Social media, the big time waster of 2020. Facebook is a collection of stories that people make up about life events that never happened. FB, Instagram, and Twitter are platforms for posting ficticious renditions of a better life.
Look at me, I’m having wine with my wonderful wife at the beach!
Our teenager explained Tik Tok to me. In Tik Tok, adults film short videos of themselves acting out scenarios, lip-synching songs, telling jokes and dancing. This behavior, from adults of all ages.
It is sad. You feel embarrassed for them. With hundreds of channels on television and movies on demand, Tik Tok is what passes for entertainment these days. FYI: Tik Tok is another app that can be blocked through your wi-fi’s parental controls. Adults should block it just to save what shreds of dignity remain.
Tik Tok is a cry for attention. It’s needy people wanting the approval of strangers. They are not getting the hugs and affection they need at home. Something is missing in their lives.
Fitz enjoyed that more than the kids did.
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Yup….it is the phony, superficial curse of our society now…I know a lady in her early thirties, who I occasionally have pretty intense, open discussion of personal issues with—but not so much lately..she is now portraying her “awesomely perfect family life” on Instagram…but last year, she was telling me all about the cheating affair she was having!
Superficial. A word that describes it all so well. Three other words that come to mind are, narcissistic personality disorder.
Some “celebrities” are addicted to, well, celebrity.
I recall his recent “Ride in the back of a pick-up” promo’s for his moving to the Bull. 9-10 months is a lifetime in radio anymore. 😉
He better not have had a dog in the back of that pickup.
All anti-social media is a cry for attention. It’s needy people wanting the approval of strangers. They are not getting the hugs and affection they need at home. Something is missing in their lives.
I read an article this morning about the tik tok craze and they referred to the subscribers/followers as fans. That sort of thing can also manifest into worship.
These are average people performing on camera for attention (likes and clicks).
I don’t fully understand the reasons they record these videos or why there are so many people following/downloading these inane video clips, but it is a sickness (in my opinion).
I’d like to see a documentary on the topic of social media and the effect it has on society. Why are so many people falling for this trash?
The creators of the tik tok platform have monetized it. I imagine they are making lots of money from this feeding frenzy.
There is a method to the madness. Behind the tik tok craze is an algorithm, developed to feed users what they crave. This sounds scary to me, as does the phrase “social media influencers”.
“ByteDance has more than a dozen products, a number of which depend on A.I. recommendation engines. These platforms collect data that the company aggregates and uses to refine its algorithms, which the company then uses to refine its platforms; rinse, repeat. This feedback loop, called the “virtuous cycle of A.I.,” is what each TikTok user experiences in miniature. The company would not comment on the details of its recommendation algorithm, but ByteDance has touted its research into computer vision, a process that involves extracting and classifying visual information; on the Web site of its research lab, the company lists “short video recommendation system” among the applications of the computer-vision technology that it’s developing. Although TikTok’s algorithm likely relies in part, as other systems do, on user history and video-engagement patterns, the app seems remarkably attuned to a person’s unarticulated interests. Some social algorithms are like bossy waiters: they solicit your preferences and then recommend a menu. TikTok orders you dinner by watching you look at food.” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/30/how-tiktok-holds-our-attention
The Chinese government has been assembling what it calls the Social Credit System, a network of overlapping assessments of citizen trustworthiness, with opaque calculations that integrate information from public records and private databases. The government has also set benchmarks for progress in artificial-intelligence development at five-year intervals. Last year, Tianjin announced plans to put sixteen billion dollars toward A.I. funding; Shanghai announced a plan to raise fifteen billion. — New Yorker Magazine