Social media is the dregs of society, we need less not more imo.
All the social ailments of today this site focuses on are driven by big tech and many of these companies are in social media.
I was peer pressured into joining by friends when I moved continents to stay in touch. Facebook horrifies me but they were babes I would have done anything they said.
We lost touch and my feed became news articles with false info and people I went to high school with bragging about material wealth they don’t have and lust for.
Echo chamber, bullying, driving false narrative, propaganda, incitement to terror, beheadings are fine but nude art breaks the rules?
IMO all social media is akin to mental cancer in humans and however well intent it is evil and will always be.
No one was more excited for gab than me when it came out. Finally a place without censorship and advertising. You can pay if you want and get perks and be supportive or just be free account loudmouth and mooch their service, which is what I did after leaving fb years ago for my mental and spiritual wellbeing. Ran out of reasons to keep my account.
So after about a month, the nazis and islamofascists became the majority and they built spam bots to push blood libel and all their fave tropes with links to snopes or whatever lazy rubes like to confirm their false narrative by these days.
And after a few more through the computer death threats from people who don’t like my posts (most were satire or sarcastic humor but whatever…) I left gab too. Maybe my account exists still but that taught me about good intentions and social media and how this whole ball of wax needs to be stopped.
Imagine if Hitler or Stalin had this power to manipulate people or spy on them with touch of a button?
All that is stopping the “turn key tyranny” Snowden warned us about is the right asshole with his finger on the button. Arguing over which elite or group or politician is going to turn it is irrelevant. I am tired of feeding the beast that is killing us!
No more social media. If you crave interaction maybe actually socialize. It’s less profitable but actually benefits the user sometimes.
My 2 cent take or leave… No offense to anyone meant just my opinion and nowhere else listens.