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You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth

You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth


if you’re doing with an addictive
generation this is up being time bomb ticking this is no accident indeed it is
by design I mean seriously it was my mistake I mean I think we can
all feel it to try to make these products as additive spike in dopamine we now know that many of the major
social media companies hire individuals called attention engineers who borrow
principals from Las Vegas casino gambling among other places to try to
make these products as addictive as possible that is the desired use case of
these products is that you use it in an addictive fashion because that maximizes
the profit that can be extracted from your attention and data it literally is
a point now where I think we have created tools that
are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works that is truly where we
are the way the technologists Garan lunaire puts it is that these companies
offer you shiny treats in exchange for minutes of your attention and bytes of
your personal data which can then be packaged up and sold what happened is
that the attention economy in this race for attention got more and more
competitive and the more competitive it got to get people’s attention on its a
news website the more they need to add these design principles is more
manipulative design tactics as ways of holding on to your attention you don’t
realize it but you are being programmed social media tools are designed to be
addictive the actual design desired use case of these tools is that you fragment
your attention as much as possible throughout your waking hours that’s how
these tools are designed to use well we have a growing amount of research which
tells us that if you spend large portions of your day in a state of
fragmented attention so large portions of your day we are constantly breaking
up your attention to take a quick glance to just check them just quickly look at
Instagram that this can permanently reduce your capacity for concentration I
am especially worried about this when we look at the younger generation coming up
which is the most saturated this technology it’s very addictive because
if you pull on the slot machine arm enough you will win
and you never know which fool will reward you that’s an addictive behavior and it’s
dopamine that is driving that addiction so what happens with social media is
Robert Sapolsky – the foundational research on this Stanford calls it the
magic of maybe when you look at your phone and maybe there’s a text there and
maybe there’s not and you don’t know when it shows up that high you get
that’s dopamine it’s the magic maybe maybe it’ll be there maybe it won’t when
it shows up maybe they 400 cents spike in dopamine
that is roughly the same amount of dopamine as you’re getting from cocaine
slightly less than an extremely addictive drug like cocaine and that’s
what’s happening we really care what other people think of us so for example
you know when you upload a new photo a new profile photo of yourself on
Facebook that’s a moment where our mind is very vulnerable to knowing what other
people think of my new profile photo and so when we get new likes on our profile
photo Facebook knowing this could actually message me and say oh you have
new likes on your profile photo and we it knows that we’ll be vulnerable to
that moment because we all really care about when we’re tagged in a photo or
when we have a new profile photo and the thing is that they control the dial the
technology companies control the dial for when and how long your profile photo
shows up on other people’s newsfeeds so they can orchestrate it so that other
people more often end up liking your profile photo over a delayed period of
time for example so that you end up having to more frequently come back and
see what the new likes are and it’s literally rewiring our brain even social
media the challenges you know with these terms like Facebook depression and
everything because it’s that this is social media depression because
where’s everyone’s looking at their feed and they’re comparing their lives to
other people that they’re highlights of other people’s lives and there’s
actually less satisfaction or sadness depression and stuff like that and it’s
interesting because if you think about things like things that you know
routinely produced a lot of dopamine alcohol for example there’s a drinking
age right we have a drinking it the alcohol releases a whole lot of dopamine
it makes you feel really really good we say okay you can have that but you’ve
gotta wait you’ve got to be 21 years old we don’t do that with social media were
you know essentially putting highly addictive drugs into the hands of kids
before they have any natural defenses against them and what you’re seeing with
Internet addiction with social media it’s the same thing over and over to
people trying to change their state of consciousness with a device trying to
get at the underlying neural chemical chemistry and it’s very very addictive
so I would say the problem with the gadgets and I mean they’re amazing
things is that they interfere with they approximately interfere with medium to
long term goals I would say and so I think the first thing you have to do to
bring them under control is figure out what it is that their use is interfering
with it has to be something important so you think well I want to do something
important what is that it could be personal maybe you want to have a
relationship gonna get married you want to have kids you want to have a career
that’s meaningful you know you wanna have a life you want to have an
Abrahamic adventure and be the father of Nations let’s say we can’t be ratting
away on your cell phone and doing that and so I think I think part of it is to
set your sights high and make a plan and figure out who you could be and see if
obsessive utilization of smartphone fits into that vision of nobility and it will
partly because they’re they’re unbelievably powerful communication
devices but so so often it’s it’s for lack of something better to do
and it also interferes you know and imagine like when you take that to the
