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The World's Obsession with Facebook + The Big Conspiracy!

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Internet - The New Television



This video has some very interesting statistics about the amount of people who use Facebook.

Here are some excerpts;


As of 2011, there are 500,000,000 active facebook users. That is 1 in every 13 people on earth.
48% of 18 to 34 year olds check facebook right when they wake up



20 minutes of Facebook = 10,208,000 comments and 1,851,000 status updates.

Check out the video for lots more.

Although I socialise a decent bit I also use Facebook a LOT. Everyone I know uses Facebook and people are signing up all the time. It seems that Facebook is the kind of platform a lot of powerful people would want for the purpose of manipulation and information does it not?

This video has been posted before on ATS but is very relevant to this thread;


I believe that Facebook is becoming a serious problem in our society and is aiding in degrading and dehumanising our population. Television has been a great tool for hypnotising and indoctrinating nations for a long time. You go to school for hours a week and get indoctrinated. You come home and a lot of parents allow the television to raise their kids, this adds to the indoctrination.

But now the internet is the next big contender for the out of school time indoctrination. If TPTB can secure a strong foothold in the influence the internet has then they can carry on the propaganda and brainwashing that the television has been doing for so long.

T.V Programming aye?


We have been given our Bread and circuses as a distraction whilst TPTB implement the final steps of their plan. These riots are merely part of the plan as well, but that is another thread entirely.

edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)

edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Yeah, I also have Facebook and I have to say, I was suspicious from the beginning.

And then I did research.

And now I see no conspiracy, just a very serious agenda.

This research, took my two minutes on Youtube:



S+F



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by CapnCaveman
Yeah, I also have Facebook and I have to say, I was suspicious from the beginning.

And then I did research.

And now I see no conspiracy, just a very serious agenda.

This research, took my two minutes on Youtube:



S+F


Thanks for the video although I must say that he looks like he has been given a script and was losing grasp of it at a few points.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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I have a profile on facebook but I go there very rarely. I use "draugiem.lv" social network that is more popular than facebook in Latvia.

And also there I go just to check if there's some interesting new photos of my friends. Or letters if there's nothing to see I quickly log-out.

I made a map of Europe which shows in which countries facebook is the most popular social network and which it isn't, yesterday.





posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the link, starred.

I have uploaded the image to make it more accessible.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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The last few seconds of that video sent shivers down my spine. "Maybe it's for the Illuminati.", seriously? Nice sacred facebook geometry, I wonder what the implications of that symbol would produce...maybe social retardation and complacent behavior?

Other than that remark and Mark's sweating and worried facial expressions I'd say it was a pretty normal interview to say the least.

Slightly sarcastic and slightly worried here...



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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There definitely seems like there is something dodgy about that interview.
I get the same feeling I get when a journalist is interviewing a politician. The feeling of listening to a puppet.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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f. facebook !
this is the world we live in!
CIA goes around the globe and kills whoever they wish , facebook & others gather data for their damm f.. projects , etc...
who doesn't like this I think they should go live in a cave!



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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Yeah, it's actually very frightening. There is an amazing documentary, by the name of

"We Live In Public"

It is about one of the first social networkers in the 1980's. He made millions, but was a very awkward person. He would host giant parties, and then dress as "Lovey the Clown". He then later started an underground "social experiment" inwhich up to 2,000 people were locked in a large prison-like vault.

These people then, for a whole year, were all under full surveillance. Cameras pointed in every corner of every room, bathroom, even showers. And the biggest catch, was that they were given remote controls and a personal computer which they could literally flip through every single channel, and watch anyone.

Plenty of drugs, food, and good times for several months. It turned into Sodom and Gremora. But as these month's passed, the people began to turn into animals. He began to up the stakes, and assigned people to act as "guards". It very shortly turned into Orwell's 1984. Everyone began to abuse eachother, and their sense of privacy or dignity had been only a whisper of the past.

