In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
We often feel, in such an environment, that our social sphere _____________ around us. We can see, in quantitative values — the number of likes, re-posts, shares — the interest garnered by anything created by us. This makes social interaction slightly more ___________, when we start to think of it in number terms. It becomes easier to see it in visual terms, rather ________ emotive cues. And _____________ that happens we are motivated to reveal only those parts of ____________ that we know will trigger a considerable quantitative response.