Anything for a Like: Short Film Shows the Sad Truth Behind Fun Facebook Statuses

By now we’ve heard all about how the activities, events and photos we highlight on Facebook give off the illusion of a life that’s much different than the ones we are actually living. We’re all aware of the comparison effect that comes as a result of spending too much time on the social networking site: All your friends seem to have such amazing fun lives while you’re just sitting on the couch scrolling through your news feed.

But are those statuses and happy pictures a true representation of their day-to-day lives or is there something else at play? That’s what a short film titled “What’s on your mind?” directed by Shaun Higton aims to ask. Although we’re aware that these sites don’t portray our real lives, this film points out at something we hadn’t even thought of: Can we even fully trust the updates we see come through on our newsfeed as true depictions of what our acquaintances, friends, coworkers and family members are up to or have we so mastered the art of contriving these statuses that we’re fooling even ourselves?

Watch the video that will make you question everything about Facebook.

Check it out above.

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