Anti Social Media

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium.

The main reason I don’t like social media. What do you think? Do you agree with me or not?

I noticed a few years ago that on Facebook I was doing complicated calculations like:
Do I actually like this post? Yes/No
Do I want the person to know I like their post? Yes/No
Do I want other people to know I like this person’s post? Yes/No
Do I want to see more from this person?
Do I want Facebook to know that I like this?
etc. so what looks like a simple gesture actually involves complex calculations.

The thing that really drives me nuts, as you saw in this rant of a video is thinking about the reasons people post to social media. Of course we’re drawn to the dopamine spikes we get when our posts get likes and comments, this leads us to post more and more engaging content. This is just what the platforms want us to do but I argue it’s disadvantageous to our social lives and to our lives period. If you always have that process running in the background searching out the perfect photo or the right moment, how do you ever live in the moment?

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