The documentary, is full of proof to what happens to people when you strip them of vital aspects such as: individuality, privacy, dignity, identity, and IMO vitamin D sunlight .




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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This sounds very interesting but do you have a link to back it up?
Second line.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Double post...
edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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But now the internet is the next big contender for the out of school time indoctrination. If TPTB can secure a strong foothold in the influence the internet has then they can carry on the propaganda and brainwashing that the television has been doing for so long.


I hope this is why the founders of Facebook have choose not to sell it for the billions they have been offered. Facebook is becoming a powerful collector of personal information. Lets all hope it's information doesn't end up in the wrong hands

I personaly enjoy the connectedness I have though Facebook with friends I would otherwise have no contact with, and the fact I can access it anytime from my phone. Too maintain some privicy I only allow my approved friends to see information about myself. There is too much snopping that can take place.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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wow i only use facebook for a game of poker now and then. but thats a real eye opener.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by IndieA



But now the internet is the next big contender for the out of school time indoctrination. If TPTB can secure a strong foothold in the influence the internet has then they can carry on the propaganda and brainwashing that the television has been doing for so long.


I hope this is why the founders of Facebook have choose not to sell it for the billions they have been offered. Facebook is becoming a powerful collector of personal information. Lets all hope it's information doesn't end up in the wrong hands

I personaly enjoy the connectedness I have though Facebook with friends I would otherwise have no contact with, and the fact I can access it anytime from my phone. Too maintain some privicy I only allow my approved friends to see information about myself. There is too much snopping that can take place.


Maybe some kind of lawsuit could be filed against Facebook with the offer to not press charges if they accept the deal?

*Takes tinfoil hat off*



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Any social network = Easily accessable encyclopedia of people.

ATS is the only thing close to networking that I am part of.
I don't have a need for facespace or mybook.
If you want to keep in touch with people that you lost over the years...
Then those networks are good.

But for me, I don't see the need to join in a popularity contest with people that I've lost touch with.
I don't see the need to post my life story online.
Just don't think its anywhere near important in life.
If I wanted to do those things, I'd use the telephone and call my friends.

Instead of finding another reason to stare at a cpu screen, I'd rather be outside.
I can't stand when people ask me why either.
It's like I don't follow the pack and in their eyes, that's horrendous.
Just don't see the reason.

Anyways, these networks are a great resource for anyone looking to find you.
Or vice versa.





posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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Facebook is a great tool for law enforcement. The only problem is that it catagoizes you according to who you know. If you know a criminal, you get on the criminal list.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Here is a source that claims Facebook was started by the CIA for the purpose of data mining.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Facebook could be a giant political force too. campaigers are using the web increasignly nowadays but with a user population that big they could saturate the country with any political propaganda they wanted to.



posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Although unable to view the video at this time, i agree with you regarding Facebook. To a large number of people, it's like crack. And according to this article, Social Media Creates Anxiety:


Jenkins shares how she would spend hours non-stop playing around on Facebook and recalls that, “afterward I felt completely numb, drained and devoid of all humanity.”

Doede says that students partaking in the fast share with him in their journals that, as they abstain from media, they see a decrease in anxiety, have more time, notice their shopping habits change, and lose weight, and their grade point average generally increases. Doede also says that, “Some get bored immediately because they were so addicted to such high levels of stimuli. They were constantly checking and updating sites that it had kept their lives in perpetual motion and, therefore, they don't call upon and develop their own internal resources for entertainment."


Just as TV, and media, in general, drain, pacify, and zombify us, so too the internet--social media--is placating us to the point where we are like drug addicts needing a fix. It's a good way to control people, keeping them locked into hot and cool media cycles and "drugged" up.

It's quit frightening how people are unable to properly function without their Facebook (or social media) "fix."

It is directly influencing and changing our lives and our societies, in both negative and positive ways. It seems that the negatives are exceeding the positives (IMO), creating mental problems when we are forced out the comfort zone of (social) media.

It's a new form a consciousness emerging tied directly to (social) media, as we must be careful with it....




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