A fascinating (and important) perspective of what many of our lives look and feel like as it relates to social media and social networks.
The idea that we’ve been “colonized” and can’t go back is a bit haunting, if I’m to be honest:
I’ve been building stuff for a very long time and I have loved the act of creating things with my own hands, especially when it’s from absolute scratch.
And in the moment I loved it and I figured that because I loved it that I would continue to build similar things. What I wasn’t ready for was the fact that the act of building was more about building oneself than the actual product.
As I stare deep into another season of startup “glory” and building something immense, I am reminded of how hard it has been in the past to build things that mean a lot, to not just myself but the customers that I ultimately sought to serve.
I finally got around to submitting my Twitter profile for “verification” and I got notified last night that it’s been completed.
I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this, overall, as the verification badge used to really mean something special and unique before you could manually request it…
Plastic surgery for Koreans is very much a cultural thing making it the center of the universe for that type of thing (i.e. most procedures per capita than any other nation).
The pressure that you can feel, even stateside, is real. I learned this by just hanging out with a number of korean-student associations, clubs, and organizations during college. I was partly motivated to do this because I was trying to find my place, any place that would accept me and allow me to make a modicum amount of friends.