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  • Apocalypse
    Apocalypse

    I watched your video, and now my teacher is having me watch the social dilemma, and the first thing I thought of was you video

  • Jillian McGauley
    Jillian McGauley

    I really do love this video essay style video. I love both styles, but this really ignites some Alex Meyers nostalgia

  • Ans :
    Ans :

    i am so tired of old 50 year olds saying all technology is bad like i am sorry but things change the world changes and not having access to the interent will isolate you from the whole world with that being said of course their should be restrictions but all I am saying is it has opened my eyes to a whole other world

  • Nasya T
    Nasya T

    Met my fiancé in an online forum, so the positive impacts hit hard

  • ennui blue
    ennui blue

    We Live in Public was kind of similar

  • Sophia Capraro
    Sophia Capraro

    Wow this is a whole show run by Karens

  • Invox
    Invox

    The problem with "social media" is not new technology (we had those thing before) the thing it REALLY delivered were: 1- Social interaction to people who are to young to learn proper social interaction. 2- Annonimity. 3- Uncountability. I have youg children in my family and I do let them use smartphones, which they usually do JUST to play videogames mind you. BUT I do not let them visit LV-home, acompanied by an adult. But they never even asked for a Facebook or Instagram account! To be honest, none of their friends have those things or even "need" them, I guess. This young generation was so bombarded by "media" in general, that (at least in my city/country/small experience) doesn't really care much for it... Which is a good thing. Now videogames, that's a whole other thing... Damn Fortnite! 😅

  • Cc Cc
    Cc Cc

    It’s ironic that this is on Netflix

  • Kinglink Reviews
    Kinglink Reviews

    Second time watching this video and it pisses me off to no end when he says "If you're in different cities your going to see different results if you type in climate change is." That's now how it works. Different USERS or even different ACCOUNTS get different results. Your location has a minimal value. If that's the level of understanding of the system.... I worry about the rest of the information. Also I doubt most people know the full depth of these systems... so I would question how much actual knowledge these guys have.

  • Ratboy2004
    Ratboy2004

    You're actually deflecting. Get help. The alternative is no phones.

  • Simple Simply
    Simple Simply

    Alex: *rants on for 11 mins* The Point: ---____---

  • Don Rodriguez
    Don Rodriguez

    Dang, Alex, that transition into today's sponsor was ✨C L E A N ✨

  • chocolate cream
    chocolate cream

    I definitely lost interest on Instagram and basic social platforms except for discord, LV-home and online games. But I do feel myself being more pulled into the things that I do focus on while using technology, mostly my phone. I can’t put it down until I feel like it’s in my way. And I often pick it up and put it down multiple times in a short period of time. Like my brain is trying to get away from it.

  • lauraafjs
    lauraafjs

    I fully AGREE that the 90s "Generation" IS the best and I have a fully formed argument to prove why.😂 But that's another story. I LOVE your view on this film. I completely AGREE. People also need to take more responsibility for their own actions. If people didn't put out all the negativity on these platforms, then it wouldn't be negative thrown back.

  • I am AZm
    I am AZm

    It's the oldest story, SOCIAL MEDIA or INTERNET is not evil, people are. Blaming it for what's happening in society is foolish.

  • RevolveTNT
    RevolveTNT

    I think this documentary didn’t scratch the full points like what about people who made friends and relationships like I would’ve never found out about Minecraft if it wasn’t for LV-home and reddit

  • Damini Shah
    Damini Shah

    I've been on and off on social media (especially Instagram) since 3 years now and I can say with no doubt that it makes a huge difference on my mental health. Everyone tries to put their best versions out there (including myself) and I was at the peak where everything seemed so fake that I couldn't take it anymore. For so long I felt like there was something wrong with me but this documentary made me realize that I'm just a human and there is valid reason behind it. And I assume we've all seen people with thousands of 'reel friends' and 'zero real friends'. I think he is just trying to deny it because he rely on 'social media' for his living.

  • sean._.
    sean._.

