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by Whippy
Rabbit's Circle
Not Good Enough
Social media, the many tentacled beast that drags you under the icy waters, unable to break free of it's grip as it absorbs the rest of your life force, only letting go when your body has turned into lifeless husk....

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cub 163,194, monster 16,181, tentacles 14,022, horror 3,053, spooky 1,434, scary 1,385, nightmare 1,241, underware 83, social media 39
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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 5 months ago
Rating: General

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TheAtomicDog
5 months ago
Some time ago a friend had a bad dream where they saw the internet as a giant tentacled monster made of wires and computer parts, looming in the sky over a destroyed landscape, where the beautiful things hid themselves in the wreckage.

So.

Yeah.
HellDoradoLion
5 months ago
wow thats cool..... also

"giant squid astern sir!"
TheAtomicDog
5 months ago
giant squid astern sir!"

"Why do I hear boss music..?"
Whippy
5 months ago
Wow....that's pretty epic. Kind of reminds me of the mind flayer from Stranger Things.
QuestionMark
2 months, 1 week ago
alistair
5 months ago
Social Media; we should all take a page from the 80s and 90s, and Just Say No.  It's an addictive habit like any other, with a constant dopamine hit even when it's making you feel like shit.  It's the second coming of television, but with the on-demand hit of a refresh instead of the once-or-twice-an-hour hit of TV channel surfing, coupled with stimulation of the social circuitry in our brains.  Dangerous stuff.
Whippy
5 months ago
When you put it that way it sounds worse than cocaine or heroine.  The social component is the worst part because they fundamentally changed the basic way that people interact with each other. Email was one thing that taught patience, but not everyone's definition of "instant" is the same in instant messaging.
alistair
5 months ago
It's much worse, because at least a meth or opioid addict mostly only negatively affects the people in their immediate vicinity.  Social media functions as the largest social amplifier humanity has ever known; it centralizes our collective nervous systems then screams the most pathological horrors it can at the corralled psyches.

Discordian-types like myself tend to find amusement in the human chaos, but it does a hell of a number on folks who need a strong sense of order to stay stable.  Social media presents an orderly veneer, but sucker-punches with raw, chaotic humanity.
Whippy
5 months ago
" It's much worse, because at least a meth or opioid addict mostly only negatively affects the people in their immediate vicinity.

I've seen what meth does to people, according to this a lot of it's permanent. Social media can be ignored if people choose to do so. I don't think drugs are a very good comparison, although it can be used to make it look as grave and dire. Ultimately it's what people choose to do, but unfortunately, people often do what their friends, family, or neighbors do because it's a guide of sorts. Social media could be a source of mental health if the people behind it were mentally healthy themselves.  Seems to be pretty rare though.
MichaelJBear
5 months ago
Yep ... this picture really resume what social media can be if you dont control yourself or if you let the ''monster'' control you ... it really sucks your brain out in all the sense of the word ...

BTW ... I thought you've made a picture representing the covid19 at the first place ... looks nasty
vkroo
5 months ago
Ah, social media.

The technology that shows us the best of our species, and the worst of our soul.  The most intelligent of our thoughts and ideas, and the most idiotic of our stupidity and mentality.  The most commendable actions and giving, and most deplorable conduct imaginable.

It amplifies humanity; bringing people together, while setting them apart at the same time.  There are benefits, at the price of dealing with a bunch of bullshit crap, and giving up your privacy to companies who take your personal data and sell it for profit, without your fully informed consent.

I signed off most of it years ago.  The price is too high.  I have only a few somewhat anonymous accounts, on YouTube and several niche art sites.  It's enough to stay connected to my most cherished loved ones and friends, acquaintances, online buddies, and people of interest.

For my family and friends, I connect with old tech, a phone call, text, email, and yes even handwritten letters.  It works quite well without the privacy sacrificing, mind-numbing, mood changing drivel of social media.
Streifirabbit
4 months, 4 weeks ago
Sometimes I call it asocial media. Because that's what it's mostly used for. People try to appear as different persons than they are in real life, the hosts of those platforms siphon personal data to sell them to spam you with targeted adds and, as usual, rumors and superficial knowledge spreads faster than facts, and despite having a whole web filled with certified information sources at ones fingertips, nobody takes time anymore to look up information or check facts, in order to spread anything that just "feels good" spreading, being it drama or sensationalism. Media competency is also on an all time low for most users, so while social media works well in theory, it fails to work well with human nature in practice.

But in the end, if you don't have a facebook account and don't intend to get one, you are an outsider to some. And if you use telegram or threema or signal instead of whatsapp, you are an overly paranoid security-nut. Been there, heard that, still stick to my decisions.
IronLion
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Social media has become rather toxic these days, or at least more than usual. Makes me just wanna stick to DMs and hardly touching Twitter for anything else. . .
QuestionMark
2 months, 1 week ago
If it seems like social media ruins peoples lives, its bc its by design. Facebook, for example, was called "lifelog" when the CIA was still planning it out.
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