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In the absence of seeing friends and colleagues in person, I’ve been turning a lot more to social media. Under lockdown, this is one of the few ways to stay in contact. I have used WhatsApp and Facebook to connect with friends, and Twitter and LinkedIn for loosely work-related discussions. It’s good to be able to interact with people while staying physically distant, but online social media can be difficult. There are three areas that I find most tricky: the time-sink, the acrimony, and the jealousy.