A Contrarian View of Social Media

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A Contrarian View of Social Media

  1. 1. A Contrarian View of Social MediaORIs Social Media Destroying Everything Good about the World (What Little There was To Begin With)<br />Jarred Cinman<br />Chief Inventor<br />
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  3. 3. Why does Social Media Work?<br />Web 2.eg0<br />Highly Distractive<br />Fake Sense of Purpose & Power<br />The Ultimate Opiate of the Masses (they may hate some brands, but at least they’re talking about BRANDS)<br />Playground for the Worst Aspects of Human Nature (greed, power, lust, revenge and sheep mentality)<br />
  4. 4. Jaron Lanier, You are Not a Gadget<br />
  5. 5. The tyranny of the crowd<br />Twitter Followers: 5,687,884<br />IQ: 73 (estimated)<br />
  6. 6. vs<br />The difference is power to influence<br />
  7. 7. The death of quality<br />
  8. 8. As at the end of October, Demand Studios had created more than one million original pieces of content, both text articles and videos. There are more than 6,000 active Demand Studios freelance creators - including writers, filmmakers, title proofers, copy editors. <br />
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  10. 10. The platform for racism, sexism and fundamentalism<br />
  11. 11. “Do you guys not realise that our esteemed commie Govt and corrupt officials can lie and do whatever we want and get away with it.”<br />“Nothing could be more graphically representative of useless but well-connected ANC blacks than one Jacob Maroga. He truly caricatures the epitome of the most under-qualified yet highly placed USELESS Alabama Porch Monkey, siphoning cash off for hisown gratuitous consumption, while destroying commercial value by his mere presence in the job”<br />“Is the author (Michael Waddacor) who recently dissed capitalism and wanted more socialism/communism and who is now dissing socialism/communism and wants more capitalism. Bwa ha ha ha!!!”<br />“I TOLLED yew already, that yew get NOTHING for yaw taxes! This month alone, The Munch has "donated" over R130,000 in taxes to our glorious government, but Munch expects nothing in return! They are buying CARS with yaw munney” – Munch<br />“I sympathise DB. I'm no fan of the wANCers” – ‘Pockets of Competence’<br />Source: Moneyweb<br />
  12. 12. “[….] A prez with Grade 5? The HIGHEST tax rate per individual in the world with more taxes planned? ABout to silence the only media not under their control - the print media? A corrupt polceforce?When you steal from Peter to pay Paul, you will always have the suppoort of Paul.”<br /> <br />“Blacks can run a country, but he has to run it without the influence, of corrupt Zionist. South Africa is still rich, but the wealth is not distributed. The wealth comes to the UK and sold by Rothschilds who rob and rip off the people so they can't develope, you can't dance with the devil and expect progress. And the corrupt Blacks in Africa need to be weeded out, so JUSTICE and proggress can be accomplished.”<br />“I agree black people can't run a country. When the Afrikaners ran South Africa it was the richest and most industrialised country on the African continent.”<br />Source: A single video on YouTube<br />
  13. 13. The alienation of having fake friends<br />
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  16. 16. Dunbar’s Number = 150<br />
  17. 17. The misery of the masses<br />
  18. 18. Source: Moneyweb<br />
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  20. 20. The rate of increase of depression among children is an astounding 23% p.a<br />15% of the population of most developed countries suffers severe depression<br />Depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease by 2020 -- and studies show depression is a contributory factor to fatal coronary disease<br />
  21. 21. The end of originality<br />
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  23. 23. The democritisation of culture…<br />
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  25. 25. Some Conclusions<br />Sameness has never before been so “built in” to the social context<br />Radicalism is punished by people and search engines<br />

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