Unfortunately, social media and the social network got hijacked by the neoliberal fed need to show one’s success.
The worst offenders need to show that they’re as good as Genghis Khan at acquiring stuff because it takes money and more money equals more success.
For the less fortunate, it’s a form of gaining prestige, without the money similar to the way some TV shows allow the ordinary person to gain abnormal fame and celebrity (prestige).
Yes, what I have described above is not authentic.
There was once a time when I thought that social networks would allow for people with similarities to assemble across international boundaries but having differences to appreciate and empathise with.