Trending Now: #RIPTwitter – The Age of Algorithms

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If you haven’t already heard, Twitter died last night in a horrific train wreck brought about by the deadly head-on collision between overzealous corporate strategy and the wants of the average consumer. Beginning next week, Twitter will start rolling out some MAJOR changes to its platform, a large part of which will include Predictor Algorithms, whose primary purpose is to deconstruct user behavior patterns, and arrange the user’s Twitter Timeline in a priority based format, as opposed to the current real-time chronological format. Essentially, Twitter’s Algorithms will now decide what you, the user, like/dislike, and serve up content to you based on that criteria, instead of the usual real-time tweets. That’s fucking BULLSHIT! No wonder everyone on Twitter is fucking outraged by this new ass-fuckery, which in turn has caused the hashtag – #RIPTwitter – to be the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter for the past 30+ Hours. The whole reason why people use Twitter is for the rapid-fire real-time updates/Tweets. When you take that model and turn it upside down, what you get is fucking Facebook and it’s fucking ‘Top News Stories’ Algorithms deciding what content is appropriate for you and what content should be discarded from your Timeline.

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The Social Media Detox

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I’ve been clean for almost 2 weeks now. Feels good finally getting back to normal. I have my whole life ahead of me, and I truly believe that I can do and accomplish anything!

Bitches, I’m done with Social media. After years of being addicted to Tweets, Retweets, Likes, Shares, and all the fuckery that accompanies being a Social Media junkie. There’s nothing Social about being on Social Media. It’s the exact opposite: The Anti-Social Media. People spewing shit all the time, hating on each other, bitching and moaning about shit that’s irrelevant to their existence, and feeling good about themselves while do so. It’s the perfect fuck-salad of hate, anger, disgust, depression, and flat-out bitch-fuckery!

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Is Social Media To Blame For The Recent Rise In Social and Political Unrest?

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Given the events that are taking place around the world, I believe it is a fair question to ask. Prior to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, historically, if one were to look at the number of instances of Social Unrest/Mass Protests, one would notice that the actual number of these instances was pretty low. But since the advent of Social Media and its widespread usage, it seems like every other day people are protesting about something that they believe is wrong with the world we live in; and before you jump on me and bust my balls, NO, I’m not being sarcastic – I’m just stating the facts as I see them.

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Social Media: Is The End Near?

There’s no denying that over the past couple years, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc…) has revolutionized the way we think and interact with our environment. The power of Social Media has literally toppled Governments and Dictatorships around the world. Social Media is the most efficient way to share ideas, find like minded people, and mobilize large crowds within a matter of minutes. Today, one Facebook Post, or Tweet, and you can start a Movement – just imagine if these tools had existed in the days of Gandhi, or Martin Luther King; things would have been so different today. History would have been different. But despite its countless benefits (advantages), I constantly find myself asking questions like: Has Social Media Reached Its Tipping Point? Has Social Media Reached The Maximum Possible Potential Attainable? Is There Room To Grow Further or Is This It?

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