Mar 24, 2018

A Life Without Twitter is Great!

So, after 1 week off Twitter, I won't come back so quickly. Automatic posts from my blogs will appear there, but I'm out participating.

On April 18th I followed the move from Ron Gilbert (yes, it's the Secret of Monkey Island programmer *sigh*). I didn't think that I would resist using Twitter so long. But after 3 Days it felt like a big relieve. And now I'm out. And not only that. All private social media activities will be shut down. There are still my blogs and websites (comments are mirrored to Google+, so it appears that I'm still commenting on Google+ via my blogs). I will also shut down reading comments on news sites. It doesn't make any sense or difference.
Reading comments about news is a guaranteed way for anger. Why should you do this? To proof the majority of society is a piece of crap? Don't need social media for that, just check real life.
Don't get me wrong. I was very early participating in social networks. But it all changed in the last 2-3 years dramatically from a role-model for the future to a total pile of garbage.

A real place on earth. Social networks have no meaning anymore.
And here we are at the reason why. It's not because of that "Facebook scandal". It's no scandal, it's common business. Everybody is doing that, every fricking political party, and it#s an essential business model for all social networks. So, I don't give a crap about that.
No, it's the waste of time. The meaningless bullcrap we put out everyday and read it. And how dare you not reading it?
And you have to have a common opinion on everything, or you're a troll. Eff this hypocrite pile of society crap. I once thought the Internet if a relieve for mankind, because they can speak their opinion freely. Social networks pretty much ruined it now. Twitter censors the crap out of people if you have a different approach to problems, and thinking they are the savior of the world by forcing silicon valley's will on people world wide. Eff them.
But no, that's not the only reason. It's because PEOPLE are actually fallen for their crap! Yes, instead of keeping values like freedom, free speech and neutrality, they actually are a horde of hatreds that would sacrifice everything for a few clicks. Or, even worse, they actually believe that bull they were taught by the networks.
In short: Participating is a complete waste of time. On social networks, real life is not mirroring, it is trying to influence, but miserably fails in real life society. That's why, if you read the tweets, you could think that is the world. It's not. Not even close. It's a sick, distorted picture of a few without merit. You'll see that easily if you shut down your computer & phone and visit the many places.
Social networks are also a complete time killer with endless and useless discussion about problems you probably wouldn't care about without it.

You see, I'm not willing to waste my time on complete senseless, and much worse, very angering crap that I read the whole day any longer. No. I don't care anymore for the social networks, because they don't care about the real life. The REAL life you know. Not what some super-hipsters with bags full of money from weak people are telling you it is.

That means I will tone down all social network activities to a bare minimum with a complete shutdown of Twitter & Co. I was not active on Facebook for years, so...
And now I'm my own social network. Love it, or leave it !