Social Media Sucks !

Everyday goes by my convictions regarding how social media sucks become stronger and stronger. I understand how powerful and effective they are (for now) but they have explicitly diverted away from their initial promise … to be social. They’ve become anti – social.

If corporations can’t control the internet and destroy its neutrality, then maybe by building a quasi luxurious commercial compound – masked as a social platform – people shall come, they thought. People surely did come. Here’s a warning, you will – if not already – fall victim to digital consumerism, simply because it’s more personal and present than the segmented TV and radio broadcasts. So get out while you can.

Apart from treating people as numbers, algorithms (the core of every social media platform) are designed to entice you, one way or another, to get access to your reptilian hot spots or what makes you tick. Once access is granted, be sure havoc will ensue. You may eventually turn into a “believer” in consumerism, in fake news, or whatever, simply because you wouldn’t be able to process and filter the magnitude of data you are being bombarded with on a daily basis.

However, perhaps there’s still some light at the end of these social media tunnels. It may take some time, but hopefully the majority of today’s millennials or older users will shake off the tight grip social media have on them.

I personally believe things will correct themselves eventually. Remember how older social media giants became mere 404 error pages? Whether because their users lost interest, or because new platforms offered something new, the present platforms will possibly have the same fate, because once a medium becomes saturated, it drowns in it’s own … boring algorithms!

See if you still use or even remember any of the these:

  • Vine
  • Yik Yak
  • Friendster
  • Meerkat
  • Google Wave & Google Buzz. …
  • iTunes Ping
  • FriendFeed
  • DailyBooth
  • Bebo
  • Myspace
  • ICQ
  • MSN Messenger
  • Yahoo Messenger

Guys, I’m sticking to my website/blog, and I’m also reducing my daily intake of social media and increasing my own digital output. I’m taking steps to get my creativity back. I choose not to be a simple receiver to a transmitter any longer.

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