Social Media Is The Mind Killer

For Paul Atreides of “Dune” fame, it was fear that was the mind killer….but we have gone further…..and in my opinion is far more dangerous than simple fear.

I have never been a fan of what is called “social media”……I think it is the most mind numbing activity a human can delve into….me I use Twitter as a news feed with very little interaction other than a few friends…..social media is being used to feed the wild thoughts and hopes of insane morons and lazy d/bags…..and then there is the so-called “influencers”…..A social media influencer is someone who wields that influence through social media. The form of influence can vary and no two influencers are the same. The right influencer can reach your target audience, build trust, and drive engagement. They create original, engaging content.

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested Wednesday that social networks are “amplifiers for idiots” and that the U.S. government’s new antitrust lawsuit targeting the search engine giant is baseless.

Schmidt’s remarks came during an interview at a technology conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal just a day after the Justice Department announced the landmark case.

Social network platforms, said Schmidt, are deserving of regulatory scrutiny.

“The most obvious candidate for regulation are the excesses in the social-networking space,” said Schmidt.

“The concept of social networks, broadly speaking, as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people is not what we intended,” he said, adding, “Unless the industry gets its act together in a really clever way, there will be regulation.”

The former executive’s comments came amid growing questions about efforts social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter have made to promote or censor news stories and hate speech and to control misinformation.

(Common Dreams)

These so-called “influencers” are slowly destroying the system that took 200+ years of work….and they are NOT all that….some spread lies and conspiracies that have NO foot in reality.

I think that the rise of social media has plunged us into age of darkness……and propaganda…..as you might imagine I have given my thoughts of this as well….in essence social media is killing the mind and the processes needed for rational thought.

https://lobotero.com/2018/04/10/the-sins-of-social-media/

https://lobotero.com/2018/10/05/propaganda-and-social-media/

Yes I am an old fart….and this is basically my social networking scheme….

Be well….be safe……

“lego ergo scribo”

14 thoughts on “Social Media Is The Mind Killer

  1. Other than blogging, social media remains a mystery to me. I stumble through Twitter occasionally, but all the rest I find mystifying. I just don’t get how so many people, including my wife, can become so totally dependent on it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Social media is not new, just the delivery system:
    Ozymandias
    BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    DITTO! … “I think that the rise of social media has plunged us into age of darkness … and propaganda … as you might imagine I have given my thoughts of this as well … in essence social media is killing the mind and the processes needed for rational thought.”

  4. Unfortunately, even though I do use social media, I have to agree. I think social media also serves to divide and polarize us more, and stokes extremism and conflict. But it’s become so pervasive in our society now, how do you get it out?

      1. Really good question. I still maintain that, like anything else, social media is a tool which can be used in both positive and negative ways. Now if only we could keep it from getting poisoned by our corporatist system, like everything else does….

  5. With summarizing image you are not far away from reality, Chuq! Lol There was at least no invention, it a revival of the well known, but the worldwide connection makes this harmful for? Gosh – excuse – i can not find real harmful things in getting connected in several ways. Beside the well known old crime cases – there only could be fear within some “upper class people”, and politicans. Some of them had not informed their citizens about the reality, the truth. Social Media had made the world a bit more atheistic, and for me – and with a look on my country Germany (inside the “Old Europe” 😉 this is harmful for them, would telling the citizens the old fairytales. 😉 My honest opinion. Michael

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