Alex Samuel: Ten Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life
Online conversations are every bit as real as offline ones, she says, and are sometimes more authentic and meaningful than their physical counterparts. Our attention is a resource, and if we can focus more on using our online presence for meaningful endeavours, we can change the way the internet affects the world. Online friends—even ones we've never met—are every bit as "real" as the ones we see every day. "We have an incredible tool at our fingertips," says Samuel, "But every time we say it's not real, we limit its ability to change us, change the world we live in, and change our relationships to one another."