Our social media is primitive and it does not belong in the future.
Do you know what is wrong with the world today? Well, the world is full of wrong things anyhow, but there is one thing that simply wrong because it amplifies all wrongs in the world.
It’s Social Media, our current social media is primitive, it’s not social, it’s not real, it’s not for the people contrary to the appearance, its simply Popular Media, its corrupted, it's corporate and it's political. Worst of all it impacts each one of us, even if we try to stay away from it personally. Popular does not have to be good, bad, wrong, right, black, white, it just has to have a certain number of thumbs and hearts. Brands will come in, politicians will associate with the “Popular”, hence propagating the “Popular” in our lives.
Do you fancy a little rioting in my area? You simply have to go mental on Popular Media. Create a sensational post, a false rumor, convey half-truth and then Hire PR agencies, get some celebrities or professors, or influences or reporters in the mix, voila you have successfully given the voice of the nation, so masses can fight for their right by rioting, while I, sitting at home is now in danger, for not using social media.
We only need a handful of human beings around us to explore our social dimension, not the whole world. Social media today is only a source of information just like Google but coupled with “likeness” and mass acceptance of the information. This does not mean the information is not useful and social media does have its advantages in connecting people of similar interests.
However, at a fundamental level, the idea of “Popular” is simply wrong, more is not good, and good is rarely more. So how do we create a social media which is truly social, where manipulation is a distant memory, the debate is encouraged and “Popular” does not exist. I leave it up to you to address these questions in your own creative way. Maybe blockchain? wink, wink!
At Concept Collective our aim is to encourage dialogue and creativity in the use of technology, for the sole purpose of preservation and sustainability of humanity for it to achieve whatever it is destined for.
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