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1166 Social Media Overload

Katia talks with Alex about finding a balance with social media in life.

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doubting

I'm doubting if the whole Facebook and Twitter thing is actually good.

If you don't believe that something is the way that people say it is, you are 'doubting' what they say. Notice the following:

  1. I doubt that a lot of these products actually work like they say they do.
  2. I think he is doubting my story a little.

keep up

...into all these social media things that it's hard to keep up even for me.

In this case, 'keep up' refers to maintaining something and keeping it up to date. Notice the following:

  1. It's expensive to keep up with all the fashion trends.
  2. It can be really difficult to keep up with emails if you don't have internet at your house.

spying

I feel that some people that we don't know might be spying on us.

If you 'spy' on someone, it means that you watch that person without them knowing that you are watching. Notice the following:

  1. The bird didn't even notice that the cat was spying on him.
  2. How do you know all of that about me? Have you been spying?

disclose

You don't want to disclose information to other people.

If you give someone information, you are 'disclosing' it. Notice the following:

  1. He disclosed a few things to you that I didn't want him to tell.
  2. It isn't necessary for you to disclose that information to us.

evolves

Well, it evolves differently.

When something 'evolves,' it changes over time. Notice the following:

  1. A story evolves a little every time that someone tells it.
  2. The goals of this company have really evolved since it was founded 20 years ago.

 

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