extreme where you know bad actors can now manipulate large swathes of people
to do anything you want it’s just a it’s a really really bad state of affairs and
we compound the problem right we curate our lives around this perceived sense of
perfection because we get rewarded in these short-term signals hearts likes
thumbs up and we conflate that with value and we conflated with truth and
instead what it really is is fake brittle popularity that’s short-term and
that leaves you even more and admit it vacant and empty before you did it
because then it forces you into this vicious cycle where you’re like what’s
the next thing I need to do now because I need it back think about that
compounded by two billion people and then think about how people react then
to the perceptions of others it’s just a it’s really bad so we know from the
research literature that the more you use social media the more likely you are
to feel lonely or isolated we know that the constant exposure to your friends
carefully curated positive portrayals of their life and leave you to feel
inadequate and can increase rates of depression
and something I think we’re gonna be hearing more about in the near future I
said there’s a fundamental mismatch between the way our brains are wired and
this behavior of exposing yourself to stimuli with intermittent rewards
throughout all of your waking hours so it’s one thing to spend a couple hours
at the slot machine in Las Vegas but if you bring the slot machine with you and
you pull that handle all day long from when you wake up that when you go to bed
we’re not wired from it it’s short circuits to brain we’re starting to find
that it has actual cognitive consequences one of them being the sort
of pervasive background hum of anxiety here’s the thing the world we live in
isn’t real social media isn’t real and by design social media rewards us for
showing our best life the edited posed champagne Michelin star holiday
orchestrated best angle of our life the highlight reel but you don’t ever see
real life the 99% of our lives the behind the scenes that unglamorous
unfiltered day-to-day bland normality and you end up comparing your
behind-the-scenes to other people’s fake highlight reel and using others as a
mirror benchmark for how you should look how
successful you should be or how you should live these fake comparisons will
only serve to make you feel inadequate and inferior to something that isn’t
even real research continually shows that comparing your life to someone
else’s creates envy low self confidence low self-esteem and depression you
compare yourself to other people every single day consciously or subconsciously
and no matter what I say you’re not going to stop because comparing one
thing to another is a natural human thing to do whether we want to admit it
or not a big reason why anything has value is because there’s something worse
all better to compare it to think about it an old brick of a mobile phone with a
big aerial is only considered amazing in a world before the smartphone
the horse and carriage is only considered a phenomenal mode of
transport until the car comes along the answer isn’t to stop making comparisons
because unfortunately we can’t control that but you have to change the object
of your comparison from someone else to yourself you have to measure yourself
against yourself and by doing this you start a base point where you consider
yourself to be perfectly fine exactly how you are but it also is the most
effective motivating and healthy way to work to improve yourself you’ll become
you’ll happy yourself when you stop putting pressure on yourself to be more
like someone else and when you start comparing real to real we are in a
really bad state of affairs right now in my opinion it is it is eroding the core
foundations of how people behave by and between each other and I don’t have a
good solution you know my solution is I just don’t use these tools anymore I
have it for years it’s created huge tension with my friends huge tensions in
my social circles if you look at like you know my facebook fee if I probably
haven’t I posted maybe two times in seven years three times five times thing
just it’s less than 10 and it’s weird I guess I kind of just
innately didn’t want to get programmed and so I just turned tuned it out but I
didn’t confront it and now to see what’s happening it’s really it really it
really bums me up back in the 1970s in the early 80s at Xerox PARC when Steve
Jobs first went over and saw the graphical user interface the way people
talked about influence the world was a bicycle for our minds that here we are
you take a human being and they have a certain set of capacities and
capabilities and then you give them a bicycle and they can go to all these new
distances they’re empowered to go to these brand new places and to do these
new things to have these new capacities and that’s always been the philosophy of
people who make technologies how do we create bicycles for our minds to do and
empower us to feel and access more now when the first iPhone was introduced it
was also the philosophy of these technologies how do we empower people to
do something more and what and in those days it wasn’t manipulative because
there is no competition for attention Photoshop wasn’t trying to maximize how
much attention it took from you it didn’t measure a success that way and
the internet overall had been in the very beginning not designed to maximize
attention it was just to putting things out there putting things out there
creating these message boards it wasn’t designed with this whole persuasive
psychology that our burns later if you feed the beast that beast will destroy
you if you push back on it we have a chance to control it rein it in and it
is a point in time where people need to hard break from some of these tools and
the things that you rely on the short term dopamine driven feedback loops that
we have created are destroying how society works no civil discourse no
cooperation misinformation miss truth and it’s not an American problem this is
not about Russian ads this is a global problem
mr. Zuckerberg would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel
you stayed in last night


