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“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock

Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

"Sadfishers" are people who post sensitive or emotional personal material online to gain sympathy or attention. But this behaviour might actually indicate a deeper psychological issue.
Hannah Shaw (Kitten Lady), with Instagram influencer BriAnne Wills (@girlsandtheircats) at a marketing event in New York, Feb. 2018. Loren Wohl for Fresh Step/AP

The ruthless pursuit of online ‘likes’ gives you nothing

Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses

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