posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:45 PM
reply to post by jimmiec
I have been writing a great deal over the past few years about the toxic psychological impact of media and technology on children, adolescents
and young adults, particularly as it regards turning them into faux celebrities—the equivalent of lead actors in their own fictionalized life
This part jumped out at me here. I think that a lot of that particular trend really ramped up when myspace blew up. People that had a kajillion
"friends" did act like they thought they were superstars.
Then along came places like stickam, a lot of young people became pseudo-porn stars at places like that.
Cameraphones came along, cheaper digital cameras and all kinds of craziness ensued. I am not sure that the craziness would not have happened without
cameraphones, but they became notorious for sure, which certainly doesn't help matters any. Example those kids that went around killing the homeless
people and videotaping it. Retarded places like...... I forget what it's called, but it has something to do with rap. Also places like comegetyousome
where people record and upload street fights, and jumpings.
I am still not sure though, wether any of it is really that much more rampant, or it is just more out there, and easily found, now that everyone and
their grandmother has their own video recording devices on them at all times.
At the same time, all of these things, I can name some positive things that came from them as well.