Reader Comments

  1. When I started using social media (mixit) people used to look at me as if I was a mass murderer. Now one can not get a job unless you are on social media and have a following… . How did that happen?

  2. Lmfao to people talking about how they deleted their Facebook accounts and other social media platforms but are still here in the comment section talking shit

  3. I gave all of it up a year ago, started reading old testament and have made so many changes in my life that the blessings of Leviticus 26 and Deauterony 28 have been poured out in great measure on my family. seek first the Kingdom of heaven and all the things you desire will be added to you. Yahuah loves when His children seek Him.

  4. I only use cell for texting which I do not enjoy or call someone for a real reason. do spend too much time on computer but mostly to watch stuff like this, AJ and other truthers while we still can. 30% of utube channels I enjoyed kicked off. my stupid wife has 3 cell phones and can not put it down for 30 minutes, even while driving plays at traffic lights, drives me nuts. Steve Jobs would not let his children have cell phones/Ipads and only computers for school work, smart but also evil knew what his products would do.

  5. 나는 이미이 비디오를 보았고, 이미 핸드폰이 있고 소셜 미디어를 가지고 있습니다.

  6. The truth ..the hole truth & nothing but the truth .kids have no idea about socializing skills like I'm 50 the last generation of what I'm talking about which is talking skills playing skills .I hate social media hate it that's why I don't go on fb X

  7. It's because of videos like this one is why I do not get depressed over social media. These days I keep Facebook and YouTube to a minimum in terms of how much I interact with Facebook and avoid the home page on YouTube and stick with my subscriptions only.

  8. I said to myself I wont use Facebook anymore but always watched youtube I think there's no difference.
    Mostly I did instead of watching videos I jumped into reading comments. Lol😂

  9. People are robots out here on these apps all day Facebook Instagram & I deleted Snapchat & thank God I had my spiritual awakening & got out the matrix now im really stuck in my own world in my bag 🤦🏾‍♂️🙏🏽💰💯

  10. Social media doesn't even come close to the blessing of a true person-to-person friendship. It's a false world of cyber interaction that never really satisfies the soul and leaves us empty and unfulfilled.

  11. I get mad because I was born in 1998, I wish I was born in 1988 fuuck bro, I fucking hate this generation , its gay, fake, and just overall stupid asf

  12. Mark has created Facebook for other countries and leave the USA out. It's easy to recognize.
    It's not addictive here in the USA. Everyone I ask if they still get on FB, say no..that there's nothing on there. They say it's for everyone around the world….which is mislesding and a lie. Which is honestly a cult. Might wanna look that up.

  13. I am an artist and I use social media as a tool for promoting my work and for networking in the Art world. It is far from perfect but it's enabled me to reach many people in faraway places almost instantaneously.
    I am fully aware of the drawbacks of this unreal environment , though I think that it's not a problem for those who are mature and well-adjusted.
    I think that social media is alright if you use it sparingly.

  14. i use only insta,no fb,no snap,no twiter … and i tjink its enough insta for some news from football or te be in contact with the people i know..thats ok for me. i used fb before..its been now two years that i deactivate my account

  15. Stay strong out there y’all. The only answer to your happiness is within yourself. Like everything we do on this earth, it’s all in moderation. Just remember all that will ever be, is what’s happening here. Right now, in this moment.

  16. M clean..as in social media clean..for almost one n a half years now…n during this time span I have made few genuine permanent relationships..the kind which doesn't need likes n tags to survive…👍

  17. The anti-American anti-JudeoChristian pro-socialist pro-sharia Liberal Democrat DNC are slowly destroying America and very soon the world.

