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Social Media is making people crack

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posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

It still bothers me though that some of the biggest virtue signallers and self promoters seem to get a lot of positive attention.

It happens in other realms of “social media” as well. I see self promoters of different variations getting a lot of attention and stars on ATS.

Life seems to be one big popularity contest on or offline, and those who don’t play that game are the winners in my eyes.

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 03:38 PM
a reply to: Sheye

I feel like ATS is very different from Facebook/Instagram etc, because we are anonymous here
(or at least we think we are)

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 04:06 PM

originally posted by: Lab4Us
Personally, I don’t think it’s social media. After all, hundreds of thousands have accounts with no issue. My hypothesis is that it’s the “everybody gets a trophy” mentality. If you didn’t “like” my post, I didn’t get my trophy. Even here at ATS you’ll find posts from people whining about their posts lack of stars or how it’s unfair someone else got stars.

Full disclosure, ATS and a couple of other forums are the extent of my social media, so maybe I just don’t get the need to have folks “like” or “upvote” what I’ve written or pictures I’ve posted. Guess I’m just a slacker...

I have to agree. It does seem that if one keeps a healthy balance, social media can be a good thing. Unfortunately, many, including myself, find the addictive dopamine high can easily override their sense of balance.

Social media is addictive. I had my eyes opened by listening to the following video regarding how to deal with Millenials in the workplace. It is very motivational. It is 15 minute excerpt...but believe me...even if you are no longer nor in corporate environment...this guy's wisdom is unmistakably helpful for all in today's world.

I wish more will recognize that they need to have balance with social media and perhaps they would not 'crack'.

Edit add: a reply to: TheRedneck

Still catching up on the thread. Seen your post and want to make sure others go back a page and read it it, even if they already did!
edit on 11 26 2018 by CynConcepts because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:25 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

Hahaha, I wore bell-bottoms!

The 70s were one hell of a decade. I know because I woke up on January 1, 1980, rubbed my eyes, and they happened to lock on my closet. There hanging up was a lavender double-knit, bell-bottomed, polyester leisure suit, right next to the lime green double-knit, bell-bottomed, polyester leisure suit. And they were both in my size!


posted on Nov, 26 2018 @ 06:30 PM
a reply to: toysforadults

I blame that on the (lack of) public education... but yeah, you're right. It's hard enough moving out, much more so when you don't know how to live on your own.


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