2FM DJ Lottie Ryan has hit out at people who live their lives entirely online insisting they are “fake”.
The RTE star believes it is the “definition of fake persona” not to ever be off Twitter or Facebook.
She said: “Why can’t we just talk face to face? Or pick up the phone, or go out? Instead of always being online? That’s the definition of fake persona.
“Maybe some people feel they’re getting some kind of fake confidence from it, but it’s just not my kind of thing, to be living a life on social media”.
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The Clontarf native says her “gut” is that she doesn’t like social media and tries to stay away from it.
She said: “I don’t like it. It’s such a normal thing now for people to casually disengage from conversation and be on social media and spinning everything” she added.
But the 29-year-old does admit “it can be an incredibly useful tool” and that she does “use it for work” as well as for stalking her family.
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She added: “I also have a private Facebook page that I use to spy on my siblings, and that’s kind of the extent of it.”
Meanwhile, speaking to the Sunday Independent, The Early Early Breakfast Show presenter revealed that her 4:30am weekend starts aren’t too bad as she’s never been a “big going-out-person.”
“So I never felt I was sacrificing big nights on the town or anything. I’m more of a cinema-or-DVD girl anyway, so I can still do all those things and get to bed at a reasonable hour.”