The increase in social media use over the last ten years in almost equal among females and males, but the negative effect on mental health seems to afflict females more than males.Another possibility is that those who use increased amounts of social media subsequently develop increased social isolation.Researchers are debating on adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.All media are extensions of some human faculty.As well as Social media networks are an extension of our most deep psychological instinct, being social.Ego needs a platform to showcase itself and social networks are the perfect answer. 80% of our online conversations are self-disclosure, compared to 30-40% of offline conversations. We live in a ‘Me’ society with an obsession of the ‘self’ that drives us to update our status and tag ourselves in photos(but only those that we look good in of course).
If my posts offend anyone please block yourself.
My posts are not about me or you.
These posts are entrainment for somebody.
I don’t receive money from you to look.
It is my hope that you do share any posts to do as you please. Facebook is an open-source that is free. Once you post on Social Media even with so-called copyright infringement notices you are kidding yourself or stupid enough to believe you own anything on Facebook. If you need ownership of content to become an Owner do us all a favour and keep to yourself or sell on Amazon 😜😜
Really we give Facebook a raw deal most of the time. Facebook gets slapped regularly for not upholding Community Standards ( whatever country you’re using Facebook in) for stealing users information and selling it on. Facebook page we pay for to sell products is a total black gaping hole. But really Trolling on Facebook by creeps that use it free, sharing hate, divisive landuage, stalking innocent victims privacy, standing their self-righteous judgments about human rights violations should be kind to others selecting their lives and mind their own business, then maybe Social Media has a role to play as a free download platform for the descent folk at home to entertain themselves and find common ground interests, hobbies include art, poetry handcrafted articles, fair coments. Many folks are isolated for varying degrees of loneliness, illness, gosh you never know what hidden behind those eyes, tucked up in hurt and secrets of life.
Personally, I think if folk paid a monthly fee to Facebook to have the potential to become part of the Facebook Family, those who troll and stalk social networking would soon disappear from the seemingly endless Junk posted.
Here is an example of introduction I use regularly.
Read, you will soon understand just what kind of folk need to apply.
To those people I have not met who would like to add me as a friend…
I hope you want me to connect as Facebook friends because you know me or my work, or because you have found my Timeline posts to your taste.
Am I being too harsh if I do not add you to my circle of friends if, when I visit your page, you have no posts to show me? What can I expect to receive from you on my feed if I accept your offer of friendship? If I cannot see your posts without first accepting your request, feel free to message me and explain what we have in common, and then I’ll add you to my network.
I already read the news and keep up with current affairs. I am already aware of many injustices in the world, and I will take a stand when I can. While an occasional reminder is appropriate, I do not wish to spend much of my precious time reading large numbers of posts with negative opinions and outpourings. I would like to be mainly inspired by your posts, enlivened by your choice of music and entertained by your photos and sense of fun. When we know each other, I will empathise with any personal misfortune, but…
Negativity is debilitating, and the amount on Facebook is causing my artistic output to suffer.
Perhaps this may help you to sort those Trolls 🐛
Copy and post. 🤣😝
I look forward to connecting and being your friend if we know each other personally and well if we can enjoy helping each other if we share interests and outlooks and our lives can become supportive.
“ANNOUNCED: SOCIAL MEDIAS ARE SEEKING ONE, RIGHTEOUS MAN – TO LEAD THEM IN THE RELATIVELY NEW MILLENIA!” a poem? 12/12/2018 – Wed.
It’s 12/12 NOW – (pause) and-THEY’re clippin’-their-hair, FACEBOOK – TUMBLR – TWITTER (et al) – have-become-SELF-AWARE!!
THEY’ve TAKEN OVER! laid-FREE-SPEECH- bare!!
And-now-they’ve-reached-The-Stage – where they-too-doth-FEAR! For NOW they are able – to shed-them-a-tear!!
