Well, along with Bookface, Twitter must be resistible, as I have resisted both since the start. James Corbett has come to a decision about his participation and offers some analysis on what Twitter is about.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:07 PM
Edited by PsyBearknot, 05 April 2018 - 01:08 PM.
Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:17 PM
All we have to do to defeat it is not join it.
Frankly I'd like to see everybody on the planet open 5 accounts on every one of these social media turds and fill their servers with this xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:39 PM
I did open a facebook account 5 years ago because of constant pressure from my partner to do so. I deleted it after one week. I have never had a desire to even look at twitter, and I guess instagram is pointless when you do not carry a phone.
Many consider me a dinosaur, I lived for years surgically attached to a blackberry for work. When i retired, I never wanted to see a phone again. What a different (better IMO) world it would be without cell phone addiction..................
Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:43 PM
I quit FB after neglecting it for some time. I did like interacting with my family on it and seeing their photos but...
I still like Instagram. I'm on there with a fake name, not really posting much but taking in some choice myco people and other positive stuff.
Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:18 PM
Yeah, I'm still on IG, fake name, no photos with my face, disposable email, etc.. Data mining me would only turn up things I would tell anyone anyway, I like graffiti, rick and morty, goth girls and wait for it... cats.
Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:34 AM
I've been social media clean for about a year (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), no cable, 'decorative' TV sits on a stand unplugged since we moved into this apt 9 months ago.
The distractions are not missed!
...then i found this place!
Edited by adrian118, 08 April 2018 - 12:36 AM.
Posted 27 May 2018 - 03:47 PM
Posted 27 May 2018 - 06:59 PM
This old man is a long term addict of all fukin 3!
It's turned into a luv - hate relationship.
I admin 5 groups on fukface and can't imagine detox and abandoning a couple of great causes in a couple of closed groups.
Everything posted in both videos is word!
WTF is an old fart to do?
I can't say at this point that I'll abandon my post anytime soon :(
Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:05 PM
He's describing the perfect Skinner Box, and used a classic but not-quite-perfect example of one to illustrate his point (the slot machine). It's operant conditioning 101, and just as insulting to the individual as subjecting them to Pavlovian conditioning (which is what the little notification/alert sounds do, causing us to drool for validation or whatever).
And I hope he used your picture in that TED talk (near the beginning) with your permission, Alder!
Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:18 PM
Never cared for twitter and don't use it. I do have a fb and i feel it will be a thing of the past soon. Don't have whatsapp or any of that either..
Posted 20 June 2018 - 07:27 AM
Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:55 AM
no twit account for me
have a fukface but only to humor partner and look at it every cpl months for 10 min ..it fucks up my craptop so i have to purge all the crap and restart it , EVIL
Edited by bezevo, 20 June 2018 - 10:56 AM.