Social Media is becoming an unbearable world of non-sense.
I don’t care if it’s some nut head filling my feed with their loose weight now solutions, a new author who took bad advice and is blasting the “Buy my book” tweets 100 times in an hour, or if the President creates a new word: covfefe
Lately Social Media is just utter Crap.
There I said. But why…? I mean when you stop and think about it, what is the purpose of social media? To socialize with a virtual presence? To have fun? To make a difference?
I pretty much ignore everyone’s advice on social media strategies partly because I think most of them are crap and fail to touch on the most important thing: Just be yourself.
We live in a world right now where everyone has an Opinion, everyone has an idea, everyone wants and needs to be heard.
The problem is: Most don’t know jack crap about what they are talking about. As a result arguments are started and people get offended and / or bullied. Yes- the number one source of Fake News is people talking on Facebook.
I tend to (TRY) and stay away from most discussions on politics, social justice, and / or culture in general. But that’s me… I think it’s complete non-sense to try to change the world behind an A.I. social system.
But where do you fit…? Maybe you see things differently. Maybe you think this world needs more loud mouths acting like a bunch of clowns. That’s cool. Have at it. Maybe I’m in the minority and wrong. So be it… And yes I know there is a difference between standing for principles and being an utter jerk. So chill out before you get to hot.
You see, I once had a dream that their was a serial killer that had a group of seven people held hostage in a basement. Unfortunately only one of the seven could survive. How did he determine this- He gave them each an iphone equipped with all the best social media apps they needed and he said, “Go Troll.” Then he smiled, and said. “May the best troll win.”
Part of me wonders if that’s not somewhat true. After all- Would you type that comment, that tweet, if someone weren’t holding a gun to your head? The ironic thing is. Sometimes it’s our own worst half holding the gun, whispering- “You deserve to be heard.”
Hmmm. I don’t think it’s a question of if you deserve to be heard, but in the moment, while angry, or emotional- Do people really need to hear from you. Because to be honest: There isn’t much of a difference between trolling, and having an emotional overloaded social presence.
So the next time you’re online- Be something different: Be real, be you… Not the worst part of you.