- It's one-sided -- no one posts about the totally uninteresting, crappy boring parts of their lives. Unless you're rich beyond imagination or a celebrity, everyone will have down moments in their lives, periods of disappointment, and very sad things happen to them.
Are you kidding? One of the primary reasons I cannot stomach Facebook is the endless parade of food posts, selfies, religious quotes and other masterbatory re-posts which are the "totally uninteresting, crappy boring parts of their lives". Not everyone needs a bullhorn to inform the world what they had for lunch. It reminds me of that bumper sticker "I pooped today!". And. Yes. So has every healthy person on the planet.
I would be very interested to see an analysis of what kinds of posts these "depressed" people are making on all these networks, because unless they are a misunderstood fount of insightful wisdom, I'm betting that that they are in an echo chamber of loneliness: They feel alone so they post something meh. No one responds. They post more. ("This is what the celebrity's post, why do I not have a million followers"). (crickets) They post more. Rinse, lather, depression.
Some say it's fascinating that we created technology that puts the knowledge of the world at your fingertips just for the asking, but it's largely ignored. Can't be bothered to fact check! Forward that truthy email! It's common sense!
An ironic corollary is that we have created networks which allow anyone to communicate with vast populations, yet its primarily used as a mouthpiece for demagogues and as a playground for narcissists.
Would someone please think of the poor suffering narcissists!