    Me watching this while doing online school

  • Judah Austin
    Judah Austin

    If we delete soicial media then influencer don't get paid

  • Carla Ferraccini
    Carla Ferraccini

    Here a comment to feed the algorithm

  • Daniel Kolbin
    Daniel Kolbin

    No, Social Networking IS dangerous. We were better off without the internet. That's a fact. no, i have virtual school so yea

  • Asif Ihtemadul Haque
    Asif Ihtemadul Haque

    In my view, the film was about mentioning the issues logistically and reverberating them. We didn't watch it to see the glories of social media as we already know how it is helping people. So there's no use wasting time on that. They also didn't go after the tech companies or the people behind them. They blamed the business model which the companies all are after. It's evident that we are reluctant to hear others' opinions because of social media. They want to rectify the system,not shut it down. You presented them as hypocrites. You just undermined their message by doing so. Who else could have been brought to make you more aware of the system other than the people who built it? I use social media as minimal as i possibly can right now. But still i get stressed out, get headaches after using it for 15 minutes(except for YT) Now i will be trying harder to control myself so that it will always be MY CHOICE to use it.

  • SamuraiC
    SamuraiC

    The one thing the movie didn’t answer was “why should we care?” Apart from the mental health part that’s an issue that needs to be fixed

  • Ro
    Ro

    I got an apple ad on this

  • ReBeL
    ReBeL

    I’d be able to live without social media but insta let’s me call my mate and show him memes, other than memes nothing else appeals to me on Instagram

  • Artixell Animations
    Artixell Animations

    You can't blame social media for our problems. Take protests for example. People are saying that protests now are caused by social media, but actually social media is just taking the protest that is already happening, and showing it to more people. It's not like protesting is a new things as a result of social media. They protested with the civil rights movement, they protested during the vietnam war, the boston tea party was a protest! Yes, more people may know about/be getting involved in protests because of social media but protests are not a result of social media use.

  • Artixell Animations
    Artixell Animations

    Yes, social media isn't great if your mental health isn't good, and taking a break is really good for you, but I feel like saying "INTERNET BAD STOP USE" is kind of stupid.

  • Alie Chiasson
    Alie Chiasson

    I think you missed the point. They don't advocate for putting the genie back in the bottle but to give him some boundaries for the greater good of society. We never adapted our laws to regulate social media like we did for other telecommunications, automobiles, even trains. And we NEED to regulate this, so that these giant companies are no longer incentivized to operate in a way that fosters addiction, creates division and spreads misinformation. As for not acknowledging there are good sides to social media, they did mention them burt chose not to focus on it. It's the other side of the medal they set out to show, and as well as the manipulations that are invisible to us and that we all should be aware of.

  • Sully Cook
    Sully Cook

    build it up, build it up.... boom paid advertisement

  • Noel Babas
    Noel Babas

    This reaction video didn't really know what really the documentary means... SOCIAL MEDIA is being used by big companies as a weapon to manipulate human behavior, plus the AI... 🤷 That is why its title "social dillema" dumb

  • Mohammed Sherif
    Mohammed Sherif

    Continue to watch the flash

  • Anxiety Ebriety
    Anxiety Ebriety

    Its almost like this guy didnt watch the movie or if he did he forgot everything he saw. Several points he made the film actually addressed lol. How many of you didnt watch the movie but came to this guy for a reason why social media is totally ok and not an issue

  • Ida de Snoo
    Ida de Snoo

    They're not saying, leave social media forever. They're admitting that they have created a monster. And sure it also connects people, educates people and stuff. But it has also radicalized people. It has people live in their own toxic bubble. And because of that people start doing really messed up shit, like rub a pizzaria because they believe there's a basement where Hillary Clinton runs her pedophilic business. And in my opinion, that's heavier than making new friends or enjoying videos, because there are still books and libraries and other really cool offline options that are dieing because of the internet.

  • Jordzyi1
    Jordzyi1

    Yes you can stay away from social media and the internet it’s simple. I’m gonna stop & leave social media/internet soon & focus on my future. These people in the video are fake rubbish people.

  • Holden DePardo
    Holden DePardo

    “When new technologies arise there are always people who say it’s bad” is a terrible response to The Social Dilemma. These people came from social media companies, and were big players. I don’t remember Henry Ford saying cars were bad, because that’s what this documentary does. It’s the social media players themselves giving the warning.

