Social media and personal circumstances

Autumn Rain

Well-known Member
I am still on Twitter only because I help to run a daily chat over there. If it wasn't for the chat I would come off it. I like some of the mental health related content on Twitter though.
 

Autumn Rain

Well-known Member
I've said this elsewhere on this site: AV Forums is the only social media I use.

It can get heated here, of course, but it's the Moderation that keeps a lid on things and weeds out trouble makers or people who just won't let it lie.

I don't always agree with what people say on here, but I do think it's important that they have a platform to say it and that they're equally respectful on opposing viewpoints.

I'm in my 50's and have never understood this desire to share details of your life with complete strangers every single day. I still don't really know why influencers exist, why they're so important and why they're paid so much, but maybe I'm just jealous that they earn in a day what I do in a month!

I think social media can bring the worst as well as the best out of people, as witnessed by @richp007's post above. The worst has to be the seemingly-endless racist abuse of famous people.

@netcurtainsfromDS - you can live without Facebook, Twitter et al easily enough. Even Digital Spy!
I hate the term influencer, it sounds so self-important to me.
 

Boo Radley75

Well-known Member
I hate the term influencer, it sounds so self-important to me.
Whenever I hear someone described as that, my first translation of that and my reaction, which immediately springs to mind is......

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thekilljoy

Active Member
I am surprised how many people are 'friends' with the teenage children - surely they want privacy from their parents. Or do all the kids just run 2 accounts?
 

Autumn Rain

Well-known Member
Whenever I hear someone described as that, my first translation of that and my reaction, which immediately springs to mind is......

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I always think of that obnoxious couple in the Hotel series of American Horror Story. I couldn't help but be glad when Kathy Bated killed them.
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
I always think of that obnoxious couple in the Hotel series of American Horror Story. I couldn't help but be glad when Kathy Bated killed them.
Have you seen Fyre ? (Sorry if I've asked that before ). Its quite funny watching a pack of influences thinking they're getting a luxury trip, and really not getting one
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
I can't say I have but it sounds quite entertaining.
Its a documentary on netflix. Its about a music festival that went horrendously wrong.
Nobody hurt, but its just a prime example of a perfect storm of everything going wrong.
People were paying thousands to stay in luxury, catered accommodation and got wet tents and dairylea sandwiches
 

Notorious PIG

Well-known Member
I mainly just use FB to have a nosy at the lives of people I actually know, and I don’t know people that are super weird or talk a lot of trash. If they are, they’re being ultra private about it and that’s fine.

I also use it for cooking/recipe/food groups, they’re mostly drama-free, though on one of my German food groups on time there was a big controversy about the geographic origin of Maggi seasoning and the placement of it within a grocery store. It got locked.

Actually my Mexican food group regularly throws up 1000-comment sized arguments, especially when a non-Latin person asks a question about a certain dish/ingredient. Honestly though I’m really only interested in the food, not the drama, so it is quite annoying sometimes.
 

Koeman2021

Well-known Member
Do your friends opinions on the covid situation make a difference to your friendship? People don't always have to have the same ideals and thoughts to maintain a friendship. I have friends into all sorts of hobbies that don't interest me, but doesn't effect why we are friends?

Maybe the isolation from all this hiding inside has altered your mental state slightly? I'd be hopeful things will be back to normal soon.
 

Boo Radley75

Well-known Member
Do your friends opinions on the covid situation make a difference to your friendship? People don't always have to have the same ideals and thoughts to maintain a friendship. I have friends into all sorts of hobbies that don't interest me, but doesn't effect why we are friends?

Maybe the isolation from all this hiding inside has altered your mental state slightly? I'd be hopeful things will be back to normal soon.
I took my wife's cousin off my Facebook because of that. She's always been into all sorts of stupid conspiracy theories but when I'm stuck inside, doing my best to help get this pandemic cleared up and feeling pretty fed up and she's spouting such stupid and reckless crap, nah, had enough of it! The scary thing is, she's a first response medic too! I remember a few years ago with the ebola thing and she was properly paranoid about that, stockpiling supplies and all sorts. Now we actually have got a pandemic, it's all fake and a lefty plot from Justin Trudeau (she's Canadian), for the commies to control the world, or something.

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Darth Felix

Active Member
Do your friends opinions on the covid situation make a difference to your friendship? People don't always have to have the same ideals and thoughts to maintain a friendship. I have friends into all sorts of hobbies that don't interest me, but doesn't effect why we are friends?

Maybe the isolation from all this hiding inside has altered your mental state slightly? I'd be hopeful things will be back to normal soon.

Not really though there are 2 work collegues that I (quietly) look at with a lot less respect these days.

They went full on Trumpian over the last year, getting fully on board with the “COVID is a Democrat hoax” “Masks are for sheep” “Vaccines are a plot by Bill Gates to control our mind”, ”Democrats stole the election“ and any Qanon crap you can imagine.

We don’t even live in the States but if you can think of any of the crazy conspiracy BS that went on, they got right into it. Obviously anyone who didn’t buy into their nonsense was “brainwashed sheeple being fooled by the MSM“ etc.... They became a parody of themselves towards the end.

Think they ended up getting banned from FB as I don’t get their madness popping up on my feed anymore.
 
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Reactionary

Active Member
Yeah, I pretty much just use Facebook as a tool to keep in touch with friends and family. When I do have a quick read through my wall, I just quickly scroll through all the nonsense and concentrate on the personal stories and photos. I don't know what it is about Facebook but it seems to turn people who in real life who are pretty normal, reasonably intelligent and balanced into raving, racist, conspiracy nut morons.
I agree!
 

VivaE

Active Member
Have you seen Fyre ? (Sorry if I've asked that before ). Its quite funny watching a pack of influences thinking they're getting a luxury trip, and really not getting one

I laughed long and hard and loud at Fyre. :D It so summed up the very grim, self-serving, greedy, brainless nature of so many influencers, and those unfortunates who hang on their every utterance.

A sobering lesson learned, you'd thing, but probably not since there's no cure for stupid.
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
I laughed long and hard and loud at Fyre. :D It so summed up the very grim, self-serving, greedy, brainless nature of so many influencers, and those unfortunates who hang on their every utterance.

A sobering lesson learned, you'd thing, but probably not since there's no cure for stupid.
It really was fantastic.
 

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