With the pandemic affecting everything about the entertainment industry, Click, Like, Share actor Kyle Echarri said he started becoming more active on social media for his fans.
“Nung nag-start kasi yung pandemya wala na tayong mga mall show, wala ng mga concert. Hindi na natin nakikita yung mga fans na talagang sumusuporta sa amin, so I guess it’s just a way of reconnecting sa mga tao. Kaya social media can be used in so many good ways and so many bad ways at the same time. It’s up to you want to handle it and how you want to portray yourself on the internet.
“Pero ako, I’ve been scammed before so when it comes to clicking I’m very cautious. In this day and age kasi, sa lahat ng mga tao ngayon, sa mga namba-bash, hinahanap nila kung ano puwede i-bash sa iyo. So tipong magla-like ako ng isang picture na hindi nila gusto, ipo-post nila tapos magagalit so I’m very cautious what I like. When it comes to sharing naman, I just share stuff that I believe. And I make sure that it is right before I share it.”
In his latest project Click, Like, Share, Kyle plays the role of a teenager that becomes too dependent on technology. Squad Plus member Danica Ontengco plays his girlfriend in their episode called “Reroute.”
“Si Brennan ay isang med student na sobrang dependent on an app called Arya. I can’t say everything that happens pero ang pinaka matututunan niyo dito sa episode na ‘to is you really can’t replace human connection with internet connection at the end of the day. Abangan niyo po,” he shared.
Just like his latest role, Kyle admitted he could not live without his phone.
“Before I got older, lagi akong dependent sa device ko. Kahit saan ako pumunta kailangan ko yung phone ko, I always need it. I needed to know what was happening sa social media until I got older and I started learning that you don’t need to know everything that’s happening as long as you’re taking care of yourself and you’re aware of the things you need to know, yun yung mahalaga. Pero sometimes you become too dependent on your devices and that could be really bad. So never be too dependent on anything, not just social media but any device or a person. Only be dependent on yourself,” he said.
As a way of paying it forward because of his past experiences, Kyle shared advice for his peers about the dangers of social media. “The internet is a beautiful thing, It works in so many different ways kasi it’s a way for us to connect to family, to friends, to make friends, but at the end of the day it’s a way for us to make enemies. So many different rumors can be made about you just because of the things that other people say. Dapat pahalagahan mo yung sarili mo. Don’t be affected by the things you see on the internet. Don’t let the internet control your life. Maging masaya ka lang. Use the internet wisely,” he added.