I posted to my social media about these two articles last Friday, and now I’m expanding on them for 2023.
I first blogged about social media having control over us in 2012. That’s eleven years ago, folks. And what has changed? On one hand, nothing. On the other, EVERY. FUCKING. THING!
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While social media has opened a whole new world for everyone, eleven years on, and sixteen years since I first joined in 2009, it has become worse. The worst it’s probably ever been.
Why? Because there are more sites, more trolls, more regulations, more companies buying and selling the sites, merging and converging, and then demanding money to keep ticks and fleas, and you name it, they’ve done it and are lumping it onto us. They’re also playgrounds for bully groups spewing toxic bullshit from both ends.
And while it’s still great to correspond with others from around the world, it still gets in the way of life.
“Life,” you ask. “What’s that?”
Every second person has a phone glued to their hand. You can’t sit in a waiting room without 3/4 of the room being on their phone, making comments, scrolling and rolling, telling people every little fucking detail about their life and what they’re doing.
I’m still on it for the sake of advertising and publicising my books and career. But I never needed to broadcast that I’m taking a shit or piss or picking my nose.
Social Media. Does it control you, or do you control it?
I control my social media. I’m not all over it 24/7 and take breaks from the internet. It’s nice, it’s relaxing, it’s invigorating and gives you time to come back with something good. Or maybe not at all.
But many years ago, people of social media became what was labelled as a keyboard warrior.
The term keyboard warrior it still used, as is troll. I’ve been called a troll because I called people out on their bullshit and even blogged about it.
As I mentioned in the post, “You get called a keyboard warrior if you leave a comment someone doesn’t like, hence you get labelled. Now the irony is that the people labelling you as a keyboard warrior are also on their keyboard replying to the messages left and rudely labelling everyone they come across.”
Nothing has changed in that regard in the sixteen years I’ve been online. People have their opinions; others will disagree and that’s perfectly fine. What’s not fine is the abuse people believe they’re entitled to hurl at you because you don’t agree with their agenda. Kinda like Americans who believe they can pull out their six shooter and kill you if you don’t agree with their agenda. Or if you gave their mother a cold burger. That poor Brooklyn NY Maccas worker. RIP.
Well, fuck you and fuck your agenda.
Am I a keyboard warrior? Sure, but then, so are you. All these years later, in 2023.