If you’ve ever felt victimize by your social networks asking “What’s happening?” or “What’s on your mind?” is either because you’re an independent strong user who needs no interface to ask you anything about your day or because you can’t actually reduce your “complicated millennial mind” to fit a text box. Ok, or maybe you don’t care at all. Whichever the answer is, what those boxes ask us is way deeper than we think.
How do we know we are best friends with someone? Ideally, when they know everything about you or when you can snapchat each other seven funny faces in a row. Realistically, when you go to their house and you feel free to open their fridge. What’s the matter with opening other people’s fridge? Aside from taking delicious food to avoid starving (as almost every student in college), it denotes a sense of pertenece and connection. You feel confortable enough to interact as someone who lives in that house. I discovered the internet works like your friend’s fridge.
Sometimes we found ourselves contemplating works of art just like the one Coldplay used for one of their album covers (Come on, we all now that one), and other times we try to figure out how the hell this is in the MoMA but we can’t achieve a proper scholarship: