everyone's calling for a surveillance state. that's impossible. shutting down social media isn't. dry up their money, end this nightmare
— Gravis: The Posts Lizard (@gravislizard) February 26, 2019
Yeah. Humans are probably not socially equipped for social media, especially most over-40s, who are the worst of all from what I’ve seen. Though it does seem to have deleterious effects on everyone who uses it, especially if it’s heavy use.
Humans do not have effective social contagion filters and are very desirous of social approval. This worked fine in small communities or bands, where it was necessary for survival. This tendency goes totally haywire in an environment of social media, especially for those who are not mentally resilient or are more extroverted.
If Facebook had never existed the world would be vastly better off.