Author Topic: I can't handle social media anymore.  (Read 1759 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
I can't handle social media anymore.
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:45:32 AM »
Really nothing new here, I mean the anonymity of the internet is such a potent platform to spew the nastiest disparaging comments.

I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I know there's always going to be haters that's just the way it is, but I read so much of the garbage that people put up online and I'm sure they truly believe what they say, more than just trying to hurt someone. But you don't see this type of behavior actually in person with each other. I don't think the internet connects us at all.

I feel it's only going to get worse.
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:48:11 AM »
I feel it's only going to get worse.

Stay calm, and let youtube work on it :)
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline LBK

  • No Reporting Allowed
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,247
  • Holy Father Patrick, pray for us!
  • Faith: Orthodox
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 01:50:44 AM »
Really nothing new here, I mean the anonymity of the internet is such a potent platform to spew the nastiest disparaging comments.

I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I know there's always going to be haters that's just the way it is, but I read so much of the garbage that people put up online and I'm sure they truly believe what they say, more than just trying to hurt someone. But you don't see this type of behavior actually in person with each other. I don't think the internet connects us at all.

I feel it's only going to get worse.

Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.
No longer posting here. Anyone is welcome to PM me or email me at the address in my profile.

Offline lovesupreme

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,269
  • This is where I choose to tread
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 01:59:30 AM »
Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.

That's probably the best solution for anyone's health, but Achronos (who I always assume is a male) could just stay away from Facebook, Twitter, and the like. There are even scripts you can install that remove the comments section from YouTube. Very helpful for one's sanity. ;)

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 02:07:53 AM »
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline lovesupreme

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,269
  • This is where I choose to tread
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 02:14:50 AM »
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.

Not girls with physical conditions that prevent them from standing.

I implore you to reply with an even more pedantic rebuttal!

... this beats social media comments, right?
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 02:15:11 AM by lovesupreme »

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 02:18:40 AM »
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.

Not girls with physical conditions that prevent them from standing.

I implore you to reply with an even more pedantic rebuttal!

... this beats social media comments, right?

A righteous person would help them stand, if that is what they want. Let's not leave off helping those less fortunate than ourselves!
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline WeldeMikael

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 506
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 06:06:05 AM »
Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.

That's probably the best solution for anyone's health, but Achronos (who I always assume is a male) could just stay away from Facebook, Twitter, and the like. There are even scripts you can install that remove the comments section from YouTube. Very helpful for one's sanity. ;)

Thanks.  :D

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,476
  • Off to see the wizard!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 06:08:59 AM »
Forums are social media too. ;D
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline OrthoFaith

  • Formerly KMathai
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 08:36:19 AM »
I actually love the anonymity of the internet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ

Jason Alexander's character is me on oc.net hitting it up talking to all the female (or what I presume to be female) oc.net users.  :D

Offline Shlomlokh

  • 主哀れめよ!
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,319
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 08:38:52 AM »
Instead of airing your dirty laundry on fb or twitter, just keeping doing it here. That's what OC.nyet is for.

In Christ,
Andrew
"I will pour out my prayer unto the Lord, and to Him will I proclaim my grief; for with evils my soul is filled, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh, and like Jonah I will pray: From corruption raise me up, O God." -Ode VI, Irmos of the Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos

Offline Santagranddad

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,198
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 09:12:31 AM »
Afraid I'm one of those who find Facebook, etc., evil, judging by their nasty fruits. But my avoidance is of them is probably made easier by my age.

The only websites I frequent in terms of 'chat rooms', or whatever we call them, are Orthodox ones. Even there the rough and tumble is sometimes such I wonder the horses are not frightened.

Certainly I keep my business and my adventures, like exciting trips to the post office, to myself. See little point in telling burglars I'm out!  :o

Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,454
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 09:25:05 AM »
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2013, 09:50:51 AM »
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,455
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2013, 10:00:30 AM »
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.


Oy.  Vey.   ::)
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Partisan Pro-Chalcedonian Fanatic
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,123
  • St. John the Merciful
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2013, 10:04:59 AM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.
Not everything I type or have typed in the past is reflective of the teaching of the Orthodox Church, or may not reflect my contemporary views on a subject. (4/6/2015)

Glory to Jesus Christ!