  • BriannaBird Davis
    BriannaBird Davis

    Does anyone else notice there’s a typo in the term, “travel agents” at 7:06 in the documentary?

  • Cheese Cake
    Cheese Cake

    suure the documentary is a *bit* sensationalized. But what isn't these days? the important thing is they highlighted a prevalent issue. I don't think people will turn staunch anti-tech after watching it, but it definitely starts important conversations around this SPECIFIC issue. I recognized my own fractured attention and how I would waste hours upon hours on mindless browsing, I deleted many of my social media accounts (least the problematic ones anyway). So when I came across this documentary, it was nice for these 'concepts' I had at the back of my mind, to be made more concrete in how I understood them. Needless to say I'm still aware of the internet at large and use technology as often as any online student these days. This documentary definably has value and a positive impact, I don't see extreme consequences of it being one sided. But hey even your critique starts some valuable conversations - so s/o anyway for presenting an alternative

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name

    much like heroin...the internet is a lot of fun until it becomes necessary just to numb the pain in your life...This is what creates addiction. The scary thing is that unlike heroin, the internet is required for day to day living, for getting a job, for working your job, etc. It would be like telling heroin addicts to get over their addiction, but that they still have to use every day.

  • Aidan Ling
    Aidan Ling

    The point of the documentary isn't 'internet bad', they said that they don't want Facebook or Google to fall. The point was that the algorithms running them and how the businesses are forced to make money is causing division across the public and more radicalisation to occur. The people in the documenary genuinely thought that social media would help communication and make us more united.

  • James Green
    James Green

    Want to know what the documentary missed out? I created an honest, unfiltered review of the Social Dilemma from the viewpoint of someone who owns a social media advertising agency (I know I'm the enemy right haha) lv-home.info/the/mqmdnG-UpZNjmMc/video.html

  • Billy Batson
    Billy Batson

    A LV-homer telling us not to worry, social media is fine. Seems legit, not to click on your sponsor link and then buy some of your merch.

  • Dalton Hutchinson
    Dalton Hutchinson

    No one in the documentary is pushing to get rid of social media/technology... They want to make it ethical, not delete it.

  • Clay Brad
    Clay Brad

    Algore probably

  • Shasta Orr
    Shasta Orr

    As a person in the legal field, I think they made this as a plea to get enough public backing to get legislators to move. It needs to be scary enough to get the public in an uproar to get theirs legislators to push regulation. Currently none is really out there to protect consumers (regulation is super behind for tech) and it takes forever to get it through and passed. You do it today it won't really be in motion for a few years. This is whi it is quite literally about our kids more than us. There is reason to the madness. You just have a very one dimensional view of it, I encourage you to try and see big picture.

  • Beza Addis
    Beza Addis

    When he added the ad at the end, I was out. He was basically bashing on the documentary that was exposing social media as a capitalistic venture. Then he continues to say that social media sites like LV-home are good for us. But then he adds a sponsor at the end literally proving the documentary right. Idc if youtubers use sponsors but it just seemed so bizarre to me

  • Anna Tabner
    Anna Tabner

    The people on The Social Dilemma are people who have worked in the industry and have developed these platforms and algorithms - they are the experts! They understand better than anyone how the internet and social media have detrimental effects on society, especially young people. They are telling us that the algorithms that they have created have become something greater and have become something more intelligent but, they’re main goal of profit has not changed. The algorithm prioritises profit over ethics, meaning that if putting you at risk will increase profit - the algorithm will mot hesitate! They are not saying that Social Media is the worst threat to planet we have ever encountered and that it should be completely eradicated - this is something that they had helped to create with good intentions! They don’t tell us all of the great things about social media because they don’t have to; we all know that! What many of are not aware of is how dangerous it is growing to be. The e of this documentary was to reveal the truths that we don not see so easily.

  • Kastiel G7
    Kastiel G7

    Thank you! Alex, this movie is part of my assignment.

