Millennials want you to comment on their online trip photos

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From The Seattle Times: Millennials wish they could be more like the people they present themselves to be on social media. At least, one-third of millennials who travel feel that way, according to a study on the generation’s travel habits from Expedia and the Future Foundation.
Expedia reports that 32 percent of millennials surveyed, and 40 percent of those who travel internationally at least once a year, said that they present an, ahem, idealized version of themselves online. And they want to be more like it in real life.
The generation’s travelers also want friends to take note of their spectacular travel photos. In the United States, 46 percent of millennial respondents said it’s important to them that people comment on the trip photos they post on social media. Just 20 percent of people from other generations said they felt the same way.
“This is not to say that millennials are so superficial that the future of travel is one big generation making decisions based on what’s the most Instagrammable,” Expedia notes in its study. “Social validation and integration are ultimately universal human needs. …” The digitally savvy generation is just more likely to seek these out online.
The study also found that millennials are more likely to travel with someone who isn’t their partner or child. The largest share of millennials, 61 percent of those surveyed, said that the last time they traveled it was by themselves, with friends or parents or someone else who was not their partner or kids.
The report surveyed 1,000 people in each of eight countries: the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, South Korea, France, Brazil and China.
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Dr. Eowyn
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These Millennials are poster-children for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

CalGirl
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And, dear ones…..I am teaching the NEXT generation of them—–who can’t get through ONE hour of middle school without taking group “Selfies”” even tho’ our school policy says they must have their phone turned off during the school day…At some point, as a teacher, I HAVE to devote my time to the kids who do NOT do this sort of thing …..who are sitting there awaiting my instruction….instead of policing phones and electronics during a direct instruction…and….MOM AND DAD at home….I can’t sacrifice the willing learners for YOUR kid who has a phone/””sellfiie” fetish//addiction. You”re going to have to take… Read more »

marblenecltr
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A phrase once commonly used by those attempting to deal with mental health, “suffering from illusions of grandeur,” may be relevant, but, then, as now, it should read, “enjoying illusions of grandeur.”

marblenecltr
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Or, “delusions,” whichever you enjoy more.

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
If the perception created for us is pleasant, then reality as we know it is acceptable. When reality becomes reality….

Glenn47
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Glenn47

My comment, be very careful posting while on a trip. Evil people are out there ready to kidnap and or kill you for nefarious reasons. Not to mention advertising you are away from your house.
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Steven Broiles
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They’re not the only ones:
“My one regret in life is that I am not somebody else.” —Woody Allen
Hey, there’s MORE THAN ENOUGH narcissism to go around!

Steven Broiles
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“Fellow solipsists….”

Dave
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Dave

I want to see photos of them at a fer-real job interview.
Shan’t hold my breath waiting, though.
-Dave