Millennialism, loneliness, and social media in ‘Ingrid Goes West’


Social media is an unprecedented vehicle for people to connect with one another from across the globe. Fact of the matter is, its advent has led to the insurgence of some interesting phenomena. From people acting under the guise of trolls, to literal edgelords threatening to slit their own wrists, the internet has become a safe haven for people to vent out their frustrations under the protection of anonymity. The idea that anonymity is a thing on these platforms, only makes matters worse, as people from all sorts of backgrounds hide themselves behind an avatar (some of which would include an anime character of some sort) to plot their next move, while disguising their identity in the heat of battle. Continue reading “Millennialism, loneliness, and social media in ‘Ingrid Goes West’”