  • sharklife
    sharklife

    Netflix hidden agenda 0.04 death rate ppl saw through the lies. Billionaire plays spending 100s of billions to make trillions. Yes Bill Gate is not a ruthless business man he made it to the top and and continue to build his weather faster than ever bc he a nice guy. The end of this movie bc it’s not a documentary redirects by we need to find the truth no we should allow everyone to say what they believe...Not allow social media to moderate what they believe to be true

  • mmelanoma
    mmelanoma

    When I grew up I heavily relied on technology (internet and social media in the form of bbs, chatrooms, Yahoo groups) to meet people and make friends. I don't remember online polarization being a thing, making technology the bad guy is very short sighted (on purpose of course)

  • Benjamin Anderson
    Benjamin Anderson

    Are those people who do ted talks or boomers

  • Jacinta Soza
    Jacinta Soza

    i dont think the social dilemma is perfect but i think you are missing the point

  • super mario and super luigy
    super mario and super luigy

    Im 9 soooooo i whath dantdm 8n youtube

  • Papaya the Rainwing Wof
    Papaya the Rainwing Wof

    My mum watched this and decided I needed to remove myself from social media. I make monies off selling my art on social media. And I don’t really mind having my data mined honestly.

  • musani nlebesi
    musani nlebesi

    I don't know man, its sounds like you're trying to appeal to the emotion of social media, talking about "how many friendships it creates" and how it can be used as an escape. From what I saw, the documentaries main point was to make people understand the make-up of these apps and how they built systems to increase our usage on them regardless of whether what we see is good or not. It's just advising that we be more AWARE of the inner workings of sites and how they are optimized to be ADDICTIVE not necessarily reflecting real life. They weren't trying to get us to agree with anything just be fully aware of how they affect our decisions and better yet those that aren't aware of it.

  • Essye_bee
    Essye_bee

    i relate alot to what you said at 5:50 my life is just horrible rn and honestly its gotten soo bad that i want to commit suicide and the only reason i'm not is cause of my online friends cause people online are really good and nice (not all) they dont immediately judge you i love art and love to draw so i'm a part of the art community on insta and am able to talk to people and make friends! so i made a few friends and am staying for them my family is going through a hard time and need money my parents started a school but things are difficult noone pays the tuition fee we are struggling to pay fees drowning in debt we are trying to get another loan to help pay everything and now things are even harder cause the gov said we're not allowed to ask parents to pay tuition but are supposed to pay money for everything and my parents are super busy with all of this i feel like they dont pay attention to me or care about me i know they love me alot but all this is making them busy they just dont have time they found out i got molested by a guy i thought was my friend when i was young (i'm a guy too) but they are too busy rn i bet they even forgot about it i dont know why i'm commenting this it'll just get buried underneath all the comments but... oh! well

  • Freast
    Freast

    I just think that there should be an algorithm that you can only tweak yourself. There shouldn't be a secret algorithm that encloses you into a bubble. This way if you only want to see news for Democrat-sided newspapers, you have to consciously tell the algorithm to do so, making you aware of your own biases.

  • Boris Katzmarzyk
    Boris Katzmarzyk

    Gotta disagree with a lot of what you said, and the dashlane ad gives your motives away

  • Shreya Shukla
    Shreya Shukla

    I did watch the movie/documentary and I don't think they were harping on deleting social media apps, they were mostly pointing out its adverse effect on people and how it can be a dark hateful place . Two things that I have felt first hand which was mentioned in the movie/documentary as well are : 1) Losing friends who have a difference in opinion over politics , they assume they are right and anybody who isn't inline with their believes are anti . 2) Feeling a complex from random strangers who seems to have a figured out life on social media apps. and etc etc What they wanted to portray was these big companies have lost sight of what said apps were supposed to be and only focused on how they can profit off of us , without considering if it had a positive or negative impact. Lost their ethical sense of business And this is just my opinion.

  • Professional Idiot
    Professional Idiot

    so this whole video was just one big OK BOOMER

  • Angela Vera Catarine
    Angela Vera Catarine

    Quite slick that ad 😂🙃

  • Carolina Barrientos Morales
    Carolina Barrientos Morales

    what is that film called?

