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I was wondering the other day, well many days, why do the majority of people feel the urge to post everything they do on the Internet. In the past ten years, alot of social media platforms went up and down, now we have a few viable ones left like Facebook, Twitter, Insta etc.. but

Is it worth the time?
Do we learn anything, anything at all on these platforms?
How does our reflection towards others and ourselves change?
Does it help build arrogance and egoism in our world?
How do we sort out the fake information we gain from searching those platforms?
Do people get dumber by exploring these platforms?

And not only on these platforms, also there is a whole -hate comment- thing going on for ages, where people hiding behind their pc's just flaming on people online, mostly on YouTube comments etc.

I have always wondered how these people really think, I can empathize with them but it feels so.. so empty in their heads.
 

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Why are you asking us for the motivations of the majority and how they think? Shouldn't you ask the majority?
 

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@Nell Well, the majority will always have the same answers. They don't know. I keep asking people around me, why they are doing it but they all give the same answers: I don't know.

So maybe the thinkers could speculate on an answer.
 

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I don't want to know how those people think.

Next thing you know, I'll be buying Kardashian makeup.
Wait....ur not buying Kardashian makeup now??

*scraps Kardashian makeup supply*
 

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So that kind of behaviour could spread to other people? So in a few generations we are doomed? :(

 

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I was wondering the other day, well many days, why do the majority of people feel the urge to post everything they do on the Internet. In the past ten years, alot of social media platforms went up and down, now we have a few viable ones left like Facebook, Twitter, Insta etc.. but

Is it worth the time?
Do we learn anything, anything at all on these platforms?
How does our reflection towards others and ourselves change?
Does it help build arrogance and egoism in our world?
How do we sort out the fake information we gain from searching those platforms?
Do people get dumber by exploring these platforms?

And not only on these platforms, also there is a whole -hate comment- thing going on for ages, where people hiding behind their pc's just flaming on people online, mostly on YouTube comments etc.

I have always wondered how these people really think, I can empathize with them but it feels so.. so empty in their heads.
There, captured it.

Internet allowing more freedom is a double-edged sword, cutting both ways. Social media is at least definitely useful. It's like a "closer-to-you" ranged news platform that either is or isn't of relevance to you but that you always can participate in. Narcissism having all but captured social media doesn't undermine its value, just makes it more annoying to deal with. It's a way to inflate the egos of some because it's just so much easier to reach your own standards in some form online, but I think arrogance/ego is more about the individuals than the platform. Internet just magnifies everyone's personality in all different ways, and the "bad people" are the ones that truly comes out of the closet online, because let's face it: They would or have already been beaten up in real life by being an edgy prick.

Perhaps more importantly, it is social. A convenient tool to interact with others. Ever told anyone about some mini event in your life that you thought was cool but the majority probably didn't care about? Those who posts every day wants to keep people who wants to hear them updated so they can know them better and because any reason at all to connect themselves to the social media web is worth it in their opinion. "Worth" is subjective and relative to the individual's own goals, big and small.

People can get dumber by anything if applied through poor methods. Staring at a tree for a whole day could make you smarter if you found some good use out of that activity. Same with social media. You can benefit from the uses it has so you're more effective with what you do, or you can get stuck in meaningless online codes and fuss about why your picture didn't get enough likes. In the end, benefits is all that matters. It's really that simple.

Best way to deal with any sort of information is by deferring to your own rational judgment. "Common sense" some would call it, although I don't think it's so common anymore. If that's not good enough, find your own trustworthy sources.
 

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Science Behind Why Facebook Is Addictive - Business Insider
Addicted to Facebook: why we keep returning | Cornell Chronicle

Facebook has made itself addictive. It has incorporated as much of the little tricks also known to marketers, casino owners and freemium app developers to get people to browse Facebook every time they get bored until it has become a habit.

However, if you're never bored, you never have time to get lost in thought. To wonder about things we don't know. To reflect on your own life.

This isn't to say that Facebook is only bad, it can be used constructively, but there are better things to do when you get bored. Like posting on PerC, binge watching series, watching random YouTube videos until you get to the weird ones, etc.
 

