#Susan: "Where is our individualism, free thinking"
man is a social creature. for this reason, for most people, being validated by our peers is vastly more important than being right. this facilitates proppaganda and demagoguery, which, as you know, is not a good thing
A study of the Classic Logic Fallacies is well worth while
Consumerism and euphoria of inflated pseudo-ego have existed in modern society way before the Facebook revolution. Not that I am defending Facebook but we have to acknowledge that not because Facebook tells we have to do this or that, we actually have to do this or that as if we were brainless entities.
Where is our individualism, free thinking and power to react and act according to our personal views?
Facebook is not a hypnotozer per-se, unless we let it be one. More and more I see a tendency of blaming someone or something else for what people can't deal with in their own lives.
Facebook can't suck your true identity unless you let it do it so. For soul searching, meditation is a good way to start.
I think this story would be best told by someone who essentially lives on facebook from their living on facebook perspective. Anything else would be invalidated to someone who lives on facebook (via @face.tio.us FACEshus). :))
The idea of persona vs. real person is something celebrities have always had to cope with. It's been a source of pain and problems for many of them. FB brings that struggle with vanity and addictive self-consciousness into the mainstream.
This blog eloquently describes this unhealthy situation and wisely counsels us to abandon the FB ship.
An excellent insight into to the modern teenage brain, its truly scary what started out as a platform for teens to socialise on the internet has quickly turned into a black hole sucking in our true identity and selling it to the marketeers.Despite the good that it has brought (for example the Egyptian revolution) Facebook was never intented to encourage soul searching, it feeds on consumerism and belches out euphoria of inflated pseudo ego.
Facebook's Graph Search may face some profound challenges and risks, first, because Facebook users haven't been thinking of their posts as product reviews; and second, because Facebook will now have to contend with the social-network equivalent of SEO "gaming" of results.
A recent release of the popular TweetDeck app for Twitter power-users gives new life to software that had previously taken a wrong turn. Here's a quick walk-through of the new TweetDeck, to show you why it should be at the top of your Twitter toolkit.
Michael Brutsch, a.k.a. Reddit's Violentacrez, is a creep who posted borderline kiddie porn to the Internet anonymously, and got fired when outed by a media outlet. It's a cautionary tale even for people who aren't jerks and predators.
Facebook has more than 5 million deceased members and policies for how to handle their accounts. But, one problem: After people pass away, it's too late for them to decide whether they want their social media accounts preserved, "memorialized," or deleted.
Linux Journal recently released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. As an Ubuntu convert in recent years, I was glad to see Ubuntu took the top spot for "Best Linux Distribution" (at 16 percent, edging out Debian, which took 14.1 percent).
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