­ner on her most-liked In­sta­gram post “I think it’s pretty crazy I got that many likes – it’s just a ran­dom photo of me. I think it’s re­ally awe­some, but my life hasn’t changed be­cause of it. In my head, the amount of likes I get doesn’t af­fect my ev­ery­day life. I don’t know if that’s be­cause of the way I grew up – [fame] has al­ways been there, so I’m just used to it.”

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