I recently had an ongoing Email exchange with Anton Barbeau where we talked about what being on Facebook does to you. One of his comments "... the red "like" of FB etc does take something away. Not just time, but focus and clear-thinking." (Yes he struggles to get away from the vicious circle) I'm totally sure (and other *official* investigations proved that) being on FB dominates your way of communication - and communication is living. Being on FB and being a vivid member of EC the way you want it is kind of opposing. With every *I like* click a whole *communication* is done on FB. On Electronic Cottage one needs to think, research, work, act, react, reconsider, etc etc etc. All this is very unwanted in *Social Media* land.
43 of 55 EC Community members being on Facebook is the majority. It's a miracle EC works at all.
I'm spreading the following with every mail:
>> Social Media 2019
After recent events ... Social Media became the driving force on planet earth for Death, Destruction, Hate, Lies, Racism, Fascism, Homophobia and many more society corroding effects.
All this is based on a system that works with addiction of the individual partaker.
Addiction caused by structures, that use the longing of the human psyche. For example, "Likes" in Facebook use the longing of the humans for appreciation. After a while the call of the "Likes" becomes your heroin.
The only argument pro Social Media I often hear is "I can keep in touch with my loved ones". There are so many ways on the modern internet to keep in touch, without feeding a system that a pro life person simply can't like to support.
Every move within the Social Media structure, every message, every smiley, every click supports a system that became the driving force on Planet Earth for Death, Destruction, Hate, Lies, Racism, Fascism, Homophobia and many more society corroding effects...makes it stronger, tighter.
I imagine a world where all these people would work on small personal networks, where are (all ) these people keep in touch with their loved ones. Systems where you really only are in touch with the selected loved ones you choose.
I really wonder how much all the already obvious disastrous effects of Social Media have to increase before people will even start to learn.
I'm not spreading Social Media links via my network.