Anthropological experiment ? (facebook down ... )

Hello! :coffee:

Yesterday, I was reading a note from Free-Man’s perspective :

A couple of hours after, the wife starts complaining about Facebook not working anymore, the phone rings, people are asking if her stuff still works etc … because they are also broken.

Of course she comes down the stairs and ask me to fix it. I can’t. They are broken … It’s on Win11 etc. This morning she call others, and they are broken also.

Found a bit of information here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/facebook/

I’ve never been on Facebook and don’t need it. To the best of my ability, it’s poisonous and a time sink. What I find interesting tho, is the human behavior around this situation. The physical language also changes …

Quite something to be a witness of it :thinking:

You have all a great day in the free computing world :penguin:
:wave:

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Around 10-11 years ago, I have decided to make myself a Facebook account. I was bored and I decided to do that. I didn’t use it much, mainly because I didn’t saw the appeal of it. As a result, that account was mostly dormant. I will occasionally come there to post meaningless bullshit like what songs I was listening to at the time (they sucked by my current standards) and to post dark humor memes (which also sucked by my current standards). When I finished 8th grade, I have decided that I had enough, so I deleted my Facebook, Instagram and other social medias account, besides the ones I used, like Reddit or YouTube.

People around my age use social media constantly. I’m also kinda of guilty of it, but I still don’t see much appeal in platforms like TikTok, Facebook, etc. I guess the appeal is seeing what everybody else “does”. It’s like a digital town hall of yours, perhaps? I don’t really know. All I know is that it isn’t for me and that the way most platforms, specifically TikTok, seem to be a cancer for society and specifically people around my age and lower (for context, I’m currently 20) rather than a benefit.

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Good morning winnyace :smiley:

It’s important for people around your age to a least know what the effects can come to when stuff begins to degenerate.

I’m afraid, just like you, I’ve heard about people getting physically sick because of the abuse they received.

On a side note, since you mentioned you were an introvert, I have a book recommendation for you that I have bought 2 times - One in English, and one in French:

My first copy is well worn out. It was offered to me by a colleague at my last Army Brigade in Valcartier.

Take care :wink:

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Yo, thanks for the book recommendation! I appreciate it! :smile:

You won’t be able to let it down … it talks about us in detail :wink:

Oh wow, the article was correct. :laughing:

What researchers discovered twenty-some years ago was that putting people of the same opinion into a single room had a striking effect: The opinion in the room moved, inevitably, to the extreme.

To be fair I do not say it in any bad way against you. I just notice it here (and on other Linux / OSS forums) that there is a certain extremisation of topics like “windows sucks” and “the big corporation/goverment is stealing our freedom”. It just looks like that the people just have this ensurance effect on like-minded peers no matter the topic. It is very interesting. :grinning:

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And it’s not even programmed in Rust! :crab:

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I am sure that even if The Algorithm didn’t put the like-minded people in the same room, they would create those echo chambers themselves. Perhaps it would take a bit more time but still. It looks like to be the propensity of the human mind/psyche.

Is there a remedy for that? I don’t know but one can at least try and remind him/her/? -self to keep an open mind to different-minded people (extend that to nationality, religion etc., the categories people use to define themselves) . It may be easier said than done but it might be a surprising and enriching experience.

:handshake:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

― Mark Twain

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Maybe there’s some JavaScript in it :wink:

I think even IRL, people naturally seek others of the same opinion. In Romanian, we have a saying “Cine se seamănă se adună”. It seems in English it is “Birds of a feather flock together”. Either its background, status or opinions, people will naturally go with others alike. I think it’s just human to do that.

I don’t really agree being on either of the extremes, honestly, but I, myself, fail sometimes to not be too extreme. It’s a delicate balance that requires a lot of self-awareness I find…

I KNOW MAN LIKE THE WHAT THE FUCK!? /s

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I’d rather give up my :clown_face: horn than use any SoYCiAl NeTWoRkS
It’s absolute poison that made us go full on :clown_face: :earth_africa: mode, destroying people brains.

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btw, cursing is generally discouraged here…i know, i know first thing coming to mind is what the fsck?! :rofl:

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Alright, I see how it is. :sweat_smile:

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