I am not my Facebook profile
The end of this experiment left me feeling awkward—and not like, “my girlfriend’s dad just walked in on me frenching his daughter” awkward, but more like the entire world just saw my entire a**h*le in HD awkward. Unfathomably awkward and exposed.
I guess I keep a low profile on social media [Ed. note: Are you sure, Jeremy?], regardless of the fact that I’ve written about some pretty horrific stuff. But having an actual personal interaction—or some brand of it—made me feel too human within a platform that’s led me to skew away from anything but the “cool” stuff.
Should you do this? I'm just a guy who had a birthday, not a master in the field of cordial responses or introspective life experience, so you don't have to listen to my advice. However, I will say that taking yourself out of your comfort zone—even with something as trivial as Facebook responses—will teach you about yourself. What did I learn? Apparently I'm more afraid of exposing my own personality that I thought. What does that mean for you? Probably nothing, but maybe stick to that blanket response.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and he legitimately gets paid for this.