Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Social Media or the Destruction of Social reality?

Most Social media, in my book is the death of reality.  It's meteoric rise has now allowed for  the populous of this world to  behave in ways, which in a normal social situations such as gatherings, pubs, meetings etc simply would not be allowed.

In such normal social situations, if we say something, or act in a way which is agreeable or disagreeable, we can almost instantly judge how others react to it, subtle changes in mood, atmospheric pressure, vocal sounds and body language are constantly giving us signals which in turn  allow us to correct something which is felt to be wrong.  Equally it can help to reinforce what is right.. it is a massively fantastic tried and tested system.

However, Social Media strips all that multi level sensory input  away, it allows for complete autonomy, with very little immediate consequence to a persons action. What i also find manifest is the use of time on different levels as a tool or weapon, for example, if a person, who is not very eloquent or capable of making simple constructive arguments in their daily life, will find that on Media, they can plan, plot, edit or rewrite what they want to say, in their own time  whereas in a real social situation, this can only be done to a degree.

Time also when used as a weapon the fully loaded gun of vindictiveness can be perfectly timed to get a huge impact. say, if a person wants to target someone, they can plan to fire the bullet at a time of choosing, often at times when they know their victim is offline. Then like a little incendiary fire, it can smoulder away, but by the time the target as seen it, read it and ingested it, it's too late, it has already been shared many times, posted- PM'd,  Re-tweeted  hash tagged, but what is worst is that no matter how a victim reacts they can never do it in a way that the social norm  would dictate. Social Media at it's best is OK, at it's worst it is a barbaric asylum, which is a paradise for the vindictive sociopathic  misanthropes to get off on,  as well as  any other type of hater you care to mention,  it is for Jeremy Kyle candidates, and people who think Judge Rinder is the face of Justice. It is for the people the Eugenicists were right about..

 Intelligent people talk to each other, raise constructive arguments and form real alliances.. therefore I will stick to reality with  friends and a coffee thanks, (apologies to the dim-witted  nothing personal) 

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