Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters
Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters
Kelly Yang
Opinion

Opinion

Kelly Yang

Don't start believing your Facebook self

Kelly Yang says our human tendency to portray a better, happier self on social media must be reined in, before we lose all sense of reality

Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters
Facebook posts are contagious. When we see a post about an old classmate's new house, we scrutinise every detail. Photo: Reuters
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Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang

Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellyyanghk