What you don't like about today's social media

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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I know we all have issues with the social media sites. I'll start.
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  • - The total disregard for privacy.
    - The ads.
    - Lack of planning or foresight when rolling out new features
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Mic drop.

      TikTok and Facebook notoriously come to mind.

      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      - The total disregard for privacy.
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  • theres to much bashing people on social media especially now with society theres alot of kids seeing all these stuff and not likeing the way they look cause they see all these photoshopped pictures of other girls on social media and the same applies with guys and its all just fake but kids of today wont see it like that
    social media is destoying youngsters vision of how they were created nd makes them wanna be someone they are not
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  • Profile picture of the author Awais_Afzal1
    It is because the intention of visitors on social media is not to buy anything but to make friends or to have interaction with other people. Since ads interrupt visitors without their consent becomes sometimes annoying for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    There is too much useless and redundant information.

    No original content, one person makes a video about a particular
    topic and the next thing you know, 50 other people posted videos
    about the same exact thing, using the same exact verbiage.

    It seems that people don't comprehend that, that video content
    is copyrighted just the same as written content.

    People are generally rude and lack consideration for others.

    People are too lazy to proofread their content. Everybody has an
    occasional typo but it is tiring trying to figure out what is meant
    when there are errors all over the place.
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  • From a personal and business standpoint, I don't like the reach limitations. People ass-u-me that reach is limited for businesses only. But there are things my siblings, parents, or personal (real) friends post that never show up in my feed.

    I know they have to make money. But, saying they are social (stay in touch) then you never see the new baby pictures just shows where their priorities are. It's much worse for businesses. Out of 100 followers (people that WANT to see your stuff), maybe 5 or 6 actually see it.

    I don't like seeing something like a crazy thing of rabbits and then because I look at it for a few seconds, then I'm inundated with rabbit pages, jokes, news, memes, videos, etc. but I can't have people see my business page.

    I don't like them thinking they know the absolute truth. For example, my countries official CDC recently posted that they were holding up 2nd doses of certain vaccines for youth because of heart problems. The CDC pushes the vaccines. But because they posted this, FB decided they know more than this official government agency over millions of people with a little thing about how all the vaccines are safe. Who does FB think they are?

    So, the reach, know it all attitude, and algorithms will be their downfall I predict. I believe there is a balance that can be struck on all this, though, if they'd do it.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author IslandGirls
    We're new but would like to comment.

    It's frightening to think there are literally a billion people on this planet waving their arms around wildly and screaming, "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!" and realizing you're pretty much in that same situation.

    We create webcomics so you can imagine social media for us is filled with headaches. Yeah, we want people to pay attention to us too, but there's those other billion people out there.

    So what do we do? It all comes down to knowing that there are a billion other people out there trying to do the same thing. When you realize that, and accept it, you begin to brainstorm. You try to come up with the things that haven't been seen or heard. You create ideas and content no one else has. In some ways, having webcomics for example, gives us an advantage. No one has art like us so it's completely new to them. Get the picture? (pardon the pun)

    You want to focus on the things that have not been seen or heard. Has anyone seen your podcast or Youtube, for example? Is it different or is it similar to someone else's? Do you have a website? What could you put on it that no one's seen? Once you figure out that these billion people are trying to do what you do, you only have to work on what you can do as an individual - what makes you the best at what you do. And then you show it off.

    Because then people will think, "Hey! I never saw/heard that before. I'm going to follow this person." It's going to take time and effort and maybe some premiere advertising to pull it off, but social media can work to your advantage. Just remember the main rule: Do it differently and do it better.

    That's what we've been trying to do these past few years. No, we don't think social media has reached the bottom of the barrel, yet. There's still too much to love about it as opposed to hate about it, for it to go down for the count just yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seyi Adelowo
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    • Profile picture of the author IslandGirls
      No offense at all, but social media marketing isn't going to do anything unless one is prepared to spend thousands of dollars.

      To us, one of the best ways we found for our webcomics was to rely on the tried and true (and ancient) method of link exchanges. To be successful on the internet is all about who you know these days. And that's a fact. If you know big, popular people, you'll become big and popular. If not, then you'll have to pay through the nose to know them.

      Wish I could be more optimistic but this is how the game is played these days.

      You're not going to get anywhere in the ocean, if you jump in with the other fish.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesmccafey
    The absurd trends...I mean honestly, waking up to totally different trends everyday, hard to keep up
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    The uncertainty that prevails. I came across some absurd stuff that gained a lot for attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicenet
    I don't like the way social media is ruining youngsters.
    I know it has its good and bad effects.

    The obscene nudity is horrible.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Hmm, well this is a different thing. You can always report obscene content on social media.

      Originally Posted by nicenet View Post

      I don't like the way social media is ruining youngsters.
      I know it has its good and bad effects.

      The obscene nudity is horrible.
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  • - Too many ads and most of them are not good quality.
    - Negative information can be shared widely.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Too much ads and too much fake information .For example on fb groups people make totaly bulshit posts like make 10k daily and i see a lot of people are naive and believe that
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      There are fact-checkers though, but you know how some people respond to fact-checking

      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Too much ads and too much fake information .For example on fb groups people make totaly bulshit posts like make 10k daily and i see a lot of people are naive and believe that
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  • Like vomitin' with friends & fixin' the carpet latah.


    So: who's in?
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    I know we all have issues with the social media sites. I'll start.
    • User data
    • Oversaturated with ads
    With the exception of the people, I love social media. Your friendly, smiling, high fiving misanthrope...

    GordonJ
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