  • ShingInAction
    ShingInAction

    In this new 95 min Netflix documentary... They spent the first hour to set you up with their truth and opinions that you would probably agree with but for me, the last 30 minutes you see clearly their real agenda. And it's to debunk #pizzagate (pedophilia) and other truth as #FalseFlag and manipulating you to think that you are manipulated by A.I. and algorithm. In a way it's true. But I know what they're trying to do. After all, it is by Netflix. The irony of the amount of times they mentioned "fakenews" and never mentioned the mainstream media as being fakenews and instead plays mostly news clips from CNN as being legitimate sources for information should tell you something. I agree with this review by Alex.

    • xHylianx
      xHylianx

      Is this some kind of joke or

  • Farid Baharim
    Farid Baharim

    what is to fix isn't the tool, it's the people. guns don't kill people, people kill people. spoons don't make people fat, people make people fat. social media doesn't ruin society. PEOPLE RUIN SOCIETY.

  • wdghk
    wdghk

    The documentary was just phony controlled opposition.

  • Richard Briggs
    Richard Briggs

    You sound like a drug addict defending himself at an intervention

  • ski stokeley
    ski stokeley

    You sound like an idiot or someone who didnt watch it. You completely missed the point, and commit multiple logical fallacies throughout this video.

  • Abigail Jockle
    Abigail Jockle

    I think we just need to tame our screen time....I deleted tik tok and I feel much better so I’d recommend you guys do the aame

  • Dania Flores
    Dania Flores

    But that’s the problem, Alex. The internet (mainly social media) has become such a big part of our lives. It’s like a drug. Sure good things come from it, but it’s also hurtful. You present some good points but there can be arguments as well. Social media basically brainwashed you into being on your phone 24/7. It’s crazy

  • Miles Trombley
    Miles Trombley

    People just need to balance technology. Take a break and enjoy reality. I know this year sucks, but we alwayw have time to take a breath of fresh air. Don't let technology control you. You control technology!

  • Isobel McGovern
    Isobel McGovern

    Its the one sided nature of the documentary. It really got at me. I watched it with my family and my mom was like yes this is fact my kids addicted. Not 5 minute later my mom and dad were staring at their phones. Its when I pointed this out and how biased the documentary was and how preachy and contradictory it was. My mom was like "You have been brainwashed by your computer" I never expected this thought process to be in my mom and it was scary. I am well aware we are addicted and the apps are designed to be addicting but I am also aware that every time a new big thing was invented people claimed it was ruining young lives and society. I am more concerned with the fact climate change will ruin my future not 'sOcIAl mEdia' . That's what I consider important

  • Snehashis Panda
    Snehashis Panda

    Just use LV-home in incognito mode.

  • Ravyn Spears
    Ravyn Spears

    My parents limit my technology to an hour when they can But without instagram I wouldn't have friends no one likes me where I live I've made mistakes on social media but now I don't do that and I have tons of real friends due to social media

  • Luke Brown
    Luke Brown

    I think the documentary was trying to tell people use the internet with moderation. Which is something we should all consider for all aspects of our lives. We don’t use anything in moderation and therefore we get addicted to things like the internet or social media missing out on things in the real world. Doesnt mean its bad its just time for a diet.

  • Casey Fuller
    Casey Fuller

    LV-home algorithm has this the first video that shows up hoping that it makes people question the authenticity of the documentary, which entire subject is against social networks like LV-home.

  • Requiem
    Requiem

    We need Jesus

  • Jamera
    Jamera

    Imagine how powerful it would’ve been if (in addition to the people that actually created these softwares) they asked actual influencers, youtubers, kids/teenagers, etc, on this topic and their experiences. Would have been way more relatable if you ask me.

