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Okay, enough social media for now. One has to go…

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I’m thinking it has to be Facebook. I’m on pretty much every social media app: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube (is it social media?). And I think it’s getting too much. Facebook is giving me basically the same content as twitter and instagram, so I need double content!

Anyone else feel like they should ditch one or more social media apps?

     
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Fbook is for those who dont prefer cellphones chat for hours on watsapp
But personally dislike Fbook and ditched it
Most of the people travel around world and feel more happy to take selfie and post it on fbook than actual happiness of first hand experience, new breed of culture

     

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Sounds true! So what social media are you mostly using now?

     
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stockholmshockwaves - 10 November 2016 10:18 AM

Sounds true! So what social media are you mostly using now?

Logged in Fbook after 8 months to see Election meltdown otherwise abandoned

Watsapp for office pals and relatives mostly
Pininterest for Art and other images
Twitter to follow game devs
Youtube for lets plays,news and trailers etc

Extra rant;

I believe in MGS2 prophecy of connected world hampering social progress
Its a good selection for societal sanity but in reality its furthering human flaws and if you take into account toxic people on social media, hostile friends in politics or otherwise, youtube comments hatemachines, people envy of what others achieving on Fbook etc
Anonymity or not, its bringing extremes of people and propagating copycat culture eventually decreasing rate of evolution as human beings…all i see memes and shared stories of pat your back like minded hiveminds everywhere and hostility towards other views

Its not exclusive to politics as i said
In Lastguardian comments section , people are already having ueda fans vs haters arguments
Its everywhere

All the democracy and right to exercise freedom has resulted in conflict and people hurting each other verbally or otherwise

Tomokazu Fukushima and Suda were right

 

 

 

     

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nomadsoul - 10 November 2016 11:57 AM
stockholmshockwaves - 10 November 2016 10:18 AM

Sounds true! So what social media are you mostly using now?

Logged in Fbook after 8 months to see Election meltdown otherwise abandoned

Watsapp for office pals and relatives mostly
Pininterest for Art and other images
Twitter to follow game devs
Youtube for lets plays,news and trailers etc

 

Definitely need WhatsApp for most communication. I don’t actually use Twitter or Pinterest at all, but really big into Instagram and YouTube. think that one of these will die out? I mean… remember MySpace? Grin

     
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stockholmshockwaves - 11 November 2016 03:50 AM
nomadsoul - 10 November 2016 11:57 AM
stockholmshockwaves - 10 November 2016 10:18 AM

Sounds true! So what social media are you mostly using now?

Logged in Fbook after 8 months to see Election meltdown otherwise abandoned

Watsapp for office pals and relatives mostly
Pininterest for Art and other images
Twitter to follow game devs
Youtube for lets plays,news and trailers etc

 

Definitely need WhatsApp for most communication. I don’t actually use Twitter or Pinterest at all, but really big into Instagram and YouTube. think that one of these will die out? I mean… remember MySpace? Grin

I heard twitter having problems with revenues, Pininterest is cool stuff, pin all you want , it has huuuuuge database of all pics from internet mostly good esp if you pin interesting boards, so i have this huge Artwork and pics dump and basically my virtual
images database and dont afraid of losing my HD data.
In virtual space , things are so viral and watnot you never know which looses steam and wane out in matter of weeks

Instagram is good for showing off your personal life, but again you can do same on snapchat, watsapp locally or openly on fbook and twitter

     

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Social media was a mistake, it’s nothing but trash

Pinterest is cool

     
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My facebook activity has dwindled down heavily in the recent years, but I can’t delete it since it’s my only way of communication with 100s of people I have met around the world.

My social media usage is limited to Facebook and Instagram. Never used snapcht or twitter.

     
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I’m not a social media user.  I once joined Twitter to participate in a screenshot contest and haven’t used it since.  I prefer using forums that reflect my interests, like this one.  Otherwise, I send emails, use the phone, or even (gasp!) write letters.  Wink

     

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Though I don’t like FaceBook I need it to get updates about my friends’ lives. People don’t call each other anymore, which I think is a pity because messages on FB are almost never personal and mostly positive, for obvious reasons. The thing about FaceBook that I do like is that I can subscribe to the organisation that helps run my neighbourhood, for instance. They tell me about things that are happening here, like road repairs, burglaries, new policies concerning waste facilities and things going on in the community building down the road. That is just neat. I also have a subscription to a club that posts old pictures of the city I live in every week. Enschede used to be very beautiful until in the 1960s and ‘70s a dark spirit took over the city council and almost every beautiful building was demolished. Thanks to the pictures I can recreate the old city in my head.

Whatsapp is basically today’s Skype for me and many other people. You need it to be a person these days, unless you like to be a hermit.

That’s all the social media I can cope with. I’m not at all interested in trying out other stuff. I’m also on YouTube but only to be able to make a list of the stuff I want to watch (mostly documentaries). I don’t put movies on there myself.

     
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For me personally I am really into youtube. There are the annoying regulars who post on it (I’m looking at you pewdiepie), but I just get so much video game and real life news from it, and let’s plays like nomad. I watched a lot of election stuff on it, and I even watched South America world cup qualifiers last night. Also great source for watching music videos, like the old MTV. I hate facebook and instagram, and people posting pictures of:
A- Their duck faces
B- Their children
C- The food they are eating.

It’s a place for people to brag about their crappy lives rather than what’s real. True study: there is a link between browsing facebook and depression, because when a person browses facebook, they tend to compare their crappy life to everyone else’s “fantastic” adventures.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/04/08/new-study-links-facebook-to-depression-but-now-we-actually-understand-why/#1a32c4ba2e65

I do use it mainly to subscribe to video games pages and developers, and movies, to get the latest updates about them. As someone who grew up on Tintin, I love the tintin page for example. Also for some weird reason, some of my close friends forgot there is something called email and only message me on facebook, so I log in every now and then to check messages from them.

The most useless of them all is by far Vine. I would definitely choose that to go.

     

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Lady Kestrel - 11 November 2016 10:59 AM

or even (gasp!) write letters.  Wink

What are those? Grin

     

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@soccerdude

That study and the fact the net junkies have become attention seekers, and as Fukushima put it, virtual space has given every single entity a power to express,own and display free of cost. Once that attention high is peaked, it needs to refueled and behold a person is trapped in quicksand of modern day sickness.
Ironically co writer Kojima himself doesnt get break from posting same Food porn pics you talked about. Though you can pass him as celebrity marketing himself as Brand.

My job as analyst and Market researcher forces me to keep a tag on events and stuff.
So i am forced to feign socialite attitude on fbook to get PR on level
But luckily watsapp has toned down that a bit

Whatsapp is basically today’s Skype for me and many other people. You need it to be a person these days, unless you like to be a hermit.

Cost killer basically, call or msg anyone in seconds , record voice msg make vids,
all on wifi and thats why its banned in UAE, so that telecom companies can make profit

But there is a work around still it sucks, just like alternate media has killed News channels, watsapp is a threat to telecom revenues

     

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That’s what we have Net Neutrality for. I just read that Trump will kill that too.

     
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How many of you watch movies,TV shows in background while using phones?

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