If nobody sees you online, do you exist?

an online number going up

Photo illustration by Mark Riechers/Firefly (TTBOOK). Original images by Prateek Katyal and Wu Yi (CC0)

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When producer Angelo Bautista was growing up, he dreamed of being in the internet. Not on the internet, but inside of it. Now, he's torn about social media. He's still addicted to scrolling, but posting about his own life — that's another story. But if nobody sees you on the internet, do you exist? Who are you?