Today’s daily prompt is called Undo and it asks;
If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
Ha easy one this. Social media. All of it. Facebook, Twitter, and all the other bits of crap like that.
They are a cancer to society. They are taking us backwards. People are becoming meaner and nastier because of them. People think they can say whatever the hell they like because they are safe behind a screen. Just look at how much racism, sexism, homophobia, and other bullshit is spouted on there. And then when someone gets upset they call it “banter”. No.
Then there’s all the privacy issues with it. Taking people’s data and information and selling it on to private companies or passing it onto the government.
As soon as you meet people now they want to know your facebook etc so they can add you and check up on you. If you don’t have facebook you are treated with such suspicion, like how dare you go against the rest of us and not have one, what are you trying to hide? Somehow not having social media accounts makes you less trustworthy.
Oh and then there’s what they are doing to games. They are ruining them. All this pay to play nonsense or needing to invite your facebook “friends” to the game in order to progress to the next level.
No. Get rid of it all. Social media was a mistake. We fucked up with it. A technological wrong turn.
If we didn’t have social media people would be nicer. Or at the very least we wouldn’t see people spouting nasty bullshit at each other as often.