You can push a button and wipe one social media platform from existence - which do you choose?

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Which social media platform do you want gone?

Facebook
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63%
Twitter
17
20%
Instagram
7
8%
Am I so out of touch? No, it's the social media that's wrong!
3
3%
The future is now old man
5
6%
 
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Dual
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PostRe: You can push a button and wipe one social media platform from existence - which do you choose?
by Dual » Sat May 02, 2020 5:36 pm

I've found linked in useful in the past to find employment. I don't go on it anymore than that though - there's way too many Barry Homeowners on that platform.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Sat May 02, 2020 6:35 pm

Hard choice. Facebook and Twitter have allowed so much gooseberry fool to spread through their platforms that both deserve to be wiped from existence.

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by Hime » Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 pm

I'll be honest, I have never had an issue with social media. Facebook is essentially a feed of people I have spoken to for 15 years, I never really understood what to do with Twitter and I like Instagram.

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by Errkal » Sat May 02, 2020 7:01 pm

Jam-Master Jay wrote:Hard choice. Facebook and Twitter have allowed so much gooseberry fool to spread through their platforms that both deserve to be wiped from existence.


Twitter at least seems to be starting to tackle it with banning political ads and what have you.

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by Vermilion » Sat May 02, 2020 7:49 pm

Jenuall wrote:Tik Tok :dread:


...on the clock, but the party don't stop, no...

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat May 02, 2020 7:54 pm

Tik Tok seems inoffensive enough at the moment, certainly not troubling the Facebook/Twitter cesspit.

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by Green Gecko » Sat May 02, 2020 8:02 pm

Every single time a new social media platform takes off I get anxiety that I've not got a strategy for it.

There's too many of these strawberry floating things. I'm focusing on Instagram.

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by Dual » Sat May 02, 2020 8:04 pm

Just imagine if Trump was banned from Twitter. Imagine how much better the world would be.

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by floydfreak » Sat May 02, 2020 8:50 pm

Facebook especially when its those "please forward this message for good will etc" or some other crap

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by Mafro » Sat May 02, 2020 9:02 pm

TikTok is great but it'll definitely go over a lot of people's heads here.

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by Dual » Sat May 02, 2020 9:21 pm

Isn't TikTok owned by the Communist Party of China?

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by Hypes » Sat May 02, 2020 9:22 pm

Twitter

The world would be so much better off without it. Everyone thinks they have something worth saying and their opinion is valid, and it's responsible for mass proliferation of fake news and bots. At least with Facebook you're usually limited to family and friends and racists can just live in their own groups and mostly be ignored. Twitter can be just toxic, trends can strawberry float off and media should stop using it and inflating its importance.
Them again it does deliver the official press releases of the US President

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by Tomous » Sat May 02, 2020 9:30 pm

Dual wrote:Isn't TikTok owned by the Communist Party of China?


I think it’s a privately owned company in China technically albeit one that does exactly what the Chinese government ask of it.

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by OrangeRKN » Sat May 02, 2020 9:51 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:In a room 101 type scenario, you get to go full Thanos and snap a social media platform from existence.


Now I know what happened to tumblr

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by Mafro » Sat May 02, 2020 9:51 pm

Lotus wrote:Twitter.

I'm baffled as to how it's become so embedded in society. Seems to be full of absolute cretins, it spreads misinformation, gives a platform to utter morons, its layout and design is gooseberry fool, and I rarely see anything funny, interesting, or useful on there that can't be found elsewhere already. I also hate the effect it's had on news and journalism: tweets from random plebs seemingly being the basis for news articles (i.e. "social media is saying..."), tweets being embedded in articles instead of the journalist doing actual work themselves, and journalists and politicians using it as a platform for spreading news/shite. Plus all the hashtag bollocks. :dread:

Of course other social media platforms have their issues, but Twitter seems like the worse. Feels like it disappearing would do more good than harm.

You could just easily replace Twitter with Facebook and your post would basically be the same btw. And if you want to talk about effects on news and journalism, Facebook royally strawberry floated plenty of media outlets that went for the whole "pivot to video" boom by massively inflating the viewing figures on their videos to the point where it caused layoffs or sites shutting down completely.

The spread of misinformation is also arguably worse on Facebook due to the age range of its users being much wider resulting in more usage from older generations who are much more susceptible to fake news nonsense.

And in terms of layout and design it's objectively one of the worst I use.

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by Ironhide » Sat May 02, 2020 9:53 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:In a room 101 type scenario, you get to go full Thanos and snap a social media platform from existence.


Now I know what happened to tumblr


Removing the porn killed tumblr.

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by RichardUK » Sat May 02, 2020 11:21 pm

Mafro wrote:TikTok is great but it'll definitely go over a lot of people's heads here.


TikTok is a nightmare, I don’t really use social media apart from Instagram that I spend about 15 mins a day on but TikTok is so addictive watching what is mostly random dancing or getting in to arguments with people over Northern Ireland, looking on my screen time it’s my fourth most used app

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by Peter Crisp » Sun May 03, 2020 12:34 am

Green Gecko wrote:Every single time a new social media platform takes off I get anxiety that I've not got a strategy for it.

There's too many of these strawberry floating things. I'm focusing on Instagram.


Everyone knows AOL is about to make a massive comeback.

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by Lagamorph » Sun May 03, 2020 1:04 am

Definitely Facebook given the massive contribution it's had to spreading shite like Anti-Vax, Brexit/Leave falsehoods, 5G/Covid conspiracies, etc.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun May 03, 2020 3:35 pm

Seems we should delete Facebook then.

Karl - please can you action this and keep us updated on the progress of deleting Facebook.

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