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Old 04.10.2021, 20:33
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I saw some parents in the park today with kids, then teenagers, I got on the bus and everyone had in common only one thing, they were all glued to their smartphones. What a world we are living in
What year is now, 2009? WTF, it is a good sign that teenagers are exposed to all the online crap, the sooner the better, not so long ago something like this:



was deemed respectable and worthwhile. It does not matter that these newspapers were publishing the bullshit about zion and the wise jewish, or the news that cocoa was going to be more expensive because slaves in West Indies were rioting ...
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Old 04.10.2021, 20:40
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What year is now, 2009? WTF, it is a good sign that teenagers are exposed to all the online crap, the sooner the better, not so long ago something like this:



was deemed respectable and worthwhile. It does not matter that these newspapers were publishing the bullshit about zion and the wise jewish, or the news that cocoa was going to be more expensive because slaves in West Indies were rioting ...
What are you on about? How did we get from WhatsApp to Jews and Zion … West Indies too? Can you elaborate please …
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Old 04.10.2021, 20:49
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:04
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if only this happened during the EF shutdown.
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:13
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

I bet there are a lot of people in the world right now suffering social media withdrawal symptoms. When I was on FB years ago, before I deleted, I remember it went out for a day or so, and people were literally acting like the world was ending.
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How would you feel if your Mobile Phone was taken away from you?
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:48
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I bet there are a lot of people in the world right now suffering social media withdrawal symptoms. When I was on FB years ago, before I deleted, I remember it went out for a day or so, and people were literally acting like the world was ending.
Harsh. Would you be the same towards some one addicted or dependant on something else?
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:50
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How would you feel if your Mobile Phone was taken away from you?
I'd be fine, actually. I don't use it very often.
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:54
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Allegedly are the technical problems due to Facebook currently merging the infrastructure of their services into one platform... in order to collect and merge the user data more efficiently.

I for one remember how they promised that they would never ever do that when they bought Whatsapp...
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Old 04.10.2021, 21:58
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How would you feel if your Mobile Phone was taken away from you?
Pretty annoyed since I'm on a hiking trip, and I'm using the GPS function to figure out where I am. And to double check that my map reading is correctly.

With the exception of whatsapp, which I use to communicate with family, I really don't engage with social media on my phone. I use my laptop for that.
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:00
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Harsh. Would you be the same towards some one addicted or dependant on something else?
It's weird how defensive some people get about social media addiction.

Sites like FB are intentionally designed to trap people in a dopamine feedback loop and to collect information on its users, which is then sold for profit. And of course, people just feed right into it, because the site has wired their brains to crave little short-term bursts of dopamine in the form of "likes." The illusion of reward. Even new information is perceived by the brain as a reward (dopamine hit), which makes it all the more addictive and is why people become addicted to scrolling. The site(s) is literally designed to manipulate and exploit weaknesses in human psychology.

Former Facebook executive: “you don’t realize it, but you are being programmed”


https://ideapod.com/former-facebook-...ze-programmed/
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:02
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Allegedly are the technical problems due to....
Meanwhile, in English:

"Allegedly the technical problems are due to"

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Old 04.10.2021, 22:02
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Anyone having issues with Internet? My home internet is playing up and so is our neighbours.
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:03
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It's weird how defensive some people get about social media addiction.

Sites like FB are intentionally designed to trap people in a dopamine feedback loop and to collect information on its users, which is then sold for profit. And of course, people just feed right into it, because the site has wired their brains to crave little short-term bursts of dopamine in the form of "likes." The illusion of reward. Even new information is perceived by the brain as a reward (dopamine hit), which makes it all the more addictive. The site(s) is literally designed to manipulate and exploit weaknesses in human psychology.

Former Facebook executive: “you don’t realize it, but you are being programmed”


https://ideapod.com/former-facebook-...ze-programmed/
Yes, I think most people are aware of this. Just like gambling sites or gambling machines do the same - but would you take a swipe at a gambling addict?
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:07
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All three are down. So are facebook’s stocks.
who uses that crap in 2021 anyway. install telegram
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:08
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Yes, I think most people are aware of this. Just like gambling sites or gambling machines do the same - but would you take a swipe at a gambling addict?
How was I taking "a swipe" at someone by simply acknowledging that people have withdrawal symptoms when FB is down and that FB is intentionally designed to be addictive?
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:09
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

My sister is foaming at the mouth, she wants to sue FB for the loss of service because she can't keep in touch with her kids and friends.

She was a bit lost for words when I said you couldn't sue as it's a completely free service.
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:16
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My sister is foaming at the mouth, she wants to sue FB for the loss of service because she can't keep in touch with her kids and friends.

She was a bit lost for words when I said you couldn't sue as it's a completely free service.
tell her to use the phone
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How would you feel if your Mobile Phone was taken away from you?
How can you groan this question Tom? Really?

I have a Mobile Phone- it lives on the second sink in the kitchen and has not been charged up for last few weeks.

I do use FB though.
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:22
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who uses that crap in 2021 anyway. install telegram
Today is the first time I tried the voice call feature on Telegram... No idea where they route those through but by god, it sucks. Even WeChat has a better quality and that goes to China and back (and through god knows how many Chinese filters...).
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