Beginning December 18, the postmodern technocrats at the helm, a.k.a. your moral arbiters, are going to double-down on their efforts to shut people up, because apparently they know what’s good for everyone and you don’t.
The good news is that Twitter is being open about their efforts and that you, a possible Twitter user, can preemptively sto… Read more
I’ve repeatedly written about how Facebook and Twitter “likes” cultivate mob mentality, while also being the primary feedback loop retaining users addicted to the tiny doses of affirmation.
A macro-scale consequence of “likes” is that facts and logic have taken a back seat to popular opinion. It doesn’t necessa… Read more
Parents, if you are not yet informed about all the damage social media causes already to grown adults and teenagers, be sure to check out the dozens of articles I have already written on the subject. The plethora of evidence from psychological studies and the admissions of guilt from the tech founders themselves, all indicate social media being a leading c… Read more
This blog has written on numerous occasions the psychological exploitation and damage Facebook inflicts on its users.
Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist at NYU, reveals findings from studies that demonstrate the negative impact of Facebook, social media and smartphones on the minds of the Internet generation:
In addition to Facebook’s cult… Read more
It is no secret that Mark Zuckerberg did more hacking of the human psyche than he did hacking of code to make Facebook as big as it is today. There isn’t anything particularly technologically innovative about Facebook (in fact, almost any high school programmer can make a rough prototype of it within a day or two), but as Sean Parker revealed, Faceboo… Read more
Social media rears its ugly head again, as it does on a daily basis. While this blog inadvertently dissects the ideology of the “far-left” due to their prevalence in technology, media, academia and the government, it’s time to analyze the rhetoric from the “far-right”. It goes without saying that the ideologues of bo… Read more
In the past few days, Twitter has been working hard to show its bias by selectively removing the “verified” blue checkmarks it initially assigned to users deemed to be authentic and not impostors.
Being verified theoretically needs to meet a single simple, objective criterion: be the person you claim to be.
However, it is obvious Twitter neve… Read more
Considering Mark Zuckerberg has studied psychology and has no remorse in exploiting everyone for his own benefit, Sean Parker’s revelations in a conversation with Axios should come as no surprise to anyone following this blog or other anti-social media trends.
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“When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and th
Wired released an article titled “Big Data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens” last October. It is a long but good read, particularly since the story covers two bases I’ve been harping about on this blog: big government and the dangers of social media.
The entire article is worth a read on its own. I’ve posted the ma… Read more
Sebastian Junger, a journalist, author and filmmaker, uses an anthropological view to hypothesize that social media has cultivated anti-social tendencies.
Some choice quotes from his interview with Joe Rogan:
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I just looked around. I’m an anthropologist and I’m interested in human behavior, and I look at the behavior, like literally the p