Many of you may not be old enough to remember a time before Internet. I am sadly one of those old bastards that can remember what life was like before the dawn of the internet promising to write checks its ass couldn’t cash.
Brought about with it’s promises to simplify and make our lives easier. Promises and hopes of being more connected with friends and family.
Promises that were a load of shit. While I don’t know that I would necessarily want to go back to pre-internet and smart phone days, I can’t deny life was sweeter. And yes, it could just be my perception.
Social Media with it’s facade of everyone showing off their best life. Initially it to, was well intended and served a purpose. Now days, I don’t even know wtf FaceBook is. I see less and less posts from friends and family, and more main stream media crap. More and more ads. You searched for a birthday gift for a friend on Amazon or anywhere online…surprise surprise, ads for that very specific item or niche instantly appear on social media.
You can literally go nowhere these days without being bombarded by ads. They have some gas stations now that annoyingly play commercials/ads while you pump. Yes…that’s exactly what I want to see while I spend more of my money on overpriced petro.
I’m honestly surprised stores haven’t put mini tv’s on stall doors now, so when you go to the bathroom in their store, they bombard you with more ads. Or before you can use a self check out, you have to watch an ad. Before you can turn on your car to drive, please watch this ad. Before you can turn on any new appliances, watch this. Do this, watch this, buy this…consume, consume, consume….. Slavery is dead? You really think so?
Back to social media. I honestly do not know why I keep it up/open because no one in my life whom I care about like close friends or family even bother to keep in touch across social media. 9/10 comments on anything I post these days are from dumb ass co-workers or people from my past who like to chime in some smart ass contrary comments to oppose logic and common sense.
Probably the same people who would act like they couldn’t believe I un-alived myself, and how tore up about it they are. They’d sit there and pretend over social media like they genuinely cared and were friends. Not even the few friends and family I have left, care. It’s all FAKE ass shit.
So not only does my family not bother to ever text or call anymore, they don’t even bother to keep up with me over social. So I’m left wondering why I even bother with any of it. It’s become nothing more than a tool for scammers, identity thieves, criminals and 3rd party advertisers who buy and use my information against me.
And yet, I bet if I were to shut it down or tell everyone I’m shutting it down, they’d be like…”but why, how else will we stay in touch?” It’s called TEXTING AND OR PICKING UP A DAMN PHONE AND CALLING AND SAYING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ME?! But…that would be a lie. So let’s just keep pretending online so everyone in YOUR life doesn’t think you’re a POS and I’m a POS.
( All social media sucks. )