Facebook’s Other Critics: Its Viral Stars
it’s hard to feel entirely sympathetic for the people who built huge followings with videos like “Sweater Pill Hacks” and “Tinder Girl Gets High Off Fake Weed,”
I use Facebook more to broadcast my ego than interact with real humans. And I suspect that most of us are in a similar situation.
Sometimes I look at my phone and it disgusts me. It’s like cleaning up empties the next morning after a night of partying, or the revulsion you might feel about pornography still playing on your computer seconds after finishing the deed. Who was I being?
Secrets de croisières.
That the offers are so widespread suggests that there is a market for such arrangements
Informatif et drôle.
Because Apple was not transparent, it’s natural for people to suspect it of deliberately crippling their devices to get them to buy new ones.
Maybe you just want to feel productive
« vous surfez jusqu’à ce que vous trouviez la conclusion que vous attendiez »
You can change your alphanumeric password. Changing your face, on the other hand, is significantly more difficult.
L'art de faire semblant d'être naturel et spontané. #influenceur #instagram #plandid
Pourquoi se contenter d'acheter des faux fans en ligne?
Pourquoi se contenter d'acheter des fans en ligne quan
“Influencer” is the catch-all term, a descriptor that is either highly covetable or dripping with irony, depending on who you talk to.
The majority of their followers, likes, and comments are all paid for.
« Avant, je payais pour vendre du rêve. Maintenant, tu m’aides à maintenir la cadence presque gratuitement. »
as long as you’re tracking the reality of your behavior, there’s no way you’ll do it every day.
The big loser here is the listener. He’s increasingly having to dodge spammers and imposters to find his favorite artists, and then slogging through endless albums once he does.
The more you let engagement metrics drive editorial, the more your site will look like a Taboola widget.
Simply by existing, we’re all humiliating ourselves all the time.
" It’s not that I resent the woman at the gym who can’t go 10 minutes without checking her messages. I resent that I am becoming that person at the gym who can’t go 10 minutes without checking his messages. "
« Pourquoi maman n’avait pas réalisé qu’elle était avec un gratte poche avant de se reproduire? »
The average time that users spend on Facebook is nearing an hour. That’s more than any other leisure activity surveyed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the exception of watching television programs and movies (an average per day of 2.8 hours).
« The diet industry is built on the bank accounts of people who want there to be some "third way" that doesn't involve eating less or moving around more. »
We forget that what we have is more than what we need. Obscenely more
They know how your mind works better than you do
“People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.”
This is about how gurus abuse survivorship bias to sell you dreams while profiteering.
Our society is a hellish wasteland and I am dying inside.
In The Rules, women are advised to pretend they don’t like men that they’re actually interested in. They’re told to make him call her multiple times and to pretend to be unimpressed with him at all times.
... annoying statuses typically reek of one or more of these five motivations:
1) Image Crafting.
3) Attention Craving.
4) Jealousy Inducing.
Arrêter la boucle ludique, c'est magique pour retrouver sa productivité.
Combien de fois ai-je quitté une conversation sur les médias sociaux parce que, bon, voilà, je suis un « mascu », que si j’avance une hypothèse, je donne systématiquement dans le mansplaining.
Nothing leaves a mark. Today’s texts and images may look like real carvings – but in the end they are erasable, only a temporary blockage of all-invasive light.
Entre une vérité désagréable ou une agréable fausseté...
The internet, in the end, was not designed to give people the information they need. It gives people the information they want.
« Sur son site Internet, Sainte-Brigitte continue d'inviter les citoyens à s'y installer en se vantant d'être à 25 minutes du centre-ville de Québec.
Et quand ce n'est plus possible en 25 minutes, elle demande de nouvelles routes. Ainsi tourne la spirale infernale de l'étalement urbain, encouragée par l'élargissement des autoroutes et les troisièmes liens. »
We don’t take our other valuables with us when we travel—we leave the important stuff at home, or in a safe place. But Facebook and Google don’t give us similar control over our valuable data. With these online services, it’s all or nothing.
Les médias sociaux, armes de distraction massive...
The Chinese government had decided that the ability to distract was one of the most powerful features of social media.
If you want to reclaim time for things that matter, think beyond notifications. Consider the apps and websites that passively fragment your attention, even when they don’t actively steal your focus.
Une fausse nouvelle peut rapporter gros.