So I'm curious on thoughts on social media. I think that some things are well trodden truisms by now, that things like Facebook are about the "look at me" mentality, people project an image of their life that is different to the reality - but I'd say actually that most people do this in life as much as they can, and project an image of themselves that they want others to see, and once you open that line of reasoning you get in to what is really the personality, and how can you truly know who someone is, my image of myself is one thing, another person sees something else and so on. I'm digressing… So back to social media… My own view is that I deleted my Facebook, and saved a lot of time that was going in to a void, I have Instagram but I barely use it and it's mainly because I like photography and I secondly thought of it as a social platform, Twitter I really have no use for. Social Media is constantly changing, and Facebook is falling out of fashion with the up and coming generation. I don't know how many, but I'm sure there are countless apps and marketing strategies that are all trying to utilize social media. There is no sustainability as things are constantly coming and going, so there is very little substance in the media ether.
So I'm curious about how you use it, thoughts on it, is it useful, how do you see things evolving? I feel that Facebooks on going privacy bs is a glimpse into how these things really operate, that behind the scenes they are being engineered to learn more about people, for marketing, information gathering and essentially for power and capitalism reasons.
I hope that this all makes sense. I occasionally have episodes of mild mania and am experiencing one right now and so I'm kind of on a faster speed right now. Anyway my point is to open the floor on this subject and to see where you are with it. I did a quick search and couldn't find anything which was surprising. Having said that it's a changing field, so old discussions may not be as relevant.