Shyness & social media

Social media offers a chance to present a persona to the world, one who may not resemble in all particulars one’s real-life self, and yet my favorite social media presences tend to be those whose online personalities hew fairly closely to their offline selves—who manage to be appealing and interesting without being significantly more aggressive or boastful online than they’d have the nerve to be in person. Instead they seem to be restrained by the same considerations (tact, empathy, fairness) that operate in real life.
— Adelle Waldman