We have to feed and water these online relationships by responding to instant messages and tweets, by staying on top of the seemingly endless information at our fingertips, and by producing worthwhile online material. And there are only so many hours in the day … Or so we tell ourselves. Really, it flatters our egos to believe we are indispensable. The rumble of a phone, a text message or an invite to an event makes us feel we’re part of something. Unfortunately, the rewards are as difficult to predict as the weather, and it’s this that keeps us obsessively checking in.

From Untangling the Web

One thought on “It flatters our egos to believe we are indispensable

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s