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May 07, 2019 23:02:39

Social Media is Evil?

by @marlee | 200 words | 2💌

marilee

Total posts: 2💌
Total words: 407 (1 pages 📄)

Like money, social media is neutral. People these days are quick to say social media is terrible and bad for your health, but it wasn't always that way. When the internet was born, it was this beautiful sharing of "this is what the world looks like on my end". It was only a matter of time before the trolls figured out how to use it, and then came all the negativity. And then came all the business people wanting to monetize the time people spent using these platforms. But these apps themselves, are neutral. They can only enhance and bring out what's already there in the first place. The culture of "keeping up with the Joneses" has been present way before the internet. And pubs used to be the only place where people would come together to hear about the latest news, catch up with friends. Social media helped us with all of that, but on a grander scale. To start bringing people's health, before money, starts with people. Instagram is testing right now to remove the number of "likes" on their platform, and seeing how it affects the users mental health. It's definitely a step in the right direction.

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    @marlee Congratulations on your first post. You're welcome!!!

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 08, 2019 16:43:50
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      @seunoyebode Thank you!

      marilee avatar marilee | May 08, 2019 22:39:15
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    @marlee Congratulations on your first post! You are right it's easy to blame a neutral medium like the internet or social media for the world's troubles. The good far outweighs the bad in my opinion.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 08, 2019 07:41:38
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      @brandonwilson Thank you! Very true, I've seen too many good things happen on the internet.

      marilee avatar marilee | May 08, 2019 22:40:31
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    @marlee Welcome to 200wad!

    Twizzle avatar Twizzle | May 08, 2019 12:36:37
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      @twizzle Thanks!

      marilee avatar marilee | May 08, 2019 22:40:47
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    @marlee Welcome! :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 08, 2019 10:48:45
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      @basilesamel Thanks! I haven't had the chance to really look around. Not sure what else other things write about, or is allowed to write about

      marilee avatar marilee | May 08, 2019 22:39:01
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