// Patrick Louis

Social Networking

social animal

Hello fellow readers,
I’ve been away of the social networking scene for a year, after obvious wrong events such as Facebook entering the stock market.

This post is a reminder of those horrible, so called, online social networks.

Social networks make people look stupid!
On a personal level, I’ve been out for a year and I still feel the weird nausea arising when looking at people wasting their precious time on those networks; wandering, laughing at debilitated pictures, and all that in the disgusting hope it will make them popular or raise their status.

The fact is the opposite.

Low status individuals allocate more time and energy to social judgements than do more powerful individuals. (Keltner, Gruenfeld, & Anderson, 2003)

Social craving is a virus and Facebook and others are abusing it; They are enslaving their users. Those “users” are persuading themselves that this is important: That other random individuals will care about their daily habits.

The human animal is strange.

Last but not least, the chain tightens when you try to delete the account: Shockingly, Facebook displays pictures of friends that will, supposedly, miss you.
Damn! I see those friends almost every day! What sort of scam is this?

PS: I heard, from some people, that Facebook is becoming a professional network. Isn’t it laughable, IT WILL NEVER BE PROFESSIONAL; even LinkedIn is not professional.

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Update 2016-03-16: Facebook has grown like a tumor. It has invaded the internet. I’ve talked a bit about its effects in a more recent post. Unfortunately it has become the gameplay of many recruitment agencies and the people are moving their real life issues on their walls™. Now, if you write anything online you can be sued in real life for it!


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