  • Jamera
    Jamera

    I just got finished watching this documentary. I agreed with a lot of what they were saying and was shocked at the facts they were pointing out such as all the information these computers are gathering and how we have little to no privacy. I don’t necessarily think they were telling us to get off social media, but they were just explaining to us why we should be aware because the internet is literally designed to keep our attention no matter what. Although I was hoping they would include more younger people (generation Z) and picked their brain on this topic. I’m 17 years old and I remember getting my first smart phone when I was in 4th grade, ever since then I’ve been on social media for like, my whole adolescence and I can point out ALOT of bad things that have come out of it. But also a lot of good things. I don’t think I would be nearly as open minded without social media, but I also think I wouldn’t be as anxious/have so much anxiety with real life conversations. And that’s just a small example. Basically, for me personally I think it’s 50/50. I think this documentary though would have been more relatable if they had included more people my age instead of everyone’s parents and people that literally created problem. It almost feels like they’re blaming us but again, I do understand the point they’re trying to get across and I agree. I’m not gonna lie and say I’ll delete all my social media and throw my phone away, but the documentary definitely made me think and I will be limiting the amount of time I spend on it and keep in mind everything that’s happening behind the screen while I’m online. Edit: oh something I kinda hated about this documentary, when the family was eating dinner but the mom made everyone put their phones away and the kids were acting like they literally couldn’t survive without it and the little girl busted her phone would of the container and ran upstairs with it. I felt like that was way too dramatic and it felt like a tease or something like “This is how you act without your phone for a few minutes” 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Sachitanand Parida
    Sachitanand Parida

    all you said is exactly why it is aptly tiled "Dilemma". We exactly didn't know when we created it, we don't know how it is going to roll in the next couple of decades. Any voice against the system has to come from the system itself, that's the dilemma.

  • Woody Balfour
    Woody Balfour

    Nice one devoting 25% of your lesser of two evils logic vid to sponsored content...Blah blah blah...Pity you missed the world when it was analogue...

  • Earth
    Earth

    watch the creepy line

  • hornsby618
    hornsby618

    You should do a video about netflix’a crispr film

  • David White
    David White

    Lol i remeber my first dell desktop. With dial up lol. Only good for google images. And aol instant message.

  • artificially aesthetic
    artificially aesthetic

    They always exaggerate how much people on their phones

  • Daya Hobbs
    Daya Hobbs

    To be fair, peppa pig honestly is ruining our children.

  • gigi the rat
    gigi the rat

    everyone over 35 is obsessed with this movie and keeps telling me to watch it. i don't really want to because it just feels like a PSA they would play in health class by boomer teachers who think that the only thing people do on the internet is look at the kardashian's instagram or watch cat videos. like no susan i watch videos about evolution and connect with people from the otherside of the world. the internet is such an important place for people like artists, sex workers, musicians, and scientists. the amount of information ive learned from reptile channels. im autistic and it helps me connect both with my special interests and my community. the neurodiversity movement exists almost solely online as well.

  • Mitchell
    Mitchell

    Sorry, alex. You missed the point. As Musk says, we has released the demon

    • Henry Anderson
      Henry Anderson

      Sorry Mitchell, you missed the grammar.

  • Dat gurl iz hea
    Dat gurl iz hea

    Its because the government is being exposed and they are trying to dilute the ramifications before it all blows up 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • TheChibiestHatRack
    TheChibiestHatRack

    All of this hate that you see has always existed. technology isn't bad, the problem is that technology has made that hate accessible to everyone.

  • Judah Macabee
    Judah Macabee

    Proud to say I don’t use any of that crap. Gave up on Facebook after repeated racist attacks. The rest for various reasons. And even Netflix because of the whole promoting child pornography thing no one wants to talk about

  • Milkzeys
    Milkzeys

    Honestly I disabled my notifications for these apps because they can be distracting, but I will not delete it because growing up in generation Z I’ve met majority of my friends online especially on discord that’s why I will never remove these apps they’ve brought me joy especially memes and documentaries that are very insightful and inspired me to pursue new things, but they’ve also made me addicted at one point, the underlying message for me is: These technologies are not perfect they have problems that need to be addressed, but they also need to be praised in a way because they have done good.

