In the article, “Paying for Compliments”(upfront, login needed) I learned that social media is often blamed for making people feel bad about themselves but in Asia, there is a new trend that is trying to spread positivity to people. On the Chinese internet users have recently begun turning to so-called “praising groups,” where they can pay to be flooded with compliments. In the U.S. dollars, a user can purchase 3 to 5 minutes of time. They invited a group on WeChat, the country’s largest messaging app, hundreds of users will then shower them with good vibes. They do this to make people feel comfortable with flattery. They do this to make people feel good by not receiving bad comments.
I think it’s a good idea because millions of people daily receive bad comments about themselves. But it is unfair that people have to be paying for good comments. People also have to stop making bad comments to people because it makes them feel bad about themselves. But at the same time, these comments make people feel good about themselves by receiving positive comments.