antisocial media

#TwitterLockOut shows everything wrong with social media and more

First and foremost, let’s get out of the way what I think about the suspension of the alleged “bots”.

If a developer wants to stop automated posts, it can do so by the means of captcha (or other human verification systems) when it detects a pattern of abnormal activity. Abnormal activity may include but is not limited to rapid posting in suc… Read more

How much is social media group-think fueling financial bubbles like BitCoin? #HODL

I think now is as appropriate of a time as any to tie together two topics I’ve written about extensively on this blog: anti-social media and cryptocurrencies.

It’s hard to ignore the financial news from yesterday: cryptocurrencies with another double-digit percentage drop, stock markets dropping about 5%, volatility up 100%.

With regards … Read more

Facebook Messenger Kids App gets deserved pushback, but what about the parents?

Two months ago I wrote an article outlining the dangers of Facebook’s new app aimed at kids, “The new Facebook messaging app for kids is another step back for families and society“.

My article just points out what should be obvious, not needing in-depth studies from watchdog or advocacy groups. But we are living in an age where most parent… Read more

The pot calling the kettle black: George Soros criticizes Facebook for out-Sorosing Soros

Market manipulator extraordinaire George Soros recently criticized Facebook and Google at the Davis Economic Forum:

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros slammed Facebook and Google, two companies he’s invested in recently, noting that “the rise and monopolistic behavior” of tech platform companies has become a “global problem.”

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The Internet is accelerating the decay of personal relationships


It is probably the top requirement to make interpersonal relationships last.

While certainly not the only factor given the gradual destruction of family values via legislation (e.g. no-fault divorce), media and education (e.g. promotion of promiscuity, degeneracy, and neo-Marxist doctrine in general), the Internet doesn’t help in … Read more

The nefarious intent behind Facebook’s word choice: “friends” and “likes”

I signed up for a Facebook account nearly 13 years ago, but haven’t used it in roughly the past 7 years.  Since I have some software development tied in with the Facebook platform from the past, I chose not to outright “delete” my account.  For anyone else also hanging on to a dormant account, you begin to notice the barrage of e-mails spam… Read more

Jonathan Haidt video talking about the dangers of going viral on social media goes viral

The video clip I posted on YouTube about a month ago showing Jonathan Haidt discussing the catastrophic effects of social media has gained significant traction in YouTube’s home page and recommended video feed algorithms.

A bit of a paradox, I know — a video condemning the concept of going “viral” goes viral.  Trying to bring awaren… Read more

Facebook does its own studies to rebuke Jean Twange’s findings — the results are unsurprising (but amusing)

I posted a video a couple of weeks ago that shows Jonathan Haidt discussing Jean Twange’s findings that Facebook and social media in general have led to disturbing trends in social decay, and in particular the increase in anxiety and depression amongst its users:


Facebook needed to respond.  Last Friday, they released an article on their dev… Read more

Free speech for me but not for thee: new Twitter rules in effect December 18

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

Twitter’s “Moments” prefaced by “People are”: argumentum ad populum in extremis

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