Skip to main content

Natalie Mariduena Shares Thoughts About Online Culture

Video Duration:

An average person spends 53 minutes a day on Instagram. That’s eight months out of someone's entire lifetime spent checking for likes, follows or reading potentially hateful comments. Natalie Mariduena has seen firsthand the harmful effects online culture can have. “People are sitting behind a screen and they can say whatever they want to say without consequence,” she says. “In some instances that’s great and in some instances it’s not. It’s just negative hate and I definitely go through that on a daily basis.” She has learned to deal with that negativity by focusing her attention on what really matters to her. “I have friends and family who love me and that’s what matters,” she adds. “And all these other people that don’t understand that and appreciate that, then whatever.”