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Dumbing down of humanity with youtube.

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

In an awful lot of ways, YouTube is like any other media organisation, in so far as the fact that you have to filter what you see there through a screen of logical analysis and critical thinking, in order to know if the information within each video is legitimate, accurate, or just flat propaganda.

Yes, it is user created (some of it), yes, much of it is independently created, but no, you cannot simply TRUST it, any more than you can trust someone selling you a cross trainer or a nutribullet.




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
I think the Internet in general is contributing. Too many people have the idea that because they carry it at their fingertips and can look something up, it makes them instantly smart. No, it only means you know how to Google.

You can't actually claim you know something until you have mastered and internalized the knowledge for yourself to the point where you 1.) don't need to look it up and 2.) actually understand what it means.


Ketsuko, I think that is one of the most redickalus posts I've ever seen you make. Youtube is nothing more than a message system. Just like books in a library. You choose what to review, how many sources you want to review, and then come to an "understanding" of the source's meaning. We can choose to read fantasy, comic books, science, medical or western fiction. Anyone putting down Youtube as a source of dumbing down must not have spent much time in the local library. Or else they don't spend much time on Youtube. I have learned so many factual things, DIY, how-to's etc. that My last ten years I have learned much more than the previous 20. Youtube is just one avenue to learn about the world around us, the people, places, lifestyles, that we were NEVER privy to before. There are just some things you can't find in a book or even an article.

OP, Steve Grove might disagree with you as well


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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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Yeah there is too much overemphasized nonsense. Ads and a lot of bull#...but I still use it.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

youtube gives you what you want

if you want crap - you get crap

i OTOH get stuff like this :



it is a tutorial on how to make a connector out of dynema cord - thats light weight for special applications

i watch loads of youtube tutorials - on a range of relevant topics

youtube is not ` dumbing me down ` - cos i ignore the utter bollox



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I saw a video of a bunny raping a cat.
Enlightenment is mine.


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Shark cat on the roomba kills me everytime!



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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You can learn anything on youtube, as a visual learner I'd say it's probably my go to option if I ever need some sort of instruction on something. Everyone knows half the # Alex Jones says and people like him are either blown out of proportion or just not true at all, that's because many of them have to make a video each day to maintain an audience. The i information you read here, see on youtube and read anywhere else needs to be filtered by yourself with intuition. When things hold true connections are drawn to other truths, which strengthens both/all the truths or your current opinions. Things that ring true have a completeness to them that you can feel



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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Thanks for the opportunity at a little selfpromotion for one of our youtube offerings....

www.youtube.com...

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posted on May, 25 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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For many youtube is big because they don't have to read and write. It also is much like bring TV to social media.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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YouTube can be incredibly useful, like using it to watch step by step guides on how to work on your car. I've done that with great success. Also used it to to push start a motorcycle for the first time when my battery died. I just pulled up my phone, watched a couple of videos and gave it a shot and made it home. Love youtube!
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posted on May, 25 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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YouTube can be incredibly useful for making money by those publishing BS videos that those with poor reasoning skills eat up as fact and proof of whatever out there theory they long to be proven real.



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 08:44 PM
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yes high schoolers have trouble reading and they can only use ipads so what do you expect?


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posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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Of course you are right and I am sure that any web service can't be considered as a real and total truth. We should be able to analyze everything and all the information which is given in the Internet is 90% lie



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