قدوس لله قدوس القوي قدوس الذي لا يموت ارحمنا

Offline LBK

  • No Reporting Allowed
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,247
  • Holy Father Patrick, pray for us!
  • Faith: Orthodox
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2013, 10:11:45 AM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

You haven't been a member here long enough ....  ;)
No longer posting here. Anyone is welcome to PM me or email me at the address in my profile.

Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,207
  • Christ is risen!
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2013, 01:10:16 PM »
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Mor no longer posts on OCNet.  He follows threads, posts his responses daily, occasionally starts threads, and responds to private messages when and as he wants.  But he really isn't around anymore.


Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,207
  • Christ is risen!
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2013, 01:12:41 PM »
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.

I had to replace my old flip phone after over a decade of use and stubborn refusal to upgrade.  Now I have something more modern, but still no data plan.  Otherwise, this is basically me. 
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Mor no longer posts on OCNet.  He follows threads, posts his responses daily, occasionally starts threads, and responds to private messages when and as he wants.  But he really isn't around anymore.


Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,360
  • My borcht recipe is better than your borcht recipe
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to internets.
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013, 01:14:15 PM »

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2013, 01:30:29 PM »
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,454
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2013, 01:36:08 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,360
  • My borcht recipe is better than your borcht recipe
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to internets.
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2013, 01:48:36 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2013, 01:53:32 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,476
  • Off to see the wizard!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2013, 01:55:06 PM »
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,455
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2013, 01:59:54 PM »
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2013, 02:01:51 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,360
  • My borcht recipe is better than your borcht recipe
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to internets.
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2013, 02:02:05 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 02:02:39 PM by Alpo »

Online Cyrillic

  • Arbiter Elegantiarum
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,844
  • Cyrillico est edere orbem universum
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2013, 02:03:52 PM »
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.

True that.
"April is the cruellest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain."
-T.S. Eliot

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2013, 02:04:14 PM »
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.

I know little to nothing about "Twitter", but from what I've gleaned about it from what others have said, it reminds of this.  Totally yawn-worthy.
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,476
  • Off to see the wizard!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2013, 02:04:25 PM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline J Michael

  • Older than dirt; dumber than a box of rocks; colossally ignorant; a little crazy ;-)
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,468
  • Lord, have mercy! I live under a rock. Alleluia!
  • Faith: Catholic
  • Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Passaic
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2013, 02:05:12 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.

Sounds like martyrdom is a cinch then  ;D.
"May Thy Cross, O Lord, in which I seek refuge, be for me a bridge across the great river of fire.  May I pass along it to the habitation of life." ~St. Ephraim the Syrian

"Sometimes you're the windshield.  Sometimes you're the bug." ~ Mark Knopfler (?)

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2013, 02:06:21 PM »


Go big or go home, savvy? ;)

I find Vine somewhat more frustrating a concept that twitter, though the latter gets all the media attention.
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 11,455
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2013, 02:08:42 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
The best part about online martyrdom is that you can rez crazy fast.  I can get 3-4 martyrdoms in an hour if I work efficiently.
Quote from: Mor Ephrem
Why can't you just take your spiritual edification like a man? 

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,476
  • Off to see the wizard!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2013, 02:10:46 PM »
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
The best part about online martyrdom is that you can rez crazy fast.  I can get 3-4 martyrdoms in an hour if I work efficiently.

Free unlimited rez scrolls, too!
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline DeniseDenise

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,939
  • This place holds to nothing....
  • Faith: Does it matter?
  • Jurisdiction: Unverifiable, so irrelevant
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2013, 04:44:31 PM »
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?



Since Fox started a news channel?


Offline vamrat

  • Vamratoraptor
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,454
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2013, 04:54:16 PM »
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?

I kind of like it now that the NBC morning news program with Matt Lauer and more importantly Al Rocker, has gotten Carson Daly to do the social networking segment.  I know that when he comes on I need to turn the TV off and head out to work.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2013, 05:56:06 PM »
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.

I had to replace my old flip phone after over a decade of use and stubborn refusal to upgrade.  Now I have something more modern, but still no data plan.  Otherwise, this is basically me. 

 This is basically me as well.  I don't need or want a smart phone.  I'm still not sure what Twitter is.  I have a Facebook account mainly to keep up with kin all over Dixie.  BUT, I do love the internets!  Just yesterday I watched a Youtube documentary on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  Very interesting places.  Then I watched some how-tos on pruning my grape vines. 
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2013, 07:15:54 PM »
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying