The Circle’s Joey Sasso Preaches the Gospel of Being Real Online

He sees social media in a totally different light after winning the Netflix reality competition

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The Circle is as endearing a story about social media that exists. It’s one where authenticity online triumphs over fraudulence, where catfishes have good reasons to fool you and first impressions give way to deeper connections. It’s a popularity contest, but one where the most real, genuine and generous participants are voted to the top.

The Netflix reality show phenomenon premiered in the U.S. on Jan. 1. It’s a competition where the participants—all in separate rooms in the same, posh apartment building—cannot meet in real life, communicating with each other behind walls both physical and those formed by the liberties of their respective online personas.



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