Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
It's fun to feel high and mighty, but ATS is just another Facebook. It has "stories," posted by members who each have their own "profile page,"
and who can friend each other.
For bonus points, we can even star and flag each other for popularity.
Facebook is what it is. Dozens of my "friends" posted about the Japanese quake within minutes of it happening. Some of my friends quickly organized
a rock n roll charity for earthquake relief. Out of 120 "friends" I only have one who ever posts mundane information about what he does when he gets
out of bed in the morning, and -- as he is a performance artist -- I am fairly certain he is doing it as part of an elaborate joke or gag.
Narcissism is rampant on the Internet. The biggest indicator is people who see the world through their own lens, and project that view onto everyone
else, assuming it to be universal.
I have to disagree about ATS
ATS is not narcissistic at all, in my opinion. Yes there are ways to rave or support member's posts or threads, but it's all in the name of
Facebook just wants to know who all agrees with them about personal, self-centered things.
A popularity contest mainly.
ATS is my virtual family because I actually get a high from learning and being in the company of like minded (or not so like-minded, but smart)
individuals. Debates here are going to at least be constructive , and you don't find yourself having to dumb things down so much....
Facebook, as an ATS'er once stated, is where you'd better keep conversation as simple as possible. You can't discuss anything dealing with news,
politics, aliens, or religion. Mostly because
and pardon me again,
it'll be over the majority's heads. They appear not to be too inclined to reading, watching CNN or the Science/History channel...... trust me, NO
ONE will 'like' your comments, even about the millions of Earth like planets found, FBI Roswell documents, or the Japan quake..
Speaking of Japan ( and Haiti, Chile, etc) quakes......
FB users tend to only post
"Thank GOD we were spared", and things like that, right before they post about the new burger they just tried at Burger King....which will receive