That does put some perspective into it....I dunno, it's a pretty complicated topic that I'm not sure how I feel about.
A good example that I like to use is how when you were younger, and you liked a girl in class, you'd give her a call and talk to her on the phone for hours or go out for ice cream after school or some shit. Nowadays, kids will just communicate via Facebook/Instagram comments..."TBH I think you're cute" "LOL thanks for the like" "Follow me back?" "Notice/recognize me??" Meanwhile, these kids don't even speak to each other in the halls the next day because they are so numb to actually speaking on a personal level and they have that awkward connection via social media.
It kinda fuckin scares me. Not to mention that it just emphasizes the whole "look at me" idea and further causes insecurities among younger people because everyone wants to be the pretty girl/handsome guy with the most "likes." The girl with the instagram account that has bikini pics is the one with 500k followers, most of which are shady social media lurkers or people who jump at the chance to hate on whoever they can. The whole internet hate situation is another reason why I think social media isn't good for people, but that's a whole other discussion.
I saw a pretty good Tyler Durden-type quote somewhere once:
"You are not how many likes you get."
Thought that was pretty good.