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 No.255428

I have never been a fan of social media websites. The entire premise of social media exists just to appeal to narcissists while they share so much private info about their lives to make tech companies billions of dollars in the process.
I especially hate the "newer" social media sites: TikTok, Instagram and also Twitter although it's been out since 2006.

I never understood TikTok. Seems like a dumbed down version of YouTube with significantly less functionality and usefulness.
The videos lack proper playback control and don't have an interface to forward or rewind vids. You can only watch in 1 direction from start to finish.
The max video length used to be 15 seconds, but now it's changed so videos can be up to 1 minute long.
Yet for some reason it is getting so popular. I guess it's because it appeals to the lowest common denominator: the ADD generation and attention whore zoomers that want to zip through everything quickly without taking the time to watch a long video or read a long post.

Same problem with Instagram. You just post photos of yourself and that's it. It's like Facebook Lite. The narcissists and attention whores felt like facebook has too much clutter and not enough emphasis on the photos of a certain individual.
Along comes Instagram. No focus on anything other than your stupid fucking face. "Hey everyone pay attention to me. Haha look at me in my yoga pants. Pay attention to my ass. I have a boyfriend/husband but I still need strangers online to focus on my body."

Similar situation with Twitter. With such a short character limit, users can only type out a few sentences before needing to make an entirely new tweet. Sad how people don't have the attention span to read a paragraph or more.
Instead they would rather type out low effort one liners. A single full post on wizchan would take 8 or more tweets to write out.
They think they are witty for copy and pasting the same remark a million times over or posting some dumb meme someone else made instead of being original.

Humanity is terrible. They've made this awful society and with it, websites that get progressively worse to cater to this scumbag species.

 No.255429

>while posting on a social media site

 No.255430

>>255429
>while posting on a social media site designed for virgins where posting pictures of yourself is forbidden
It's an entirely different ball park my friend.

 No.255431

honestly I have no idea how social media works, I never used anything but chans and some bbs forums like a decade ago, I don't know if I would hate it but I'm not interested in using it

 No.255439

do you hate sports as well?

 No.255440

I hate almost everything about humanity and am horrified knowing I am one of them

 No.255442

it killed the internet

 No.255443

>>255428
Social media is definitely harming society. People can now quantify "social approval" through a system of points. Humans seek validation, and in order to get validation they say things they think people will like that will reward them with these "points". This leads to an echo-chamber of mass conformity whereby people may not necessarily believe what they are saying, but they will repeat it for all the world to see so that they can be validated by their peers. In time, they will come to "half-believe" the absurd things they think they must say. Unfortunately, not only is this disastrous for the human race, it's also gamed by the businesses and organizations that own these systems. Organizations now reduce the visibility of opinions that they don't like in order to reduce the amount of social validation points a person will get, or increase visibility to reward that person. On the whole, people will be guided through a Skinner-box designed to condition them into accepting a certain political and philosophical ideology that is arbitrated by whatever happens to be the ruling class.

I believe that this is far worse than anything humanity has yet encountered. When kings(as an example) wished to control speech and thought, they had no method of not only being able to entirely silence a person, but also make them believe that every single one of his peers held some belief by hiding or silencing those that shared his belief. Today, that ruling class can make a person whose belief is shared by the vast majority feel as though he is some wacky outsider with insanely divergent beliefs, thereby making him fear to speak or act. Through the media and social media the ruling class can now arbitrate truth can control peer review respectively.

 No.255444

most people are having their first ever or second life as humans, look at them, most people are just being re-incarnated from dogs and herd cattle and shit

give these creatures networking technology and they completely lose their minds

 No.255446

I hate people, this world, and being alive. All I want is to ascend to oneness with Monad.

 No.255447

I was fine with social media as long as it didn't invade places I frequent. But then discord launched in 2015 and /pol/groids popularized politics in 2016 and everything went to shit. Now everybody is a part of at least 10 communities and is eager to invade more in order to win the biggest socialite normalfag contest. And before trump candidacy nobody cared about politics on the internet. But then /pol/ had to fuck everything up and now you have to be on team blue or team red, even if you're not in US. "What, you're not interested in politics? That's terrible! Because of people like you who don't vote and don't participate in this mindless game where only the elites decide the winner, the country/world has gone to shit. I'm a proud member of team blue/red and if you're not a dumbass you should be on my team."

 No.255465

tiktok is popular because kids. similar to how myspace got popular years ago

 No.255489

>>255428
I never used twitter, instagram, or snapchat or tiktok.

But what my interpretation of them is that they exist purely for the succubi to seek reassurance for simply being a hole.

 No.255498

>>255428
Instagram sucks the most. Only elite people(read:hot succubi and male chads) get all followers there and the rest just fawn over them. Oh, and the term ' Instagram influencers' has to be one of the cringiest in the last decade. Instagram also has given rise to so many Instathots who think they are special just because boys fawn over them.

The comments section there is honestly very bad. I also hate it because they have made their mobile website purposefully unusable to force people to use their app.

Twitter is slightly better, IMO. It doesn't make for good discussions due to the character limit (which they doubled some time before) but it's still okayish.

TikTok is full of cringey videos. In either case, it's getting banned in multiple countries.

 No.255499

>>255447
Are you a regular user of 4chan? How is the community there now compared to before?

 No.255500

>>255489
Snapchat is only popular in first world countries, right? Their founder also remarked some time ago that he doesn't want poor people using his app.

 No.255518

>>255447
Go back to 4chan normalgroid, you don't belong here.

 No.255833

>>255447
You accuse others of making everything about politics yet you were the first one who brings up the subject ITT.



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