  • Sara Fisher
    Sara Fisher

    do a collab with the oddonesout

  • Beanie Boo World
    Beanie Boo World

    I had to watch that for school

  • Donnie Willis
    Donnie Willis

    We’re all more depressed and anxious these days by many metrics. There are plenty of studies that correlate internet/ social media use with mental illness. It’s a net negative by far

  • JaguarsCreator1
    JaguarsCreator1

    I think that you might be expecting a little too much from this documentary. It's purpose is to warn about the negative effects of algorithms based on grabbing your attention and reinforcing emotionally-charged beliefs. They state multiple times that there are positive aspects of social media, but these are well-known whereas the negative effects are less well-known. The bit about suicide rates increasing in pre-teen girls made my SO literally cry while we were watching it. Social media negatively affecting mental health is an observed phenomenon. The main guy also said he tried to change the culture while he was still working at Google, but while his co-workers agreed with him ultimately nothing was done. This is because these companies are built to make money, so expecting them to regulate themselves to make less money just isn't feasible. This is why regulations to change behavior are necessary. That said, one problem I was thinking of when watching the movie is that the algorithms alone are blamed for polarization and conspiracy theories, when in fact these things pre-existed social media and are just amplified by it. People would not fall for flat-Earth theories if they exercised a little critical thinking. The Internet has made given us more access to information than any time in human history and any person can look up evidence to see whether something they read online is true or not. Like, you can actually look up scientific data on climate change to see that it's real. So I can't blame algorithms entirely for conspiracy theories: the people who believe in a flat Earth, that coronavirus is a hoax, climate denial, etc want to feel special and important for knowing something everyone else doesn't.

  • xXxYOLOSWAGWARRIORxXx
    xXxYOLOSWAGWARRIORxXx

    I don't agree with your equivalence of social media / internet development to past technologies. Bikes and fiction books weren't invented with the sole purpose of maintaining your attention as much as possible (maybe you could argue books are, but they have a finite length, and don't typically induce low self esteem) and their invention didn't lead to a huge increase in young people's depression and suicides.

  • Corpse Bride
    Corpse Bride

    Alex, how are you?

  • _cherrymarly_
    _cherrymarly_

    So I had this thought for a while and I try to explain it in English (it's not my mother language so excuse if it's wrong😅). Especially LV-home brought so much joy in my life, Instagram and WhatsApp kind if too, but sometimes it's hard because communication and social interacting and stuff,. And all this time I feel guilty that this digital devices are the one main consistent thing in my life, kind of my hobby; my safe space, the place where I almost always get the most positive energy from.. I'm (clearly) introverted and not good with interacting with people over a long time. My thought was: it's so sad that it's still a "bad thing" to have much screentime, to doing almost nothing else then being on social media, wathcing videos or Netflix series. Like you have to feel guilty and ashamed that you're not one of those outgoing adventure seeking active people.. Society already hates on introverted people 'cause they' re silent, shy, and anything else what is not helpful in todays world :D I'm at a point where I'm tired of feeling guilty for my one true hobby&love. And I wish it would be more accepted to be addicted to digital media, social media, phone & laptop and stuff

  • mars margaret
    mars margaret

    This is soooo bad faith, you didn't try on this one

  • mars margaret
    mars margaret

    you've mentioned in the past that your audience skews young. this content has consequences. i don't think this is smart.

  • mars margaret
    mars margaret

    Your arguments are countering a point that the documentary clearly isn't making. this is a boring criticism. i havent seen the source material, but it seems pretty clear to me that the people who don't let their kids use social media probably do so because they understand the full extent of how little control you have with your own data and privacy.....what these companies are doing IS terrifying......im not afraid of internet culture, im afraid of the people controlling our online experience. it is scary. it's not the people "slapping us on the wrist" it's them changing their opinion over time as the companies they helped started became literal super villains. You're acting like these people are judging you personally for using social media when they are simply expressing regret over the empires they helped build. Obviously social media has it's benefits, but we can't focus on that in this conversation. This is how you stay complicit with a fucked up system dude!! It's fucked up what's going on with our data and privacy as consumers, that has NOTHING to do with the positive social aspect of big sites. I like that your challenging yourself to go outside of your usual type of content. I respect that. But if you want your content to grow, your critical thinking skills have to as well, you know? you can't go into this kind of discourse with your usual lens, if you get what i mean.

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