Phi Tran

Reinventing Birthdays for the Sake of Social Media


Don’t get me wrong, I loved Facebook birthdays at its inception, but as my friend list grew, I became more suspicious of broadcasting my day as a means for social engagement. People I have not seen in years would spend a few seconds populating my wall with comments I would never see again. It was like popcorn – empty of value, but always getting stuck in your teeth.

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