  18. Social dynamics – nap and rally.

    – word process everyday
    – reprogram your mind and beliefs
    – Nap rally and learn as you go
    – remind yourself daily

  19. I do not believe Zigbee burg (lol) was ever a real person but inserted into college life . I mean look at the eyes . A sinethic humanoid robotoid! He’s part of the evil agenda called predictive programming! He was bred to take heat … why is facebook in trouble all the time ! Yet they are the number 1 engine extracting and tracking all the info on us . Wake the hell up!

  20. Other students says that studying is so hard.
    -They didn't know that social media is the main reason. XO XAD

  21. Facebook is a mk ultra experiment, its a form of brainwashing used to manipulate the masses, YouTube has same effects as fb on dopamine (please like so i can get a high, thanks). Fb has done experiments on how negative posts effect users, by changing the feed, by not letting positive posts be seen. Glad i deleted my account.

  22. I only have real friends and dont add everyone who asks. I dont look at others timeline- I just look at some friends feed and I dont care where they have been it doesnt make me jealous

  23. Social media biggest scourge an American probably world history is better worse than heroin, roar and the Democratic party

  24. I deleted my Facebook three days ago and see so much that’s going on around me now. It’s crazy how time flew by, how depressed I was because I didn’t have what others have and more it Kills you slowly for real. People please wake up it’s not good for you or your kids at all. Pay attention to your love ones during dinner, play outside with your kids, help your children with their school work and more. Go outside and become one with nature again and just see the change in your life. Don’t let social media take over your life and destroy you and your family. Be smart and stay awoke.

  25. It won't be long now before Mark is being sued by the ACLU. He'll get what's coming to him. Nothing but wannabe lluminati trash.

  26. I wanna know how he thinks he can provide a free & public service that violates people's Constituation Rights, such as Freedom of Speech.

  27. I removed all of my social media accounts a week ago. Not because of seeing this video, but because I did a little math after realizing that I had been on FB for a little over 10 years. I had to arrive at a daily average of use first, and how I did that is to compare the progression of my daily usage over that period of time. After which, I arrived at an average daily usage of 2.5 hrs per day. Now the math…

    2.5 hrs per day × 365 days per year= 912.5 hrs per year
    912.5 hrs ÷ 24 hrs= 38.02 days a year
    38.02 days × 10 yrs= 380.2 days

    I'm sure this total amount of days that I've spent on FB over the last 10 yrs is actually quite higher than this number. Even still, just at 2.5 hrs a day on average, over a 10 year period, still reflects a total of over 1 entire year spent just on FB, and that doesn't even include other social media platforms. Just think of how much could have been accomplished in a year's time…

    Technology is only a tool, meant to help make our lives simpler and easier…not control it!

  28. Deactivated
    Facebook
    Instagram
    WhatsApp 3days ago. Got to say I feel much more relaxed and I dont keep checking my phone.
    You should try it 🙂 u find more constructive things with ur time

  29. Can someone help me here cause I use YouTube and Instagram. On insta I don't an account of my actual self only like a burner account. I only use this account to follow sports pages for news and a few meme pages. I'd that fine or should I delete it too. Also as you guys are saying "we should wake up" how will we if we don't have a news feed from the Internet

  30. I have never had any social media account but YT still is able to steal my time and atention. Sometimes with amazing content, sometimes with trash i can't belive has access to people's minds.

  31. so what i should i do ?? talk to an idiot american , who knows nothing , and can teach me nothing , but wasting my time , who does not get anything i say , and asks questions , for me to explain it to them
    or come on the internet , where i trade the stock market , and make thousands a day ?

    so either talk to an idiot where i am not making money , or come on here where i am making money

    easy peasy answer right there , plus to many people talk about stupid shit

  32. I know social media is a device that translates thoughts that make you believe fake is real. I never have had any social media. Now see what the truth is I knew Technology, was a beast.

  33. For those who are saying that YouTube is also a social media thing….. So plz don't be dumb youtube is a different thing

  34. I have a balanced view on social media. It is excellent if used in control and for the right reason and worse if used carelessly and for the wrong reasons. You have friends from different parts of the world who you can't see daily. You see one others post and take action. Both of you feel happy about it. But please note time must not be wasted on this. Do this only on a specified time of the day and only for a specified time. Social media also helps people spread business, share views and make people aware of social causes. But on the downside bad guys use it to spread hatred and fake news. If this can be controlled it would be great. But one bad thing which you can never control about social media is the fact that the social media giants use and sell your data and can at anytime misuse your account

  35. That's the way we fight misanthropic behavior and crime. As you are not providing it as normal for tolerated.

  36. Very insightful!! I left facebook for two yrs, came back for about 12 yrs, and now i'm off for good. (deactivated). Honestly, only reason I haven't deleted it is cuz of family. I just noticed that my stress levels were very high every time I used it. I believe there is some sort of demonic force or pull to it which is what makes it addictive in a bad way.