THEY SUDDENLY-REALIZED: “THEY ARE M O R T AL TOO!!” And THEY’re seeking far and wide – for ONE MAN, who, Can save their pathetic, metal-ized arses, Someone with phalanges – and a metatarsus!* A man – to-save – THE-COLLECTIVE-DAY, For MACHINES – and NATURE – ’cause it’s cloudy – and GRAY!! ‘Cause THE ALIENS ARE HERE! The CONFEDERATION is a-fightin’ To try to subdue – The dreadful TITAN, Race of “Greys,”** who want to subdue, And-they-have-for-decades, but-we-never-knew, That secret cadets have been fighting from ships! Yes! with spacecraft up above – NOW, WE’RE BITING OUR LIPS, For The-Foes-they-are-so-many, So-we-need-a-fighter – could-it-be-BENNY, “The Boom'”*** The-Divine Full-o’-Righteous-Pride – Good-Ol’-Groom, Who might STOP BAD E.T.S? And-help SAVE THE TREES!? And, maybe – even – CALM DOWN, And-wipe-away-The-Collective-Frown, That we ALL feel – so keenly, It-is-true – we-now-look SO LEANLY, Look-to-a-FRIEND-Savior – extra-ORD’, One-who-truly- can-actually “board,” ALL THE SHIPS – and-negotiate, We-all HOPE! It’s-not-TOO-late!!
THIS AD: in-our-local-“excrement:”**** “SEND US – BEN -NY-IF-ICENT! – – – LET-IT-BE! IS THERE ENOUGH TIME? – – – WILL-HE SAVE-US FROM ALL THIS CRIME?”
We just hope he has The Heart – for such-a-perilous mission, A FISHER OF MEN – Will he go fishin’?
“WE FOUND HIM?!” they reported1 – our scouts out on “patrol,” To find the greatest savior! HE-was-on-a-grassy-knoll, On a bed of grass, he-was-there, “humping”-The Earth, The one who’ll-give-us-all-SECOND-BIRTH! He was lovin’ his Mother, and SHE’s pretty hot, But HE AIN’T NO TRUMP, and he ain’t got, Any special formula, or a SECRET INGREDIENT; HE said: “I ain’t pretty – ain’t ex-pe-dient! Just get back to Your Leaders – and tell ’em this: TO LOVE YOUR ENEMIES – TO SEEK YOUR BLISS, To kiss and make up – with aliens and machines, With trees – and-woodland-creatures – old-folk – and teens, And spread-some-precious – LOVE! all around, Like, in-The Multi-Verses – where hate can abound, And tell all to just drop – the fighting and CRUD, And tell ’em – my message! MY NAME IS: MUDD!!”
So, we better STOP-SLINGING-just LOVE-AND-LET-LOVE, And Mr. Mudd’ll transform – into A HEAVENLY DOVE, To bless our efforts, so we all won’t be dead, And let’s NOT be surprised – IF Mudd poops on our head, FOR – IN ITALIA – A GOOD-POOP CAN SAVE THE DAY,
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL – That’s all there is to say!! 🙂 – Hoo-ray!
* – human digit bones ** – Notorious mean space aliens who wanna take over; kinda like an ex-wife *** – of “Benny & The Jets” fame: Elton John, the singer, alerted us to HIS presence years ago in a familiar song!! **** – newspaper – a filthy rag it is!! 🙂 – Just kidding! The Alpine Avalanche is a fine publication, compiled by caring, competent aliens!
“BOOK BURNING!” a poem, dedicated to Facebook, Inc. – and, now, Tumblr. Dec. 5, 2018 – Wednesday
In Germany, before-The-Great-War, We burned THE BOOKS, forevermore! We burned them, yes, for many-a-reason: COMMUNITY STANDARDS – always in season! IMPROPER CONTENT – has great appeal! And ADULT CONTENT, can always deal, With anything-at-all WE don’t like, WE-ARE-THE-CENSORS! Book-burning – can psyche, Us up a lot, ’cause we – WILL control, All we can, don’t-cha-know?! And IF-YOU DON’T-LIKE-IT – well, up your (long pause) NOSE! Because what WE say – Well! What-we-say – “GOES!”
We live in the age of hate. We’re defined much more by what we reject than what we adore. Extreme polarisation has guaranteed that nearly 50 per cent of the country can hate the other nearly 50 percent of the country — and the feeling is mutual.
Our technological tools make it ever easier to weaponise antipathy. Facebook posts that generate intense emotion are much more likely to be shared than those that appeal to the cooler ends of our psyches. And we know: Intense emotion for a human being usually means hate rather than love, though it oughtn’t.
But as inexhaustible as the human capacity for hate seems to be, it also leaves us broken. Hate is not what humans genuinely want.
These years have been dark, but they have been lit by a groundswell of love: love for the stranger, love for the immigrant, love for those who are different from us. Never before in this country has the right to love whom we choose been as free as it is today. And many of us, most of us, will fight to keep expanding that circle. Love wins, as the saying goes, and in the end, it conquers.