Good afternoon everyone. I’m back and I hope you all had a great weekend. I went to a family dinner at Hibachi Grill this past Saturday and it turned out nice, despite the fact that at first I did not want to go. Afterwards, I was glad I went though. Cherish your family and true friends. Good friends and family are very rare now days.
Let’s get to the matter at hand now. Today I’m going to discuss social media and the things I do not like about it at all. I’ve been using social media since 2008 and I have come to realize that social media exposes how miserable the majority of people are today. Most people on social media are negative. Rarely do you find any fun, peaceful, and positive people on social media. A lot of folks are fake, just like in real life.
I’ll never understand people who take time out of their day to follow and “befriend” folks they claim they can’t stand. Because our economy as a whole is in the toilet, you got a lot of angry folks out here who have nothing but time on their hands. Not everyone who uses social media to be annoying trolls are children and teens either. No way. Most of them are indeed adults. LOL. They create fake accounts and profiles to harass people, usually celebrities, that they claim they hate. My question is, why do they do that?
If I’m not a fan of someone, I’m not going to waste my precious time following them on all of their social networks and running to all the blogs that discuss them just so I can comment negatively. LOL! Who does that? These social media trolls say that certain celebrities are miserable, but yet YOU are the one commenting negatively about this person all over the Internet, so who is really miserable? I just laugh at people like that. Clearly they have no lives.
I also hate how these social media app owners will upgrade these apps without giving their users the option to accept or decline the change. Ugh, I hate that. For instance, you remember recently when Twitter decided that it was time to dump the star and create the heart instead for liking tweets? People were heated. They were angry because overall people hate change. I had no problem with the star but I also don’t hate the heart either. Let’s not forget how YouTube decided that it was time to create Google plus and how it was FORCED on its users. SMH. Don’t get me wrong, Google plus is pretty cool, but YouTube was much more fun before this Google plus stuff. From 2011 on back, YouTube was just pure fun. Now it has become all about competition, as there are so many people now trying to build brands. Why do these social networks always take the fun out of everything?
The only social networks that I use are YouTube and Google, Twitter, Periscope and Instagram. Snapchat is absolutely pointless to me. If you have Periscope, why do you need Snapchat? Instagram is pretty cool, but I thought Facebook was for pictures as well? LOL. We have too many social networks as it is. Why do we need all these different ways to chat with the same people over and over again? LOL! No matter how many social networks they create, YouTube will always be my favorite though. You can find anything from the present and back in the day on there.
Don’t get me wrong, social media can be a lot of fun when used the right way and used with the right people. Overall, it has made folks lazy, fat, ignorant, and cowards. People type things on their keyboards that they would NEVER say to a person’s face and that always makes me laugh. You ever notice how trolls on social media talk so reckless about someone but then their accounts are private? LOL. They usually have no profile pic either, which means nine times out of ten they are busted.
The spammers are just as bad because they put up a bunch of crap that nobody ever reads. It’s like they sell you some fake dream that if you click on their website you can get rich overnight. LOL! The internet can truly be a crazy place! A lot of mainstream sites have shut down their comments section for good because so many miserable people comment and go too far when talking about people. CNN is one of those sites that have done that. People on CNN used to be very mean-spirited and racists when discussing politics and crime.
From this day forward, I realize that social media will probably always be with us now. It’s apart of our culture and it has given all kinds of stupidity a platform. However, I really do long for the days when we didn’t have people giving clapbacks and being fame whores all the time. I miss the days when email was the only way to chat with your friends online. Remember logging on to AOL back in the day and it telling you that you had mail? LOL. Those were the days. For the longest time, Myspace was the only social network and although I never used it, I wish that was the ONLY one created. I feel with less social networks, people will have more social skills and get back to the way things used to be.
Remember when going to public facilities and people used to actually read magazines and books or talk to each other instead of pulling out their cell phones? Oh how I miss those days. We as a society have just become enslaved by technology and social media. I doubt it will get better. The addiction will probably get worse as time passes. Elbert Einstein tried to warn us all and in the long run he was right!
So now that you know how I feel, tell me what do you hate most about social media and technology today? This is off topic, but how many of you guys will be watching that PBS documentary about the Black Panthers? If you are not aware of that, please check it out here!