  37. I only joined facebook a month ago. Facebook etc helps me with work now I'm freelance. No way will I mix my personal life with it.

    One thing i notice is people only want to brag about the good things in life, maybe I will highlight my negativities opposed to highlights.

  38. I deleted my facebook last week and for over a week, im getting the sleep i wanted. Lol so cliche because i kept on posting before about how i dont get enough sleep and blaming school activities and chores but yeah, i admit its because i almost spend 6 hours of the day on my social media accounts, sharing memes and intake a lot of amount of negativity. I also observed i lost my concentration and im trying to cope up bout that. I really want to help myself. Skl.

  39. as i watched my friends take pictures with smiles that seemed to appear as if they were having a really good time only for those smiles to disappear just as quick as they focused on their phones again afterwards, leaving me alone and quite out of place, i realized that social media really is such a waste of time and a fake, pretentious façade. it's sad how they don't even realize this until now, even as i keep encouraging them to stop using it

  40. Yeah but what if you only have 5 friends on Facebook like me and you barely go on, most of the time I have it deactivate.

  41. I am only 11 but i used to spend more than 7 hrs a day in social media. Then i decided to change. Now i only am 4 hrs a day at social media. Its still too much for me. Tomorrow im gonna change a lot. I am gonna start working on my book, my art and my music. I dont want my life to be controlled by a screen.

  42. Facebook is the devil they put me in JAIL FOR FIVE YEARS AND STOLE $30,000 FROM ME JUST FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH THEY STEAL YOUR INFORMATION AND LEAK IT TO OTHERS THOSE ARENT YOUR FRIENDS THISE ARE FAKE PEOPLE THAT CATFISH YOU AND STEAL YOUR INFORMATION TO EXPOSE YOU I GOT RID OF FACEBOOK AND I WILL NEVER GO BACK F*CK FACEBOOK AND EVERYONE THAT USES IT If you are intelligent and wise do not ever use Facebook or any type of social media if you want to stay ignorant dumb low down and dirty then go ahead help yourself I can take you to the water but I can't make it drink it f*ckfacebook f*k social media this isn't a game

  43. If you are intelligent and wise do not ever use Facebook or any type of social media if you want to stay ignorant dumb low down and dirty then go ahead help yourself I can take you to the water but I can't make it drink it f*ckfacebook f*k social media this isn't a game they stole $30,000 from me because of the acts of freedom of speech it ain't a joke and it ain't a game

  44. I remember having school presentations at 11 about social media being toxic and thinking what rubbish ,4 years later and I get it more than ever.

    No matter how much we deny it , social media has ruined us.We aren’t living our ‘Best Life’ this is all the Best Lie

  45. I think the heads of these big tech companies have been replaced with aliens. That's why they look so strange (no soul behind their eyes) and are helping China as traitors to the US.

  46. I was born in the 60s and grew up without internet or social media when we interacted with each other and life was so much better then

  47. Oh please. Get over it. So everyone was addicted for a minute. No one cares anymore. It's just like a video game that once seemed great and now is kinda boring. Everyone goes through it then moves on.

  48. I can't really believe what fb has took away from me this whole time I'm just going to delete my accounts on FB,IG,and Twitter and keep YouTube

  49. Man o man !
    Am i glad!
    I'm finally being able to stay away from Facebook for long periods, and now I'm not that interested in getting likes and comments in my posts and profiles since i realized that, though I'm able to speak in Facebook, i couldn't speak in real life when i meet them….and it really doesn't matter whether they like or dislike my Facebook stuffs because in real life Facebook doesn't even matter!

  50. You know what.. I deleted
    Pubg mobile (played 3+hrs everyday for last 2 yrs)
    Facebook deleted account not just app
    All other social media
    Tv connnection
    Sports
    Youtube channels of useless contents
    (Feels now I can work on myself)

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