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We are in a time when we like to label things and behaviors so much that even the friend Mark Zuckerberg He decided to allow people to tag any of his friends in the photos and events that hang on Facebook. Well, maybe it's another type of label ... Or maybe not.

To me personally social networks have me up to the very same and, although this statement is a real shot in the foot for someone who works in the online world, I can do it without problems or outrages, because for that 10 years ago I write in this blog with my friends.

Social networks are the bulo of the 21st century.

Although I recognize that it is a useful medium for some things (spread news, stay in touch with friends or distant relatives, follow people you admire ...), many people use them to boast about what cool That is them and the lives they lead.

Many times, in different professional and personal fields, they are used to project the image that one models at will (which is usually quite far from the real one) and make the ball to the staff without any regrets. The "I like you", "retuits", "favorites" and others, become currency of change of the ego of the staff. Vouchers what your “friends” want online. No more no less.

And then, you are labeled. One way or another, the online world is going to label you as a shirt of the Amancio Ortega empire, even if you have not been manufactured in Asia ... Well, I say.

The world of travel obviously does not get rid of this issue at all. When you carry your backpack (or suitcase) full of illusions, it seems that you have to answer a series of questions that will determine your traveling profile, being, therefore, labeled in some category.

In addition, that merciless labeling will depend largely on the things you post on social networks. In fact, if you don't post, it will seem that you haven't even traveled. That's how sad it is, folks. At least for me.

Well, put to label, I have taken from my sleeve some typical dichotomous comparisons of travelers on the route. Some make me laugh, others I see more normal.

Come on, the pit!

Tourist v Traveler

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