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It's very upsutting how we can't live for ourselves anymore; I can't play games/sports with my friends anymore without constant smartphone interruptions, everywhere I go I see people taking pictures to share share share rather than just properly experience things themselves, and so forth and so on, we're all too familiar wit this already.

The 'problem' is that social media fuels the ratrace in which everything must go faster and faster - an overflow in useless information on which we collectively consume the lion's share of our mental capacity.

Social media, to me, is nothing more than broadcast platform for people to share their identic lives - and the show must go on every minute, after hour, after the day, after week, after month, after year. The brainwashed hamsters just keep the wheel spinning and spinning.

Now the good this is: just flee from it. You're free to do so, and the consequences of not participating are really not all that serious. By dwelling and complaining about it you automatically become a player in the game - it doesn't matter what side an obsessed soul is on, you've sold it.

Yes, it's a gigantic shame, and surpresses all kinds of human privileges such as artistic creativity, independent thinking, patience, quiet, proper use of sensing organs, optimal prefontal mind usage as a tool of man, intellect, spirituality, zen, independency, bond with nature and its organisms, thinking for ourselves, chasing goals, getting to know yourself, ... : LIFE.

But so be it. It's their loss. Unfortunately society WILL suffer from it - in the non-economical/capitalist sense ofcourse, but not from man's archaic essential's point of view - a liberated society in which ethics, morality and creativity rules - but that's the way it goes in a predominantly Extraveted/Sensing-oriented community.

At the end of the day it's time for the uninvolved to manifest the opportunities that the preservation of their free soul provide; it's down to yourself.
 

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lol this thread is so ironic to me...
why the hell do people feel the urge to post everything they do on the Internet!?!?!?!

Is it worth the time?
Do we learn anything, anything at all on these platforms?
How does our reflection towards others and ourselves change?
Does it help build arrogance and egoism in our world?
How do we sort out the fake information we gain from searching those platforms?
Do people get dumber by exploring these platforms?

...I know I'll post this on the internet!

i mean aren't you doing the same thing as the people you're talking about.. isn't the only difference what content you're posting. I mean whether you're discussing some philosophical, psychological thing in these forums or legitimately discussing how Kim Kardashian does her make up aren't you doing the same thing of trying to satisfy your desire to connect w/ people and share your ideas with people via the internet.
 

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...I know I'll post this on the internet!
There is a difference between critical reflecting upon social conduct, and sharing your a super special latte macchiato with your name on it - smiley face, smiley face, heart, heart (because we're pretending thàt's love now).
 

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I was wondering the other day, well many days, why do the majority of people feel the urge to post everything they do on the Internet. In the past ten years, alot of social media platforms went up and down, now we have a few viable ones left like Facebook, Twitter, Insta etc.. but

Is it worth the time?
Do we learn anything, anything at all on these platforms?
How does our reflection towards others and ourselves change?
Does it help build arrogance and egoism in our world?
How do we sort out the fake information we gain from searching those platforms?
Do people get dumber by exploring these platforms?
You're hunting sparrows with a cannon.

They like attention. End of story.

And not only on these platforms, also there is a whole -hate comment- thing going on for ages, where people hiding behind their pc's just flaming on people online, mostly on YouTube comments etc.

I have always wondered how these people really think, I can empathize with them but it feels so.. so empty in their heads.
That's just a form of venting.
 

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I mean whether you're discussing some philosophical, psychological thing in these forums or legitimately discussing how Kim Kardashian does her make up aren't you doing the same thing of trying to satisfy your desire to connect w/ people and share your ideas with people via the internet.
I knew that would resonate with you.
 

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My two-cents worth, in which I'll keep brief:

These platforms are highly enabling, in a quasi-addict kind of way, swelling on the vices of their users whilst enabling a decline into bigotry, corruption, and for some, utmost darkness. A narrowing funnel. Of course, I'm talking about the way these platforms translate individual preferences to subsequently show you more. Ultimately, a channeling of the mind...

Or, we could argue that these platforms are equipping the individual with greater knowledge on specific subjects or topics, and are therefore increasing highly subjective, subconscious specializations.

These are only a few quick thoughts on the many, many sides of this topic, of which I'm sure could be voraciously picked apart ;)
 
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