Jenny Slate Offers Her Best Advice On Texting, Snapchat, And Making Collect Calls

"Hopefully, we're not all so disgusting at this point that we just computer each other all the time."

What does it mean if your crush follows your sister on Snapchat, but not you? Are you a garbage person for secretly three-way calling someone to see if they talk shit about you? Does "lol" mean the same thing as "lolol" and "LOL"? 

These are just a few of the questions Jenny Slate decided to tackle during a video on phone etiquette for Vanity Fair. Slate stars in the upcoming film Landline, a coming-of-age comedy about two sisters who discover some unsettling family secrets. The film takes place in New York in the 1990s before the Internet, texting, and social media took over everyone's daily lives. But Slate has some great advice for handling your 21st century cellphone woes. 


The team at Vanity Fair collected a series of questions and comments from social media sites and articles about modern phone etiquette. Slate read them aloud, and then shared some words of wisdom. 

One Reddit user revealed they felt the need to constantly be talking to or texting someone to avoid feeling lonely or bored. "How can I stop feeling this way?" they asked. 

Slate responded by letting the Redditor know that she can relate. "For me, I experience this very deeply," she said. "I feel like there is a little hole of loneliness inside of myself that, for most of my life, I've been pulling people in in order to fill it up. Now, I realize that what you need to do is plant the seed of yourself deep in your hole and grow up out of it like a tree." 

In other words, don't rely on other people to make you feel some type of way. Become content with who you are without anyone else around, find hobbies you enjoy, and focus on your personal growth. 

For more excellent phone advice from Slate, check out the video below. 


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