In the spirit of appreciating meaninglessness in the materialistic waste of time that is social media; I decided to give you a brief synopsis of what these different platforms are, and what their role is in your social life.
Their are certain communities on the internet that are good, and help people become better while also curing a secret loneliness within them. I will not be talking about that today. Today I’m talking about the mundane, irrelevant, and pretentious mockery that is social media in it’s base form.
Let’s build this sandwich from the worst platform up.
Sometimes I log into Facebook, realize what I’m doing, then immediately log out. Facebook is a disgusting amalgamation of the charred remains of good content. It consists of recycled memes, political humor (if you can call it that), baby pictures, and/or people getting married or engaged.
In order for you to actually see something that might interest you, like the life events of a close friend or family member; you have to sift through an insurmountable amount of garbage.
Also, ads. Ads everywhere.
No I don’t care that you fell off your bike and want to show us your bone sticking through your skin
No I don’t care that you care DEEPLY about the grammatical holocaust that is misspelling ‘they’re, their, there’.
Your ability to post memes or skits that other people made doesn’t make you funny.
It’s like Facebook but even more politically charged. There’s a greater sense of community, but if you follow more than a house-full of people you get bombarded with meaningless quotes and opinions from people you most likely don’t care about all the time. It takes a frustratingly large amount of time in order to see something meaningful that you appreciate, or an opinion that makes you think.
People on Twitter think they’re more intellectual than people on the other platforms.
Yes I have a twitter. Don’t @ me. I also have a Facebook; I’m going to continue to trash them and other platforms that I use daily:
This is a philosophical amount of hypocrisy.
Insta is sleek and streamlined. You follow your friends, they post photo’s of things happening in their life with quasi-deep captions like: “Live in the sun, dance in the rain”
It’s a better Facebook. It’s still Facebook though. There’s garbage everywhere. The discover page is littered with Insta-models, people flexin’, celebrities, and occasionally the rare talented photographer. It’s rare that you see photographs that actually inspire you. People don’t like being inspired creatively I guess; they prefer lust, envy, and recycled comedy.
Why am I bothering to write this.
Your parent’s don’t know what this website is.
The hive-mind behemoth of Reddit. It’s a fascinating website filled with a fantastic amount of sorted communities. While I have a lot more respect for this website, and spend a lot more time on it than other websites; I’m also going to complain about it. Why not, this is my blog, that’s what I do here. I complain.
Reddit is the self-righteous know it all of the social media family. It’s the website you scroll through when you want to laugh silently through your nose while you’re procrastinating.
Or maybe you pretend that you’re becoming more well informed by listening to the singular opinion of a certain subreddit; while ignoring all other opposing viewpoints no matter how credible.
Reddit is a head rush of information. It still employs recycled jokes and meta-humor. It’s still a garbage social media website, but it’s probably one of the best.
Are there other SM websites?
Do they matter?
Uh, no. None of them matter.
The only one that matters is Runescape. Gotta go mine for four hours and talk to my guild about fishing.
Also, shout out to Snapchat. Haven’t used it for months and it’s still my favorite social media platform.