Social Media Curse

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Will Facebook’s Grownups Please Stand Up

The social-media giant’s executives don’t seem interested in taking responsibility for anything.

Source: Allysia Finley, a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 21, 2018 6:56 p.m. ET

"Both Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg have sidestepped responsibility for Facebook’s alleged transgressions. “The reality of running a company of more than 10,000 people is that you’re not going to know everything that’s going on,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. Perhaps, but Facebook’s root problem seems to be that its leaders refuse to assume responsibility or control over anything."

"If Facebook executives don’t want to take ownership of what happens in their company or on their platform—if they would prefer to yield control to their workers, users and the government—then perhaps they should go."

Our Opinion

  • Social media is a curse that has caused damage in many ways, not just with personal relationships, but in business, religion, politics, and increased depression and mental illness.
  • I suspect a lot of depressed adults are explicitly depressed because of social media and I believe there will be more evidence forthcoming to support this.
  • The fraud that takes place on social media sites is massive but not indeed known,
  • From photo filters to fake friends, Facebook is just the place for those in need of delusional farce attention.

Facebook is for children, and so it makes perfect sense that children would be the minds behind it. How old was Zuckerberg when he started Facebook? Eighteen? It was primarily designed to facilitate interactions between teenagers. Of course in our society, which manifests the Peter Pan-syndrome increasingly by the day, and which is copied by lost souls around the world, Facebook has spread well beyond the children for which it was intended.

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